Keys to the Future

This award serves to recognize and reward ASCLS members who have demonstrated their leadership potential to the organization, and to provide these members with structured mentoring.

The Key to the Future Program is administered by the ASCLS Leadership Development Committee and is intended to assist constituent societies in the development of potential leaders to serve at local, state, regional and national levels of the Society. Additionally, the program encourages appointments and nominations of these highly motivated members to positions of responsibility within the organization that will further their leadership development.

Award: Recipients receive recognition and a unique Key to the Future pin at the annual ASCLS meeting. Constituent societies are encouraged to appoint/elect awardees as delegates to the ASCLS Annual Meeting.

Each constituent society should recognize their nominees by announcing their names at the constituent society's annual Awards Ceremony and presenting them with a unique item designated exclusively for this purpose. The names of the winners should be published in the constituent society newsletter.

Nomination deadline: April 30
Nominees are from a constituent (state) society. Method of nomination by a constituent society is to be determined by that constituent society. Each constituent society may recognize a maximum of three members per year. If more than three names are submitted, the committee will return the names to the constituent society for determination of those three individuals to be recognized nationally. The committee will not make that determination.

ASCLS recommends the current constituent society president be involved, with a suggested committee composition including the president, past president, president-elect and the previous year's recipients.

Nominations must be typed, and submitted on the ASCLS

Key to the Future Recognition Program nomination form 

Forms must be emailed to Leadership Development Committee Chair, Stacey Robinson, at robinsonstacey@yahoo.com

Eligibility:

  • Must be a new member (within three years), or a longstanding member who has recently increased his/her activity with the society
  • Must be an ASCLS member in the Professional I, Professional II, or Student categories of membership
  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential by directing at least one task force or project, chairing a committee with significant tasks, or performing exceptionally as a constituent society Board member or local/chapter officer; outcomes of this involvement must be considered outstanding, creative and of high quality
  • Must not have received this award previously

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