Emerging Leader Award
The Emerging Leader Award recognizes outstanding service to the organization by an AIC member in the early stage of their career, which encompasses the years from pre-program to Professional Membership eligibility.
Nominees may be pre-program members, student members, post-graduate members, or early career members, defined as up to five years following completion of training.
Outstanding service to the organization may include such activities as the following:
Publication of articles (such as in the AIC newsletter or AIC Wiki) and presenting of research at meetings
- Leadership in specialty groups, networks, committees, task forces, and working groups.
- Fundraising for conservation programming, such as contributing to or a co-authoring grant proposal
- Outreach to the public and allied professionals
- Advocacy for the importance of conservation and the work of the organization