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36th Annual Convention 
March 2015
Virginia Beach, VA
 
 


Awards and Nomination Procedures


Deadline for all award nominations is 2014 (to be announced).  Award winners receive plaques (unless indicated below.) One plaque is awardedper team or group--only one award, not one for each member of a team/group.


Contact Chris Gearhart Awards Chair

Tuula-Riitta Välikoski Chair Elect

Laura Janusik

Graham Bodie

Listening Hall of Fame Award

The Hall of Fame Award is presented to individuals who are recognized for notable achievements involving Listening in academic, business, or other settings who is a member of ILA in good standing;. Selection to the listening Hall of Fame is the highest award of the Association. Winners have contributed to the advancement of effective Listening over a number of years. You can review the list of current Listening Hall of Fame Members.

Instructions

Please submit your nomination and specific supporting documentation outlining the nominee’s explicit qualifications.

Listening Research Awards

Nominations can be made for three ILA Research Awards. One copy of the research submission should be submitted to the Awards Chairperson.You can review the list of current  Listening Research Award Winners

The Listening Research Award is presented for outstanding achievement in research by an ILA member or group. To be considered, the research should have been published or, if unpublished, the data should have been collected during the last calendar year. Nominations may be made by self-nomination, or by another ILA member, or with recommendation of the ILA Research Committee. (Only one plaque is awarded per team or group--only one award, not one for each member of a group/team.)

The Graduate Thesis/Dissertation Award nomination is open to any full-time graduate student (current or previous graduate student) who has completed outstanding research in the form of a thesis or dissertation who is a member of ILA in good standing. To be considered, the research should have been published or, if unpublished, the data should have been collected during the last calendar year. Nominations may be made by self-nomination, or by another ILA member, or with recommendation of the ILA Research Committee.

The Undergraduate Research Award is open to any full-time undergraduate student (current or previous student) who has completed an outstanding research project who is a member of ILA in good standing. To be considered, the research should have been published or, if unpublished, the data should have been collected during the last calendar year. Nominations may be made by self-nomination, by another ILA member, or with the written recommendation of the  ILA Research Committee. (Only one plaque is awarded per team or group--only one award, not one for each member of a group/team.)

ILA Special Recognition Award


Qualifying Criteria
Nominations should be individuals and/or organizations who have performed outstanding service to the ILA for an extended period of time, or have provided unusual service to the promotion of listening over a period of at last one full year. You can review the list of previous Special Recognition Award Winners.

Instructions

Please submit nomination and specific supporting documentation outlining the specific service and unique contribution of the nominee. Cite dates of unique contribution with particular evidence reflecting the impact, outcomes, or effects of such contributions. 

ILA Listener of the Year

Qualifying Criteria

Nominations should be nationally or internationally prominent listeners. Nominees should epitomize the highest standards and principles of effective listening. Membership in ILA is not a prerequisite for this award. You can review the list of previous Listener of the Year Award Winners.

Instructions

Please submit your nomination and specific supporting documentation outlining the nominee’s explicit qualifications.

ILA Award for Listening in the Business Sector

Qualifying Criteria

The ILA Award for listening in the Business Sector is presented to an individual or organization who is recognized for notable achievements involving listening in business settings. Nominees should have contributed to the advancement of effective listening in the current year. You can review the list of previous Listening in the Business Sector Award Winners.

Instructions

Please submit your nomination and specific supporting documentation outlining the nominee’s explicit qualifications.


ILA Outstanding Educator Award


Qualifying Criteria

The recipient of the ILA Outstanding Educator Award is presented to an individual who is a member of ILA in good standing; is a teacher (open to all levels, including elementary, secondary, college, and university); is knowledgeable about listening and how to teach listening; teaches listening (could be part of a course, such as language arts, communication, speech, business, leadership, etc.); and shares his or her knowledge and techniques for teaching listening with others through convention presentations, publishing, teacher in-service, etc.).  You can review the list of previous Outstanding Listening Educator Award Winners.

Instructions

Please submit your nomination and specific supporting documentation outlining the nominee’s explicit qualifications.

Carolyn Coakley-Hickerson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a K-12 teacher. 

The winner is awarded a plaque, waived one year convention fees, and a one year complimentary ILA membership. You can review the list of previous Carolyn Coakley Hickerson Award Winners.

The following are the criteria for this award

1. Excellence in teaching, K-12

2. Teaching K-12 in a public school (preferred)

3. A desire to contribute to the field of listening

4. Preference will be give to a nominee who teaches in the local area of the conference

Instructions

Please submit your nomination and specific supporting documentation outlining the nominee’s explicit qualifications

ILA Lifetime Achievement Award


Qualifying Criteria

The ILA Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual who is recognized for lifetime achievements involving the ILA and its growth and development. More specific qualifications are being generated for review. You can review the list of previous Lifetime Achievement Award Winners.


Instructions

Please submit your nomination and specific supporting documentation outlining the nominee’s explicit qualifications.


ILA President's Award


Qualifying Criteria

This award is presented to individuals or organizations, at the discretion of the President of the ILA. You can review the list of previous President's Award Winners.  If you have suggestions for the President's Award, contact the current president of the ILA.

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Special Research Awards

For the following awards, please contact the chair of the Research Committee, Andrea Vickery.


The Synergist Award

The ILA research committee determines the winner of the Synergist Award.  There is a small cash prize associated with the award (under $500.00) but no plaque is awarded. The criteria is outlined in the Listening Research Priorities White Paper. The Synergist Award application can be accessed in Word or PDF.


ILA Top Convention and Top Student Paper

The research committee present these awards.  The committee has the flexibility to award a top paper award to a student member-authored paper, in addition to one authored by a non-student member, or a paper that has non-student member authors. (There is a plaque awarded to winners of top paper award/s but only one plaque per paper--not to each author.) You can review the list of previous Top Convention and Synergist Award Winners.

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Dr. Nanette Johnson-Curiskis
 Executive Director, International Listening Association 
Box 164, Belle Plaine MN 56011 USA
Phone and TEXT: 1.952.594.5697 
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