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Guidelines

Objective
To recruit, engage, and retain new members and to identify potential for new leadership in the Association.

Eligibility
Only members in their first three years of membership are eligible to apply (student or regular).

Deadline
The application is due no later than May 15.
The deadline for submitting New Leaders applications has passed. If you have questions please contact asist@asist.org.

Award Amount
If selected, you will receive:

Up to $1000 in travel expense reimbursement to defray the cost of attending the Annual Meetings.  This must be split over two consecutive Annual Meetings, with the reimbursement cost of a single meeting not to exceed $700.

Free conference registration for these two years (excluding seminars, workshops and other special events, although these can be reimbursed from the travel expenses provided).

Application

Each applicant must submit a statement (no more than 500 words) that addresses the following:

  1. Any previous involvement in ASIS&T and the benefits you expect from an ASIS&T membership
  2. Your leadership experiences, including a) leadership positions you held in ASIS&T and other organizations and b) leadership qualities or skills you possess
  3. Why you want to participate in the New Leaders Program, including a) what you hope to contribute to ASIS&T and b) what you hope to gain professionally and personally

Along with your application, applicants must select their top three placement choices among the list of Student Chapters, Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or Committees with which they would like to be involved.

Applicants must also provide their membership number.  The selection committee will check all potential awardees to ensure that the applicant is a current member of ASIS&T in their first three years of membership.

The application should be submitted online by May 15 and a current CV/resume of the applicant should be uploaded as well.

Selection

The applications will be reviewed by the selection committee, comprised of members from Chapter Assembly, SIG Cabinet and the ASIS&T Board. At least four members will comprise this committee.

The selection committee will make selections based on the potential of the applicant to contribute to ASIS&T. In addition, an effort will be made to distribute applicants across multiple SIGs, Chapters, and Committees.

No more than 8 awards will be made.

Applicants will be notified by June 15th.

One or more mentors will be selected for each awardee, based on the unit to which the awardee is assigned.

Mentor and Applicant Responsibilities

AwardeesMentors
In years 1 and 2 the awardee will volunteer for at least one task during the Annual Meeting and attend the SIG, Chapter, or Committee meetings associated with the task. The task will be negotiated in consultation with the awardee, his/her mentor(s), and the designated SIG, Chapter, or Committee leader(s). In year 1 and 2 the mentor(s) will be responsible for contacting the awardee prior to the Annual Meeting to make sure he/she is aware of the time and locations of the SIG. Chapter, or Committee meeting that was assigned. The mentor(s) will also set up a meeting with the awardee and the designated SIG, Chapter, Committee leader(s) to discuss the awardees’ year 1 and year 2 tasks.
In year 1 and 2 the awardee will attend the Leadership Development session at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. In year 1 and 2 the mentor(s) will be responsible for contacting the awardee prior to the Annual Meeting to make sure he/she is aware of the time and location of the Leadership Development session.
At the beginning of Year 1, the awardee will provide the leadership committee and mentor(s) with a brief bio (less than 200 words), photo, and a report outlining goals for the upcoming year. Bios, photos, and reports may be used in marketing and communications about the New Leaders Program.At the beginning of Year 1, the mentor(s) will discuss with the awardee his/her goals for the upcoming year, including specific tasks and timelines.
At the beginning of Year 2, the awardee will provide the leadership committee and mentor(s) with a report on progress toward Year 1 goals, plans for Year 2 goals, and any suggestions for how to improve the New Leaders Program. At the beginning of Year 2, the mentor(s) will discuss with the awardee his/her progress on Year 1 goals, and plans for Year 2 goals.
At the end of Year 2, the awardee will provide the leadership committee and mentor(s) a final report about the 2-year experience in the New Leaders Program, including outcomes of goals, lessons learned, and plans to impact ASIS&T and its membership in future years.At the end of Year 2, the mentor(s) will discuss with the awardee his/her 2-year performance in the New Leaders Program and send a brief assessment of the awardee to the Leadership Committee.