Recognition Awards: 2019

About the Award

The FLY Recognition Awards honor staff members in up to five categories whose work in the past year has exemplified the mission of FLY. These awards are an extension of FLY’s mission to provide resources and support for Yale staff members in the early stages of their careers as they seek to develop and strengthen their impact at Yale.

What are the award categories?

1. Rising Star Award

The following criteria describe guiding principles of a Rising Star, reflecting work that takes place at Yale University

  • Translates vision into action and inspires others to do the same
  • Serves as a mentor and motivates the leadership capacity of more than one person
  • Exhibits a high level of integrity through example
  • Actively seeks out new ways to grow as a leader
  • Takes charge and leads with compassion

2. Community Leader Award

The following criteria describe guiding principles of a Community Leader, reflecting work that takes place within the Yale University and New Haven community.

  • Builds a shared vision for a strong university and New Haven partnership with others
  • Encourages unity and community strength
  • Improves quality/understanding of the university and New Haven partnership through organizing events, drives, walks, etc.

3. Visionary Award

The following criteria describe guiding principles of a Visionary, reflecting work that takes place at Yale University.

  • Takes a long-term view and acts as a catalyst for innovative changes
  • Demonstrates clear vision and creativity in his/her overall goals
  • Anticipates the impact and implication of decisions, and applies creative solutions to make organizational improvements
  • Finds practical solutions to complex problems

4. Diversity & Inclusion Champion

The following criteria describe guiding principles of a Diversity & Inclusion Champion, reflecting work that takes place at Yale University.

  • Values and respects the well-being of people in achieving workplace goals
  • Improves work-life balance through department events, teambuilding, and more
  • Advocates for business models that create positive change and progress
  • Embraces cultural diversity and other individual differences in the workforce
  • Enhances accessibility

5. Advocate for Early Career Professionals

The following criteria describe guiding principles of an Advocate for Early Career Professionarls, reflecting work that takes place at Yale University.

  • Encourages the development of young professionals through coordinating events and/or offering mentorship
  • Promotes FLY’s mission to the Yale community and encourages FLY involvement
  • Provides advice and networking opportunities to young professionals seeking career transitions
  • Enhances workplace engagement for young professionals
  • Promotes career mobility

How do I nominate someone?

Please submit your nomination using our online form. All Yale University employees can submit nominations. Self-nominations are not permitted.

The nomination cycle is open from February 1 through February 28, 2019.

Who is eligible?

Four of the categories are open to members within FLY who are early career professionals. The Advocate for Early Career Professionals,  which was created to include all employees who support FLY’s mission, can be awarded to any Yale staff member regardless of their age.

The following job categories are eligible for the awards: Service and Maintenance (S&M), Clerical and Technical (C&T), and Managerial and Professional (M&P). Consultants, temporary/casual employees, faculty, and members of the Recognition Award Committee are not eligible to receive the awards.