Excellence in Leadership

Entry content elements should: List and substantiate examples of demonstrated leadership across multiple categories, disciplines, offices, and how their proven leadership of people, processes and operations have delivered value to clients, employees and communities.

Excellence in Client Service

Entry content elements should: List and substantiate examples of client service actions, relationship practices, or innovation in working with and/or serving clients. Provide demonstrative examples and substantiate how those practices/activities improved or changed client relationships and client/firm success.

Excellence in Innovation

Entry content elements should: Provide examples of unique and change-motivated actions, activities, and ideas as well as substantiated execution for the betterment of the industry, clients, employees, communities and overall firm success.

Future Leader

Entry content elements should: List and substantiate examples of leadership exhibited above the call of current rank or normal expectations of the position. Demonstrated leadership may be inclusive of multiple operations, practices, offices and communities and should provide value to clients, employees and communities.

Mentor of the Year

Entry content elements should: Describe and substantiate examples of individuals’ commitment to mentoring in the workplace and/or community. Mentoring can include one-on-one, distance learning, or group mentoring. Please provide information on successes and benefits to the company and/or mentored individuals and groups.

Diversity Champion

Entry content elements should: Describe and substantiate examples of individuals’ commitment to projects, policies, training, awareness, and change related to matters of diversity, equity, fairness and inclusion. Must demonstrate championing of activities, actions, and prove successful leadership and mentorship of DEI-related initiatives.

Lifetime Achievement

Entry content elements should: Describe the individual’s lifetime accomplishments and contributions to the consulting profession and show that they have had a significant impact on the success of their firms, clients, coworkers and communities. Substantiate activity in furthering industry standards, practices, education and social responsibility.