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2013-14 Kay Wilson Officer Team Leadership Award

Deadline: March 01, 2014 at 11:30 PM HST - CLOSED


To award the best chapter officer team for exceptional leadership as a group

One award of $2,000 is available annually. The chapter retains $1,000 of the award and the faculty advisor divides the remaining $1,000 among the officers.


1. The officer team must be a serving in the current academic year or the previous academic year.
2. Each officer must be a Psi Chi member.
3. The chapter may not have won this award in the previous three years.
4. The officer team must have been active in providing leadership to the local chapter, resulting in a record of achievements demonstrating abilities to achieve management objectives through collaboration. Demonstrated skills that
will be most valued in evaluating applications are:
• specific team accomplishments,
• setting and maintaining high standards of team performance, and
• superior communication skills.
5. Chapters winning the Kay Wilson Officer Team Leadership Award are not eligible to win the Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award in the same year.

1. Applications must be an electronic document written in English.
2. The application’s clarity, grammar, syntax, and spelling will be considered.

1. The application should include the information
listed below:
• general information;
• cover letter prepared by chapter advisor and/or chair of department certifying information as correct;
• roster of officers that includes the officers’ names, titles, dates of service, and Psi Chi member IDs;
• essay of 750 words or less on how officer collaboration has contributed to the success of the chapter; and
• a 2,000 word or less narrative account of the chapter’s activities for the officers’ term (if the team will serve through the upcoming spring, planned activities can be included):
a. effective programming (e.g., community service, fundraising, socials, lectures, seminars, panels, symposia, colloquia),
b. effective membership practices/participation(e.g., recruitment, registration, member participation in activities, chapter participation in campus-wide programs),
c. participation in both local chapter and Psi Chi Society events (e.g., elections, reports to Eye on Psi Chi, attending conventions,submitting annual and financial reports),
d. contributions to the department, the school,the community, the field of psychology, and other outstanding contributions (e.g., organizing student conventions, hosting a “Psychology Day,” winning a poster contest, producing a newsletter or journal).