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AISA Outstanding Contribution Award

The aim of the Outstanding Contribution Award is to publicly recognise individuals or Associates who have made an outstanding contribution to the AISA community. We want to show gratitude to those who through the embodiment of AISA’s values, contribute to our mission of transforming student learning in international schools across Africa.

Every year AISA and our member-schools are fortunate in having the support of educators who give generously, selflessly and consistently to support AISA’s mission and further international education in our region. This award, presented annually at the AISA Conference, publicly celebrates the achievements and efforts of these individuals. The award will be available for up to two individuals each year.

Nominations for the 2019 AISA Outstanding Contribution Award are now closed. Nominations for the 2020 awards will open in January 2020.

Selection Criteria:

The selection criteria will include two categories of outstanding contribution:

A) Outstanding Contribution to Educational Leadership in the AISA Region

AISA bestows an annual award on the individual who, in the opinion of the Board, best represents the following qualities and endeavours:

i) Leadership for learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in international schools

ii) Professionalism – ongoing commitment to improving administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional learning opportunities and motivation to others in the field of international education

iii) Contributing to AISA – significant contributions to AISA as the leading international schools association in Africa.

B) Outstanding Contribution to an AISA Programme (sponsored by Cognia)

This award acknowledges individuals from the AISA community who have made a significant or notable contribution to the Association’s work in recent years.

It is aimed at all AISA members who contribute their valuable time and expertise to the AISA region and the international education community at large, where they influence and encourage the professional learning of others. 

This award will be offered to an individual who has demonstrably:

i) Made a substantial contribution to international education through research, publication, programme development or other activities related to AISA programmes in the region.

ii) Addressed issues of importance to international education in their work in the AISA region

iii) Influenced how international education professionals act and think about their work in the AISA region. Nominations will be evaluated on the impact of the nominee’s work in accordance with AISA’s mission and the evidence of furthering AISA values in their work. Nominations will be ranked with the top scoring two individuals will be selected as the winners.

Process and Responsibilities:

The nomination process is now closed Nominations can be made online and must be sufficiently detailed for a decision to made without requests for further information.

Nominations will be evaluated by AISA personnel and forwarded to the AISA Board for deliberation. Each member of the Board will have two votes to select the two recipients for the year.

The Award Ceremony

During the Gala Dinner at the AISA Conference, the winners will receive their awards from the Chair of the AISA Board before their peers.

Nominations for the 2019 AISA Outstanding Contribution Award are now closed. Nominations for the 2020 awards will open in January 2020.


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