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  • The candidate is a current/former colleague, associate, or business partner in the for-profit sector.
  • Our framework is values-based decision-making, and your candidate should be able to speak to that.
  • Even though this might be clear, we must note that you can’t nominate yourself.
  • The nominee must be a CEO of a U.S.-registered business.
  • Nominations must be made through the online form.
  • Nominations are due April 1, 2022.
  • The winner of the McGowan Award must be available for the award ceremony at the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Monday, June 13, 2022.

The Details

Questions? Contact award staff [email protected] | Review McGowan Principles

What’s on the form?

The nomination form asks for basic information about your nominee and the organization he or she leads. It also asks for a short statement of ethical leadership describing how the nominee practices values-based decision-making as an executive. This short essay focuses on one principle.

The Details

What happens next? The whole process is five easy steps | Meet our judges | Check the schedule