Decision-Maker Interaction

The benefits of strong music programs take longer to manifest than the tenure of an upwardly mobile administrator or elected official. It is crucial to decode how decisions for your school are made and by whom. Decision-makers are anyone with authority over resources—funding, staffing, time. They can include counselors, assistant principals and those that build the master schedule, principals, central office staff, and school board members. What is happening in your community to advance the stature of music education in the eyes of the decision-maker?

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All submissions in this category must include the following written components:

  • An overview that introduces and describes the entry (500 words)
  • A summary of the entry’s objectives (250 words)
  • An explanation of how you measured the effectiveness of the entry (250 words)

If applicable, applicants will be asked to include the following information with their entry:

  • Data supporting the measured effectiveness of the entry
  • Historical information about how the entry developed to its current form
  • Obstacles encountered in the implementation of the entry
  • Expense/budget information about the entry
  • Information about the entry’s target audience

Applicants may also choose to include any or all of the supporting materials listed below with their entry:

  • Up to ten photos/documents/objects supporting the entry
  • One video, up to three minutes in length, supporting the entry

Specific types of submissions may require additional information, as listed below.

  • Outstanding Engagement with Community Leadership
  • Outstanding Collaborative Effort with School Board
  • Outstanding Collaborative Effort with Administrator/Administration
  • Outstanding Collaborative Effort with Elected Officials

Award Categories

Entries for the Advocacy in Action Awards can be in a wide array of categories, including but not limited to:

Decision-Maker Interaction

Recruitment & Retention

Community Engagement

Marketing & Promotion

Parent & Booster Involvement

Fundraising & Sponsorship

Are You Ready to Nominate?

Follow the link below to nominate a program for Decision Maker Interaction