• TECNA Innovation Awards

  • The First-Ever TECNA Innovation Awards will recognize one or more tech councils' member staff who have been integral to develop and implement innovative and impactful work on behalf of your tech association. The work being nominated should have a milestone in 2018. Nominations may be made by any of the following:

    • TECNA member council staff
    • A member of your Tech Council including but not limited to Board Members
    • A community or government partner of your Tech Council

     

    Recognition of nominees, finalists and winners will be presented at the 2019 TECNA Summer Conference in Madison, WI.

    Nomination Deadline Friday, May 31, 2019

  • Award Categories:

    1. Membership Retention & Recruitment
      This category will recognize one or more team members who implemented innovation in membership retention and recruitment strategies resulting in measurable improvements.
    2. Creative Marketing & Communications
      This category will recognize one or more team members who developed innovative marketing, communications or social media strategies strengthening the brand and community engagement of the tech council.
    3. Talent Pipeline & Workforce
      This category will recognize one or more team members who have developed innovative workforce or talent pipeline initiatives. Types of programs or initiatives include: K-12 STEM, Higher-Ed STEM, CTE, Training/Re-Training, Apprenticeships, Internships, Job Portals, Mentoring, Coding and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). 
    4. Major Impact on Tech Community
      This category will recognize one or more team members who have made a substantial impact on the tech community on behalf of the tech council. Impact could be related to leadership roles in tech related efforts (i.e., Dept. of Ed advisory committees, city council board of advisors, etc.), direct service, mentoring, etc.  
    5. Public Policy/Advocacy.
      This category will recognize one or more team members who have led creative efforts on behalf the tech council in the area of public policy advocacy. Among the areas to be recognized included but are not limited to: campaigns to pass or defeat legislation or regulations important to the tech industry or developing and/or growing public policy as a membership service benefit.
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