Association of
Leadership Educators








ALE Awards

"Leaders express pride in the accomplishments of their teams.  They make a point of telling the rest of the organization about what the teams have achieved."  ~Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner

2018 ALE Awards

The ALE Awards allow us to recognize our talented and diverse ALE members who are setting the standard for leadership education through the exchange and development of quality ideas, scholarship, and practice. Below you will find descriptions about each award. Please note that some awards require a nomination from a current ALE member while others may be self-nominated. All nominees must be current ALE members in good standing. Recipients will be notified at the ALE Annual Conference in July 2018, with the exception of the Founding Mothers Student Scholar Award, who will be notified in early June. 

All award applications are due April 27th, 11:59 pm EST. Submissions should be uploaded using this online application formFor questions regarding the ALE Awards nomination or review process, please contact Leslie Pedigo, ALE Director of Awards & Recognition at lesliepedigo@gmail.com

Founding Mothers Student Scholar Award - This award supports conference participation for up to four graduate and undergraduate student presenters. This is a self-nominated award, and should be submitted regardless of acceptance of conference presentation proposal, as the award deadline may occur prior to presenters being notified of their presentation acceptance. 

ALE Rising Star: Early Career Leadership & Service Award - This award recognizes an early career ALE member whose leadership and service upholds and embodies the Association's mission: to strengthen and sustain the expertise of professional leadership educatorsThis award can be self-nominated or ALE members can nominate another ALE member. 

ALE Distinguished Leadership & Service Award - This award recognizes an experienced ALE member whose leadership and service upholds and embodies the Association's mission: to strengthen and sustain the expertise of professional leadership educatorsThis award can be self-nominated or ALE members can nominate another ALE member. 

The Robin Orr Outstanding Practitioner Award - This award recognizes an outstanding practitioner for their significant accomplishments and contributions to leadership education and related fields. This award can be self-nominated or ALE members can nominate another ALE member. 

ALE Outstanding Teaching Award - This award recognizes an ALE member for their contribution to advancing leadership education through outstanding teaching and learning. This is a self-nominated award. 

ALE Outstanding Scholar Award - This award recognizes an ALE member for their contribution to advancing leadership education through their scholarship. This is a self-nominated award. 

ALE Outstanding Program Award - This award is designed to recognize outstanding leadership programs developed or implemented by leadership educators. Two awards will be given in this category; one for a program that has the primary purpose of academic credit, and another for a program that has the primary purpose for an out-of-classroom experience. 


Past Recipients

ALE is comprised of talented and diverse members pursuing our vision by setting the standard for Leadership Education through the exchange and development of quality ideas, scholarship, and practice.

ALE Award Recipients 1994 - 2016

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