CSAE Recognizes 2018 Honours and Awards Recipients
October 26, 2018
OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) has honoured Randall Craig, 108 ideaspace, in recognition of exceptional and outstanding contributions to the association sector, with its Griner Award.
This award, together with additional individual and organizational awards, were formally presented during CSAE’s National Conference & Showcase held October 24- 26 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Griner Award – Randall Craig
The Griner Award recognizes the exceptional and outstanding contributions that CSAE business members make to CSAE and to the association management profession at large.This award is named in honour of the late John Griner, CAE.
Randall Craig has professionally distinguished himself as an internet pioneer since the early 1990's, putting the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail's Globefund and GlobeInvestor, Workopolis, and about 100+ other major organizations online since. It was at this time that he also started volunteering at associations and not-for-profits, as a committee member, board member, president, etc. He always believed that the same digital strategy models that made sense for large and complex organizations also made sense for associations and not-for-profits, which often weren't as large, but were certainly complex. Randall began freely sharing his insights, and have continued, for more than two decades. He did so as a member of CSAE, but also with other associations and NFPs that he was a member of (or leader of): CFA, CAPS, CMC Canada, and a number of charitable organizations.
"Randall is a highly accomplished consultant, strategist, and executive. His résumé ably details the achievements he realized for others, such as the launch of the Toronto Star on-line site. I suspect other supporters will speak to that record. I do know that Randall is among a small number of management consultants who have been recognized by professional peers as a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants. This recognition speaks not only to his ability as a consultant but his magnanimity in helping others. Randall is also an innovator, for example creating the ‘Professionally Speaking TV’ series that has featured many association leaders, including CSAE Pinnacle Award recipient Ed Barisa. I also enjoyed an invitation to appear on the show." said Jack Shand, The Portage Group.
Donna Mary Shaw Award
This Award encourages deserving individuals to pursue careers in the not-for-profit sector by providing them with the resources, education and counseling opportunities needed to advance within their own organizations or other not-for-profits. This year’s winners were Nzinga Brown, Redstone Agency Inc. and Emily Banzet , Speech-Language & Audiology Canada.
CSAE Awards of Distinction
CSAE’s Awards of Distinction, introduced this year, are based upon the core competencies of the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) program and recognize outstanding achievement in association leadership, structure and governance and the planning and execution of internal, external and integrated programs that serve members and/or engage external stakeholders and volunteers.
The following organizations received Awards of Excellence:
- Canadian Physiotherapy Association for the success of the Member Services Onboarding project.
- Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science for the success of the National Initiative to Increase the Supply of Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada.
- Canadian Dental Hygienists Association for the Dental Hygienist Superhero Competition Campaign.
- Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® for the success of the Member Engagement Program.
The following organizations received Awards of Merit:
- Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® for the success of the Government Relations Program.
The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) provides the environment, knowledge and resources its members need to develop excellence in not-for-profit leadership through education, networking, advocacy, information and research. The focus is to create member value and benefits that in turn contribute to creating a stronger society for Canadians.
Tracy Folkes Hanson
President & CEO
Canadian Society of Association Executives
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