The 17th Atlantic Conference on Public Administration is accepting nominations for the annual Inspiration Award.

Created in 2003, the Inspiration Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of public servants to the personal and/or professional lives of their colleagues. It is awarded to public servants who have demonstrated a superior dedication and commitment to mentoring, coaching and inspiring students and public servants over the course of their careers.

The award is presented annually to up to three recipients. Nominating students will be invited to present the award to recipients at the conference.

Selection Criteria

Recipients are selected by the Inspiration Awards Committee using the following selection criteria:

  • Nominee demonstrates the value of working for the public service.
  • Nominee epitomizes the ideals of the public service.
  • Nominee supports professional development and careers of colleagues and/or students by mentoring, coaching and inspiring them.
  • Nominee is respected and maintains collegial relations with colleagues.


Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominations must come from MPA or MPA(M) students at Dalhousie University.
  • Nominees may be public servants who are serving or have served in municipal, provincial or federal government. Elected officials are not eligible while in office.


DEADLINE: Completed nomination forms must be sent to the Inspiration Awards Committee (acpacaap@dal.ca) no later than December 12, 2016.

Call for Nominations

Inspiration Award