Summary of Selection Process – SAC Advancing Consulting Awards

Call for Nominations:  Nominations can be self-generated or submitted by others. FAQ link on Awards page contains criteria for eligibility and selection

Confirmation of eligibility:  SAC leadership reviews nominations to confirm that each nominee meets eligibility requirements before inviting her/him to submit an application

Nominee interviews:  Awards Committee reviews each application to ensure that it is in the correct category (Established or Emerging), and interviews each nominee to gain additional perspective about the degree to which she or he meets selection criteria

Committee call: Q&A with interviewers to clarify and expand upon results of interviews

Select finalists via anonymous, confidential digital survey.  Each awards committee member individually decides the degree to which each nominee meets the selection criteria. An independent statistician confidentially scores the survey. The nominees with the highest totals are the finalists

Interview references: Awards Committee members interview finalists’ references regarding their experiences with the finalist in the context of selection criteria

Committee call: Q&A with awards committee reference interviewers to clarify and expand upon results of interview

Select award recipients via anonymous, confidential digital vote. Each committee member individually decides the degree to which each finalist meets selection criteria, based upon all information to date. An independent statistician confidentially scores the survey. The nominee with the highest total score for his / her category receives the award

Notify recipients, nominees & nominators.  A member of the awards committee will confidentially contact people by phone or video call regarding final results. Nominees not receiving awards are eligible to re-nominate themselves or be re-nominated for consideration as soon as the next year’s Call for Nominations is open

Award recipients must be present at SAC Annual Meeting in New York City:  They will receive their awards and participate in a moderated panel discussion

Adjustments and improvements: Awards Committee meets shortly after the Annual Meeting to review the criteria and continue to improve the selection process.

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