The Awards Nomination Process
Updated: Jan 11, 2018
Candidates for the Spirit of A Dove Awards are selected based on their commitment to serving others, professional proficiency, and are based on the requirements for each separate awards category.
Once a candidate has been nominated for consideration he or she enters into the nomination and selection process. This process takes about two to three months before it is completed. Starting from the initial nomination to final selection and voting by the Executive Committee.
“If you can wake up every morning loving what you do, help and inspire others around you to be better than they were yesterday, then you know you're doing something right in business and in life.” - Ashley Bodi
The candidates nominated for the Spirit of A Dove Award are individuals who wake up every morning with the goal of positively changing themselves and the lives of those they come in contact with throughout the day.
Once nominated each candidate's bio and professional profile is reviewed by the Executive Committee to ensure each candidate is placed in the appropriate category and meet the requirements of that specific category. Once the candidates have passed the first level of the process, each candidate is interviewed by the board for two reasons; first to introduce the honoree to the board so that the board knows the candidate up front and personal as well as the candidate getting to know the board before the ceremonies, and second to answer any open questions the candidate may have about the process and the experience. After the interview each honoree receives a letter of congratulations along with instructions that prepares the candidate for what is expected before, during and after the awards ceremony.
Life for the honoree after the awards ceremony. After the awards ceremony we encourage our honorees to become active in the S.O.A.D. community by volunteering and taking open positions on the board and to join in on our regular calls to be a contributing player in the S.O.A.D. experience. Continuing to honor our honorees the past year's honorees are inducted into the Spirit of A Dove Honor Society. This honor takes place during our annual awards ceremony in which the past year's honorees receive a signature pin inducting them into the Honor Society. They become part of the ceremonial festivities. It's like being honored all over again! Because we know the work of our honorees continue beyond the annual awards ceremony.