Nomination Guidelines

Recognizing the outstanding accomplishment in human relations this award was established in 1944 to further emphasize the prime importance of human relations in management. Designed to promote a greater appreciation by management educators, practitioners, and the general public, this award highlights the vital importance of sound human relations in society and the role of management in human issues.

Candidates for this award shall have contributed to the understanding of human issues in society through publications and public addresses that provide significant promotion of good human relations at all levels. Additionally, the candidate has applied effectively human relations principles to the solution of leadership problems in a particular organization or situation of major importance. The applications must be widely and favorably known and demonstrate successful development of harmonious, cooperative and productive relationships in the accomplishment of a difficult common objective. Finally, award candidates shall exercise a substantial, continuing, and widespread influence on the thought and action of leaders, resulting in better human relations within the various institutions of society.

To nominate a candidate for the Human Relations Award the following information is required to be submitted in the nomination:

(1) A letter of nomination that demonstrates how the nominee has made a significant contribution through Human Relations Management.

(2) A list of publications and/or presentations that promote effective human relations at all levels.

(3) A statement of how the nominee has demonstrated harmonious, cooperative and productive relationships in the accomplishment of a difficult common objective.

(4) A statement from the nominee on the importance of Human Relations in the workplace and management discipline.

If you have any questions please e-mail awards@samnational.org for direction and guidance on completing these requirements.