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The Northwest Territories Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) invites nominations for the Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

Is there someone in your organization who demonstrates excellence in and commitment to public administration?  IPAC-NWT invites you to submit nominations for the Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), founded in 1947, is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to advancing excellence in the public service through research, networking and celebrating achievement of public servants at all levels of government, colleges, universities and others engaged in public administration. IPAC-NWT is pleased to invite you to participate in the nominations for the 2018 Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in the Northwest Territories.  This is the fourth year for this annual award.

One of the goals of IPAC-NWT is to ensure that we reach out to all organizations involved in public administration including municipal, community and Aboriginal governments (and other organizations with the mandate to serve the public interest). We encourage you to look throughout your organization to see if you have employees who meet the award criteria and forward their names and details to the selection committee, at nwtipac@gmail.com, by 4:00 pm MDT on Friday April 20, 2018.
 
Award for Excellence

The Commissioner of the Northwest Territories is the patron of this award. The award recognizes the exceptional achievement of a person who has demonstrated excellence in public administration in the Northwest Territories and who - by practice, in writings or through other endeavours - has made a significant contribution to the field of public administration.

The award pays tribute to a public sector practitioner whose work exhibits the highest standard of excellence, dedication and accomplishment.  It recognizes an outstanding individual while underscoring the value of all individuals in the public sector who display leadership, values, creativity, and accomplishment.  The award recognizes contributions made on a sustained basis rather than as a result of any single exceptional public service deed.  Candidates will be judged upon their leadership skills, innovation, accomplishments and values.

Qualification

Eligibility:

  • Practitioners, researchers, or teachers of public administration, whether current or former.
  • Service in any field of public administration, within any level of government, research organization, for profit, or not-for-profit performing work integral to government.
  • Residents or former residents of the Northwest Territories.

Ineligibility:

  • A person holding an executive position on a national or regional board of IPAC.
  • A person holding elected political office.

Nominations

Nominations must include:

  1. A nomination letter (500 words maximum);
  2. A biography of the nominee (500 words maximum); and
  3. Two additional letters of reference (each 250 words maximum).

Nominations and/or inquiries can be directed to: nwtipac@gmail.com. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 4:00 pm MDT on Friday, April 20, 2018.
 
Evaluation Criteria

The nomination letter must explain how the nominee has demonstrated each of the following, in the field of public administration in the Northwest Territories:

  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Accomplishment
  • Values

Selection Committee

Each year, the Board of Directors of the NWT Regional Group will strike a Selection Committee consisting of:

  • a former public servant who is resident and of reasonable seniority or distinction
  • a non-executive member of IPAC-NWT
  • the Chair of the NWT Regional Group

The Selection Committee will recommend to the Commissioner who is to receive the award.

The Selection Committee may recommend to the Commissioner that a suitable candidate has not been nominated for the particular year.

The Selection Committee will consider the information received and may seek, from either the nominator or referees, additional information about a nominee.

Nomination papers and the subsequent ranking of nominations are confidential, and shall be treated as such by the Selection Committee.
 
Award

The award will include a year free membership in IPAC and a commemorative northern art or craft to be conferred upon the recipient by the acting Commissioner of the Northwest Territories at an award ceremony.
 
The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 4:00 pm MST on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Nominations and/or inquiries can be directed to: nwtipac@gmail.com