Professional and Career Development




ITE's Council Leadership Team* provides leadership and coordination of activities across ITE's councils to help provide value to the councils’ membership and the ITE membership at large. Each year, the Council Leadership Team recognizes an outstanding volunteer and a council project.

The ITE Council Leadership Team Best Project Award recognizes the best technical product resulting from work developed, completed, and sponsored by a Council in the previous calendar year. This award is not limited to only volunteer projects.

The ITE Council Leadership Team Outstanding Volunteer Award is given to an individual that has demonstrated significant and sustained volunteer performance in ITE technical activities. Nominations are not submitted for this award, rather it is chosen by the Council Leadership Team chair and vice chair.


Eligibility for Best Project

  • Committee reports, which were received for publication by ITE Headquarters during the preceding calendar year, will be eligible for nomination for the best project award.
  • Proposed standards or recommended practices will be eligible, only if they have been approved by the Standards Approval Board during the preceding calendar year.



Awards will consist of a trophy or plaque given at the Spring Conference, as well as recognition in ITE Journal.


Selection Process

Council chairpersons may recommend to Council Leadership Team chairs any projects or volunteers in their Council that they consider deserving of this award by January 1.


Judging Criteria

  • Criteria for the Best Project Award
  • 30 points Application of Innovative Ideas
  • 30 points Exhibits a Commitment to the Advancement of the Profession
  • 30 points Strong Applicability to the Industry
  • 10 points Well-balanced Scope and Format
  • Criteria for Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • 25 points Exhibits Leadership Skills
  • 25 points Exhibits a Commitment to the Advancement of the Profession
  • 25 points Application of Innovative Ideas to the Profession/Volunteer Role
  • 25 points Demonstrated Impact from the Individual’s Involvement

The Council Leadership Team Leadership will decide on the winner by early January and the winner will be announced at the ITESpring Conference. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Rensel at with the subject line: Council Leadership Team Awards.


*The ITE Council Leadership Team was formerly known as Coordinating Council (CoCo)


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