2019 CMED Award Nominations

Nominate Your Program(s) for the 2019 CMED Awards

CMED Awards recognize excellence in university-based executive, professional and continuing education globally. CMED is now accepting nominations for our 3rd Annual CMED Awards competition. This is another opportunity for CMED attendees to share and showcase their unique, creative and innovative programs.

Deadline to submit nominations:       September 30, 2019

Please submit your nominations as follows:

  1. Send electronic (Adobe PDF or MS Word document format) submissions to cmed@proed.com by the deadline.
  2. Send video submissions to cmed@proed.com including the URL to an .mp4 format file through a file hosting service such as ‘Dropbox’ or ‘Google Drive’. Please ensure that your email includes contact information.

Award Administration Fee: Award nomination is free for ProEd members. A small administration fee of $100 USD per nomination will be charged for non-members upon receipt of their submission(s).

TYPES of AWARDS[1]:

GRAND PRIX PROGRAM AWARDS

Nominations are evaluated by the Program Awards Committee composed of CMED Advisory Board members.  The Committee will select a first-place award winner. These awards will be granted in the following 4 (four) categories (one award per category):

  1. Open Enrollment Program: registration is open to the general public
  2. Custom Program: content is customized to a specific audience, registration is not open to the general public
  3. Online/Hybrid Program
  4. Partnership Program
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Here are some useful tips for your submission(s):

  • Ensure you fully address the requirements for each category
  • Submit your award nomination no later than September 30, 2019
  • The Program Awards Committee may opt to not award in any category if there are not enough submissions
  • The Nomination Committee may opt to not consider a submission in any category that does not meet requirements
  • Multiple proposals can be submitted that fit the requirements (max of two proposals per category)
  • Please do not re-purpose proposals for multiple categories

PEER CHOICE AWARDS

These awards will be granted based on the results of the vote by conference attendees following the Program Showcase session on the 15th of November in any of the following 6 categories (one award per category):

  1. Open Enrollment Program: registration is open to the general public
  2. Custom Program: content is customized to a specific audience, registration is not open to the general public
  3. Online/Hybrid Program
  4. Partnership Program
  5. Lifelong Learning Impact Video
  6. Team Spirit Video

[1] It will be possible for a Center/School to place first in both types of awards and receive both trophies.

Award Category Descriptions and Instructions (open up the category you are interested in)

This category will recognize open enrollment programs available for registration to the general public.

To be considered, please provide a one-page narrative on why your program should be awarded Best Open Enrollment Program. Please also include information and/or documentation based on the following:

  • Program Description: Title, format and course outline, # of hours, program age, # of participants
  • Program Description URL (if available)
  • Supporting Evaluations/Testimonials demonstrating exemplary    results
  • Any unique, innovative, creative features / benefits of the program
  • Number of registrations generated by the program
  • Revenue Generated/Operating Margin (optional)

This category will recognize custom programs that demonstrate exceptional design and development of new services and content specifically for the customer.

To be considered, please provide a one page narrative on why your program should be awarded Best Custom Program. Please also include information and/or documentation based on the following:

  • Program Description: Title, format and course outline, # of hours, program age, # of participants
  • Program Description URL (if available)
  • Importance of Customization to include need
  • Supporting Evaluations/Testimonials demonstrating exemplary    results and/or /impact/continued collaborations
  • Any unique, innovative, or out of box strategy as related to custom programs
  • Income Generated/Operating Margin (Optional)

2018
1st Place: McGill University, School of Continuing StudiesProfessional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Governance

Runner-up: Texas A&M University, Executive DevelopmentWeatherford Leadership Development Program

Other Contenders:

2017

Winner: Chickasaw Nation Executive Development Program, Executive and Professional Development, Oklahoma State University
Runner-ups:
Digital Communication Strategies, Executive Education, Capilano University
Nickle Electrical Emerging Leadership Training, Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Delaware

This category will recognize excellence in fully online or hybrid programs by demonstrating positive impact to learners, industry, respective institution and/or department, and to higher education.

To be considered, please provide a one-page narrative on why your program should be awarded Best Online/Hybrid Program. Please also include information and/or documentation based on the following:

  • Program Description: Title, format and course outline, #hours, program age, # of participants
  • Program Description URL (if available)
  • Hybrid programs should contain at least 10 hours or 25% of online program content hours.
  • Describe the key performance indicators that your unit targeted for this program. Were they achieved?
  • Describe the impact of this program to the learner and to their industry
  • Describe any impact on higher education; your center/unit/school
  • Describe how this program is sustainable for your center/unit/school

2018
1st Place: Case Western Reserve University – New Change Equation

Runner-up: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Improving Your Business through a Culture of Health

Other Contender: Telenor-INSEAD-Intrepid – Creating a Culture of Innovation

2017

Winner: Business Essentials for Managers, Vanderbilt University

This category will recognize a program’s partnership of excellence. Programs can be in-class, hybrid or 100% online.
The partnership can be:

  • Within your school, state/province, national or international
  • A Corporate Partnership
  • A Non-Profit Partnership
  • A Government Partnership
  • With Multiple Partners

To be considered, please provide a one-page narrative on why your program should be awarded Best Partnership Program. Please also include the following information and/or documentation:

  • Program Description: Title, format and course overview, # hours, program age, # of participants
  • Provide Type of Partner: Describe the purpose of the partnership and any benchmarks/metrics to be achieved
  • Program Description URL (if available)
  • Describe the achievement to include any benefits or outcomes
  • Describe the benefit to the learner and/or their industry
  • Describe the program’s impact on industry’s ROI

2018
1st Place: University of Dayton – Center for Leadership Collaborative Partner Model

Runner-up: Boise State University – K-12 Teacher Professional Development

Other Contenders:

2017

Winner: Masters Certificate in Project Management, York University and its Partner Universities
Runner-ups:
Executive Education Partnership Program, Oklahoma State University
Master Certificate in Project Management, Wichita State University

This category will grant an award that will recognize the positive impact that a particular program has had on a specific participant. The participant is not required to be present.

To be considered, please provide a one-page narrative and video testimonial (Max 3 minutes) on why your program should be awarded the Life Long Learner and Life Long Learner Impact awards.

Please also include the following information and/or documentation:

  • Program Description: Title, format and course outline, # of hours, program age, # of participants
  • Key personal/career milestones that the participant attributes to the program
  • Program Description URL (if available)
  • Methods/content the program provided to further the participant’s success
  • Positive influences this participant has had on their business/customers/colleagues, etc. as a result of the learning experience
  • Key factors about how the program changed the participant’s life, career, and/or leadership influence

2018

Emilio Amaro nominated by Boise State University, Center for Professional Development

This category will recognize the team that displays the best team spirit. With the understanding that we all work hard in our professions, this award gives the opportunity to showcase, in a creative and innovative manner, how your team exudes the true spirit of sportsmanship, fun, enthusiasm, camaraderie and team spirit. Nominees must be prepared to display video during poster session.

To be considered, please provide a short video (max 5 minutes) that demonstrates the following:

  • Sportsmanship
  • Fun
  • Enthusiasm
  • Camaraderie
  • Teamwork/Team spirit

2018
1st Place: University of Texas at El Paso, Professional and Public Programs

Other Contenders:

Here is how awards will be selected:

Grand Prix Program Awards

  • The Program Awards Committee will review all nominations and select the winner in each of the 4 (four) categories. The committee will be the final judge of the winners and the awards will be presented at a different time than the Peer Choice Awards.

Peer Choice Awards

  • Top nominees in each category will have the opportunity to showcase their program(s) during CMED 2019. Program representatives will be on hand to discuss their program in the form of a discussion, computer slideshow, website, or a poster. CMED attendees will have time to visit the poster presentation and ask questions.
  • Each CMED participant will receive 6 (six) ballots. Attendees will cast their vote during Program Award Selection on the 15th of November from 4:15pm to 6:00pm.
  • The first place Peer Choice Awards winner in each category will be announced and presented with a trophy on the 17th of November 2019. In the case of a tie or other unforeseen issue, the Program Awards Committee will be the final arbitrator.

For more information or questions about nomination and selection process, please contact CMED Awards Committee Members:

Paul Heroman: pheroman@nd.edu
Vanessa Kannemeyer: vkanneyer@Rollins.edu
Brandi Plunkett: bplunkett@mays.tamu.edu
Inna Popova: inna.popova@mcgill.ca

If you need immediate assistance, please call 763-656-3527 directly.

Joe Bork, ProEd

cmed@proed.com

2017-18 Categories not active in 2019:

This category is not active in 2019. Here are winners and contenders in 2017-18.

2018

1st Place: Texas A&M University – Executive Certificate in Business Essentials

Runner-up: Drexel University – Digital Marketing Certificate

Other Contenders:

Davenport University – Certificate of Integrated Operations Management
University of Ottawa – Wellbeing for Leadership Resilience

2017

Winner:  Coaching Leader Program, Saint Joseph’s University
Runner-ups: Women’s Leadership, Ukrainian Catholic University, Leading Millenials, Vanderbilt University

This category is not active in 2019.

To be considered, please provide a one-page narrative on why your program should be awarded the Legacy Award Program.

Please also include information and/or documentation based on the following:

  • Program Description: Title, format and course outline, # of hours, program age, # of participants in the last 5+ years
  • Summary of Successes
  • Program Description URL
  • Supporting Evaluations/Testimonials demonstrating exemplary results and or impact
  • Curriculum examples
  • Number of participants impacted by the program
  • Income Generated/Operating Margin (Optional)

2017 Winner: Effective Executive Leadership Program, University of Saskatchewan
2017 Runner-ups:
Masters Certificate in Public Sector Management, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Leadership Development Program, Boise State University

“This was my first time at CMED and as a new Centre Director, I found the networking opportunities and the content of the sessions to be of tremendous value in helping me get up to speed, and to make connections with other Centres. I plan to come back every year if possible.”

Leigh Puddester, Gardiner Centre, Memorial University

“The caliber of this conference is much higher than any others that I attend due to the attention to detail in putting together the agenda and all the communication leading up to the conference.  The attendees’ willingness to reach out and help one another is unmatched.  I always leave re-energized for the work ahead of us.”

Caron Hobin, Bay Path University

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