Networks

Awards

ACC presents a variety of annual awards honoring the exceptional contributions of networks, network members and sponsors.

Outstanding Network of the Year Award

This award recognizes efforts to promote involvement, effective leadership goals, upkeep of communication vehicles, development of beneficial resources; and overall excellence in meeting member needs. Judges will consider the size of the network when reviewing output (large/2500+ members vs. small/<2500 members).

Judging Criteria


  1. Developing and successfully administering a strategic plan for the year, including, for example:
  • Calendar of due dates
  • Assignments to members
  • Identification of goals, which may include resource development, sponsorship-related activities
  • Structure for networks (including subcommittees)
  • Communications vehicles
  1. Creating resources, for example:
  • Number of webcasts
  • InfoPAKs℠
  • Number of Virtual Library contributions (e.g., articles/forms)
  • Top 10 submissions
  • Docket articles
  • Full credit provided to projects co-developed with other networks and chapters

    Note: Eligibility is only given to networks who have worked with their sponsors to be up-to-date with all the prior year's resources.
  1. Conducting membership activities
  • Retain current members
  • Recruit new members
  • Increase member involvement
  • Identify members’ needs (e.g., surveys)
  1. Using sponsorship effectively
  • Maintain current relationship
  • Explore potential relationships
  • Work with sponsor to meet identified goals

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Jonathan S. Silber Outstanding network Member of the Year Award

This award recognizes participation in committee leadership, contributions to recruitment and participation, efforts in developing network programs and resources; contributions to ACC/in-house practice, and contributions to the community through volunteer work or pro bono activities.

Judging Criteria

  1. Creating resources, for example:
  • Authorship of Docket articles
  • Review of InfoPAKs℠
  • Involvement in webcasts
  • Contributions to Virtual Library
  • Top 10 submissions
  • Efforts in developing network programs and resources
  • Participation in network leadership
  1. Conducting membership activities
  • Contributions to member recruitment
  • Contributions to member participation
  1. Using sponsorship effectively
  • Contributions to ACC through sponsorships
  1. General
  • Contributions to in-house practice
  • Contributions to the community at large through volunteer work or pro bono activities

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Breakthrough performance Award

This award recognizes efforts of the netowrk to expand member involvement;  increase resources; and improve network communications through effective leadership and greater cooperation of sponsor relations. The criteria is the same as outstanding network of the year but focuses on comparing the network success against the prior year. Please note that networks do not have to nominate themselves for this award. We will make selections from the outstanding eligible network of the year nominations.

Judging Criteria 

1. Developing and successfully administering a strategic plan for the year, including, for example:

  • Calendar of due dates
  • Assignments to members
  • Identification of goals, which may include resource development, sponsorship-related activities
  • Structure for committee (including subcommittees)
  • Communications vehicles

2.  Creating resources, for example:

  • Number of webcasts
  • InfoPAKs
  • Number of Virtual Library contributions (e.g., articles/forms)
  • Top Ten and QuickCounsel submissions
  • Docket articles
  • Full credit provided to projects co-developed with other networks

Note: Judges will consider the size of the network when reviewing output.

3. Conducting membership activities

  • Retain current members
  • Recruit new members
  • Increase member involvement
  • Identify members' needs (e.g., surveys)

4.  Using sponsorship effectively

  • Maintain current relationship
  • Explore potential relationships
  • Work with sponsor to meet identified goals

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network Sponsor of the Year Award

This award recognizes firms that have provided exceptional support to an ACC network, including assistance with a network’s quality of programs and development, and helping a network meet its goals.

Judging Criteria

  1. Developing and administering a sponsorship strategic plan for the year that meets a network’s needs, for example:
  • Calendar of due dates
  • Assignments to members
  • Identification of goals
  • Communications vehicles (e.g., updates on conference calls)
  • Assistance helping committee identify specific goals
  • Initiative taken in providing information and resources for network members in compliance with terms of sponsorship agreement.
  1. Meeting the following resource obligations:
  • Number of webcasts
  • Number of InfoPAKs℠
  • Number of Virtual Library submissions (e.g., articles/forms)
  • Top 10 submissions
  • Docket articles (e.g., co-author articles)
  • Assistance with program development

Note: Eligibility is only given to sponsors who are up-to-date with all the prior year's resources.

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