Conference

ICAN Leadership Award

The ICAN Leadership Award, honoring a woman or man who has taken the necessary steps to redefine leadership in their organizations and communities through collaboration, compassion, confidence and creativity – the 4 C’s. This award, sponsored by Kiewit Corporation, is presented annually at the ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference in April.

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ICAN’s President & CEO Susan Henricks & Kiewit’s Corporate Vice President of Human Resources Michael Geary announcing the launch of the ICAN Leadership Award at the 2015 Conference.

Do you know a business leader who displays collaboration, compassion, confidence and creativity in the workplace? Nominations for the 2017 ICAN Leadership Award closed February 20. We will begin accepting nominations for 2018 in the Fall. See the links below to videos to learn more.

About the Award

ICAN Leadership Award, honoring a woman or man who has taken the necessary steps to redefine leadership in their organizations and communities through collaboration, compassion, confidence and creativity – the 4 C’s.

The award was created in 2015 after thoughtful research and over 30 years of working with leaders from across the globe.  ICAN believes that current leaders, and those of the future, need to possess the skills of the 4 C’s in order to successfully lead their organizations and communities in an ever changing and complex global economy.

This award is announced annually at the ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference, to be held on April 19, 2017.

Selection Criteria

The Award recipient is an individual who exhibits:

  • Collaboration: Brings their many gifts to the table and shares them in pursuit of a common goal. They bring ideas, passion, their mind, body and soul to their work and welcome the same from others. They “host” conversations rather than acting as the “hero” who solves everyone’s problems and dilemmas.
  • Compassion: Contributes time and energy and shows empathy and concern to those they lead thus improving relationships, communication and the well being of others. This individual is passionately dedicated to serving others in their organization and in the community.
  • Confidence: Does not conform to others expectations, but is brave enough to look within and believe in what they feel is right. Demonstrates self-assuredness by cheering for other’s success and accomplishments. Stands up proudly for what they believe and is courageous enough to take unpopular positions. This individual also knows how to listen and step back to let others lead.
  • Creativity: Experiments with new and creative initiatives, tools and concepts. Thinks outside the box and is a creative problem solver. Uses creativity and innovation to unleash the potential in self and others.

Nomination Process

Nominations for the 2017 award closed February 20. We will open nominations for the 2018 award in the Fall. 

The ICAN Leadership Award Story

Click below for a video featuring ICAN’s Kelly Rocha and Kiewit’s Michael Geary with more on the founding of the award, who we seek to recognize and why it’s important and valuable to acknowledge leaders through this new award.

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Past ICAN Leadership Award Recipients

Timothy J. Burke
President & CEO
Omaha Public Power District

ICAN Leadership Award 2017

Feature Video on Tim coming soon!

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Gail DeBoer
President & CEO
SAC Federal Credit Union

ICAN Leadership Award 2016 – Inaugural Recipient

Watch her award video profile here.

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