The World Congress on Stress, Trauma & Coping is the largest event ICISF holds in a two year period. With 800 or more attendees from across the U.S. and around the World, the World Congress provides ICISF with a sizable “stage” upon which to shine the spotlight on deserving individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the crisis intervention field. We will publicly recognize these contributions through the presentation of several different awards during a Luncheon at the 11th World Congress.
For additional information about the Awards Luncheon, scheduled for Saturday, February 26 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm, please visit the Awards Luncheon page.
Nominations are now being accepted for all award categories listed below.
All nominations should be submitted in writing (email attachments are acceptable) in essay/paragraph form, indicating the particular award and describing why an individual/organization deserves to be nominated for that award. Please provide full contact information for the nominee, as well as for the person submitting the nomination.
Please submit nominations no later than January 21, 2011.
Nominations should be sent/addressed to:
Major Charles W. Hecker
Chair, 11th World Congress Awards Selection Committee
C/O Shelley Cohen, World Congress Manager
Fax: (410) 750-9601
3290 Pine Orchard Lane, Ste 106
Ellicott City MD 21042
Nominations will be reviewed and award recipients selected by the 11th World Congress Awards Selection Committee during the last week of January. Award recipients will be notified by January 28. Please Note: ICISF is not able to provide any form of compensation to award recipients. The ICISF awards do not have a monetary value.
ICISF Mike Fedock Award
Presented to an individual who is seen in the Crisis Response Community as an “Unsung Hero,” demonstrated not only through their commitment but their deeds.
ICISF Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is presented to an individual/organization to honor his/her/their life-long contributions to the field of Crisis Response and/or ICISF, Inc.
ICISF Community Service Award
This award is presented to an individual/organization that has made a significant contribution to their Community through Crisis Response.
ICISF Excellence in Training and Education Award
This award is presented to an individual/organization for their excellence and/or innovations in the Training and Education of individuals/organizations in the field of Crisis Response.
ICISF Spiritual Leadership Award
This award is presented to an individual/organization for their commitment to their Team/Community through the ministry of presence and compassion in Crisis Response.
ICISF Journalism and Media Award
This award is presented to an individual/organization for their contributions, through their medium, which have made a positive impact on the field of Crisis Response.
ICISF International Crisis Response Leadership Award
This award is presented to an individual/organization from outside of the U.S. for their significant impact within their home nation and/or nations throughout the world in the field of Crisis Response.
ICISF Pioneering Spirit Award
The ICISF Pioneering Spirit Award recognizes individuals, and/or organizations that have exemplified the pioneer character in the advancement in the field of CISM and ICISF. Recipients are those who have worked diligently over time to enhance the effectiveness and viability of the central precept of “Peer Support” through their actions and deeds in the service to others.
Susan E. Hamilton, PhD Award
Presented in honor and memory of Susan Elizabeth Hamilton, PhD., 1943-2010
This award is given to an individual or an organization in the field of crisis management and or crisis response for their distinctive leadership and achievement of collaboration and strategic consensus between agencies and or organizations in successfully creating an atmosphere of cooperation and proactive communications. These resulting actions lead directly in the identifying, defining and securing of effective solutions toward common goals that best address current and emerging challenges within Disaster response.