2022 Disability:IN Wisconsin Inclusion Award

The Derek Smith Leadership Award for Disability Inclusion recognizes an individual who has developed or influenced business disability employment programs and/or services that resulted in measurable, significant and positive outcomes, dramatically improving disability employment opportunities.

 

The winner must be prepared to accept the award that will be presented at a reception on Thursday, October 13 at a special ceremony during the 2022 Disability:IN Wisconsin Summit, held at Rockwell Automation.

Award Criteria:

  • Nominee needs to be a senior level role within an organization
  • The nominee must be an individual from the Wisconsin business or from the non-profit or government sectors, whose activities exemplify dynamic leadership in the area of corporate disability inclusive employment policies, programs, practices and/or services.
  • The nominee must have developed or influenced the development of significant business disability inclusive employment programs and/or services that resulted in measurable, tangible and positive outcomes that dramatically improved disability inclusive employment opportunities.
  • The nominee must have been actively advocating for and advancing inclusive disability employment change for a minimum of three years.
  • The nomination must be submitted with at least two (2) letters of support.
  • Self-nominations are not encouraged.

Nominations are closed as of July 14th

The award ceremony is on Thursday, October 13, 2022. The award recipient will be
recognized and receive their award at a special ceremony during the
2022 Disability:IN Wisconsin Summit, held at Rockwell Automation.

 

For those interested in learning more, download the PDF Flyer and Nomination Form