The 15th Annual ABPM World Class Briefing Awards Ceremony was held at the High Museum of Art on the final evening of the 2016 Spring Conference. We always look forward to the annual ceremony because it provides the opportunity to honor World Class achievement in Program excellence and Center design. That's an accomplishment truly worthy of celebration. We believe the term “World Class” is often used too casually. But ABPM has set high bars when defining criteria for both programs and centers. Here are the honorees recognized for World Class achievement, along with selected comments from the jurors.
By Roxanne McCreery, President, ABPM It's Award Program time here at the ABPM! Candidate submissions are in, juror panels are defined, and in the first week of January, review of the candidate documentation will begin in earnest. Whether or not your program is an entrant in this year's program, or aspires to be a future candidate… or simply wants to achieve the highest level of excellence possible, given your program's model, we hope that the ABPM white paper, “Characteristics of a World Class Briefing Program”, is a useful and worthwhile roadmap for you and your team.
By Roxanne McCreery, President, ABPM At this time of year, as many programs are preparing, or are considering preparing, documentation to submit as entries in the ABPM's awards program, our thoughts are also turning to the awards: we are recruiting jurors, fielding questions from potential candidates, and very much looking forward to honoring those programs that have achieved that highest level of excellence in our profession. But I'm also thinking of the several candidate program teams who will be disappointed in April when they are not recognized. So here are some observations and a little advice, based on our experiences with the awards program and many juror panels over the years.