Accra, Sept. 18, GNA – Young Professionals and Youth Coalition (YPYC) has announced the opening of nomination for the’ Young Professional Role Model Award’ (YPRMA) 2012 from September 1 to October 7, 2012.
It is an annual national leadership excellence award to recognize those who demonstrate superior leadership both personally and professionally to deliver total youth development.
This was contained in a statement issued by YPYC, signed by Mr Andy Osei Okrah, its President, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Tuesday.
The statement said “The objective is to appreciate such role models and distinguished members to inspire, motivate and encourage them to continue their exemplary lifestyle to mentor the youth to promote national development.”
It said the award was established in 2009 during the first Young Professionals Transformational Leadership Conference (YPTLC) in November.
It gave the following criteria that nominees should meet:
1. The Individual, Group or Organization is an emerging leader who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in his or her business or profession.
2. The Individual, Group or Organization provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others especially the youth in the community, village, city, town, church, mosque etc.
3. The Individual, Group or Organization clearly serves as a role model for young people personally and professionally.
a) Professional Leadership: State examples of the emerging leader demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in his or her business or profession which inspire creativity and drive value for young people.
b) Personal Leadership: State examples he or she serves as a Role Model for young professionals both personally and professionally.
c) Service to Community: State charitable activities, religious groups, commerce and sponsorship of youth related activities and programmes.
The Award Categories include Young Professionals Role Model (Male Category), Young Professionals Role Model (Female Category), Young Professional Role Model (Organization or Company Category).
The statement said the winners would be outdoored during the fourth YPTLC slated for October 2012, at the Accra International Conference Centre.