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FCA Awards of Excellence Nominations

You are invited to participate in the:

Florida Counseling Association Awards for Excellence

Applications currently open. The deadline to submit is September 15, 2021.

Awards and recognition will be presented at the FCA Convention in October. 

The following categories will be recognized:

Submit Award Nominations Below

  • Ensure all information is submitted per instructions
  • Review submissions carefully
  • Email any applicable supporting documents to the FCA Office, Attention Awards Committee at: fcaoffice@flacounseling.org
  • Contact the FCA Office for any additional information or assistance


On the behalf of the Awards Committee, we thank you in advance for your participation and look forward to receiving your entries.

FCA Advocate Award 

The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual or organization which has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the counseling profession in Florida.

1) Complete the Nomination Form

2) Using the "Overall Justification", "Personal Justification", and "Additional Considerations" on the form, please address the following:

  • Exemplary support of or outstanding promotion of the counseling and human services profession.
  • Explain why you feel the nominee should be the person selected to receive this award.

The “Jeff Siskind” Leadership Award 

As the FCA Executive Director, Jeff Siskind demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities.  This award is designed to recognize an individual or an organization who/that has made a significant contribution in leading their Chapter, Division, and Association.

1) Complete the Nomination Form

2) Using the "Overall Justification", "Personal Justification", and "Additional Considerations" on the form, please address the following:

  • Description of the actions and behaviors that illustrate the nominee’s leadership skills.
  • Explain why you feel the nominee should be the person selected to receive this award.

FCA Member of the Year 

The purpose of this award is to recognize a member who has made a significant contribution to FCA.

1) Complete the Nomination Form

2) Using the "Overall Justification", "Personal Justification", and "Additional Considerations" on the form, please address the following:

  • Describe the contributions which the individual has made.
  • Supplemental evidence to support the nomination is acceptable.  This information could be contributions to an FCA chapter or division or any national division or office.
Additional criteria required:
  • The nominee must be a FCA member a minimum of 3 years
  • The nominee must hold a master’s degree in the counseling field or have worked within the human services field for a minimum of 5 years
  • The nominee must have significantly contributed to the growth and development of FCA.

The “Pete Fisher” Humanitarian Award 

The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual or organization which has made a significant contribution for the betterment of humanity and the human condition.

1) Complete the Nomination Form

2) Using the "Overall Justification", "Personal Justification", and "Additional Considerations" on the form, please address the following:

    • Description of the actions, incidents, or behaviors that illustrate the nominee’s caring in a personal way.
    • Description of the actions, incidents, or behaviors the nominee’s caring through social action.
    • Explain why you feel the nominee should be the person selected to receive this award.

 

    

 

 

BEST DIVISION MEMBERSHIP SERVICE AND/OR BEST MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN 2020-2021

The purpose of this award is to recognize the division that best promotes the counseling profession or a division that creatively recruited new membership to the division.  

1) Complete the Nomination Form

2) Using the "Overall Justification", "Personal Justification", and "Additional Considerations" on the form, please address the following:

    • A brief description of the program or service and the results you achieved
    • Who was the target audience: (i.e., current members, new members, the community)
    • How did the division assess the needs of members and how was this used to develop the appropriate service or program?
    • What were the goals and objectives of the service or program?
    • Describe the process used to carry out the program or project.
    • What was the timeline followed?
    • How did the division measure the success of the service or program? (i.e., increased membership, increased attendance, increased revenue, increased visibility in the community).

BEST DIVISION NEWSLETTER 2020-2021

The purpose of this award is to recognize the division that publishes a newsletter in a timely fashion and informs, educates, and motivates to participate actively in division activities.  

1) Complete the Nomination Form

2) Using the "Overall Justification", "Personal Justification", and "Additional Considerations" on the form, please address the following: 

3) SCAN and email copies of the publication to fcaoffice@flacounseling.org 

    • What is the budget for producing the publication?
    • What is the circulation of this publication?
    • What is the format for this publication? (i.e., 8 ½ X 11”, 12 pages)
    • What is the frequency of this publication? (monthly, quarterly)
    • What are the goals and objectives of this publication?
    • What method of production and distribution is used for this publication?
    • How does this publication serve the division’s needs as determined by its goals?





Outstanding Division of the Year 2020-2021

This award is designed to recognize the division who best demonstrated the objectives of an FCA division. 

1) Complete the Nomination Form

2) Using the "Overall Justification", "Personal Justification", and "Additional Considerations" on the form, please address the following:

    • What were the goals and objectives of your division?
    • How did you determine these goals and objectives (i.e., needs assessment)?
    • What activities and/or programs did you institute in order to carry out these goals and objectives?
    • What was the timeline that was followed?
    • How did the division evaluate the success of these activities and/or programs in carrying out these goals and objectives







NOMINATION FORM

2020 71st Annual Convention Award Winners

The “Jeff Siskind” Leadership Award 

Dr. Caroline Perjessy


As the FCA Executive Director, Jeff Siskind demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities.  This award is designed to recognize an individual or an organization who/that has made a significant contribution in leading their Chapter, Division, and Association. 


2020 Jeff Siskind Leadership award winner is Dr. Caroline Perjessy

The “Pete Fisher” Humanitarian Award 

Community Counseling & Research Center

College of Community Innovation and Education, University of Central Florida


The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual or organization which has made a significant contribution for the betterment of humanity and the human condition.

2020 Pete Fisher Humanitarian Award winner is the Community Counseling & Research Center at UCF's College of Community Innovation & Education

FCA Advocate Award 

Dr. Kent Butler


The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual or organization which has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the counseling profession in Florida.


2020 FCA Advocate Award winner is Dr. Kent Butler

FCA Member of the Year 

Emily Flositz, MA, CCC


The purpose of this award is to recognize a member who has made a significant contribution to FCA.



2020 FCA Member of the Year award winner is Emily Flositz

OUTSTANDING DIVISION OF THE YEAR 2019-2020

Florida Career Development Association (FCDA)


This award is designed to recognize the division who best demonstrated the objectives of an FCA division.


2020 FCA Outstanding Division of the Year Award winner is FCDA

BEST DIVISION NEWSLETTER 2019-2020

Florida Association for Multi-Cultural Counseling and Development (FAMCD)


The purpose of this award is to recognize the division that publishes a newsletter in a timely fashion and informs, educates, and motivates to participate actively in division activities. 


2020 Newsletter of the Year Award winner is FAMCD

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