• The deadline for nominations for the 2020 NBAA Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award is June 15, 2020.
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  • Award Criteria

    Please provide statements and specific examples of how the nominee qualifies for this award based on these professional competencies as described in The Integrated Model of Professionalism by Dr. Tony Kern.


  • Vocational Excellence

    Describe how the nominee has demonstrated vocational excellence in the performance of his/her role in business aviation.

    Examples include:

    • Consistently strives to improve knowledge and technical information required in the performance of his/her job
    • Performs above what is expected
    • Demonstrates personal discipline and compliance
    • Has great attention to detail and diligence in all tasks that he/she performs
    • Strives to improve non-technical skills, such as leadership, team training, SMS and IT

  • Professional Ethics

    Describe how the nominee exhibits ethical behaviors in the performance of his/her role in business aviation.

    Examples include:

    • Tells the truth and does not withhold important information
    • Reports events and deviations even when they would reflect on his/her performance
    • Honors his/her word at all times
    • Follows policies, procedures and other written or verbal guidance without exception
    • Always gives his/her employer respect and an honest day's work

  • Continuous Improvement

    Give specific examples how the nominee demonstrates continuous improvement in his/her role in business aviation.

    Examples include:

    • Describe nominee's vision of excellence
    • Desire to improve performance
    • Demonstrates a plan of continual learning

  • Professional Engagement

    Give examples of how the nominee is professionally engaged in business aviation.

    Examples include:

    • Actively participates in one or more professional organizations
    • Participates in company organizations or projects that are not directly related to his/her job
    • Participates in company safety reporting systems, hazard reports, quality programs, etc.
    • Fosters teamwork within his/her organization
    • Looks for opportunities to assist others

  • Professional Image

    Describe the nominee's conduct/image as a business aviation professional.

    Examples include:

    • Is respectful and conducts himself/herself in a respectful manner
    • Promotes a positive public perception of their organization and business aviation
    • Demonstrates a professional appearance while on the job
    • Communicates clearly and succinctly with a positive outlook
    • Does not participate in inappropriate use of email, social media or other online communication channels

  • Selflessness

    Describe the nominee's acts of "selflessness" in his/her role in business aviation.

    Examples include:

    • Models the ideals of "service before self"
    • Puts in extra time to complete a task
    • Views organization's priorities ahead of self-interest
    • Motivated by the opportunity to help others
    • Mentors others

  • Supporting Documentation

    Please provide the following supporting documentation in support of the individual's nomination for this award.
  • Please upload a file with the nominee's resume.

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  • Please upload a letter of recommendation from another individual supporting the nominee's nomination for this award.


  • Certification and Submittal

    I certify that the information provided about this nominee is correct to the best of my knowledge and that the nominee meets all of the requirements of this award.