With the changes that have been made to the standard operating practices for roundtable commissioners (detailed in this article in the Winter 2013 newsletter), it’s not surprising thatquestions are being asked about recognition opportunities.
All roundtable commissioners are now eligible for various recognitions available to all commissioners to recognize theircommitment to unit service and training. These include:
- Position patch
- Assistant Council Commissioner and Assistant District Commissioner patches for those leading roundtable efforts at the district and council level
- Roundtable Commissioner patch for those serving in that role
- Assistant Roundtable Commissioner patch for those serving in that role
- Trained patch
- All commissioners who complete position-specific training for the position they hold should proudly wear a Trained patch.
- All commissioners should be commissioned upon completion of position-specific basic training, orientation, and completion of some of the fundamental tasks of their position.
- Commissioning certificates are available online for immediate printing.
All roundtable commissioners and assistant roundtable commissioners are eligible to receive their Doctorate of Commissioner Science Award knot upon completion of itsestablished requirements.
All roundtable commissioners and assistant roundtable commissioners are eligible to receive the DistinguishedCommissioner Service Award.
All roundtable commissioners and assistant roundtable commissioners are eligible to receive the Commissioner Award of Excellence in Unit Service if they are also a unitserving commissioner and have completed the establishedrequirements for that award.
Assistant council commissioners and assistant district commissioners leading roundtable efforts are administrative commissioners and are eligible to receive the Arrowhead Honor Award and Commissioner’s Key upon completion of theirestablished requirements for administrative commissioners.
Roundtable commissioners are eligible to receive the Arrowhead Honor Award upon completion ofestablished requirements.
While currently there are no established requirements for the Arrowhead Honor Award for assistant roundtable commissioners, with a bit of judgment council and district commissioners can adapt the existing requirements for roundtable commissioners to meet this need. The same is truefor the Commissioner’s Key.
A team of commissioners from throughout the country is reviewing all commissioner recognition opportunities and working to ensure that tools are in place to recognize all commissioners personally, publicly, and in a timely manner for commitments and accomplishments that support and demonstrate the delivery of effective unit service using contemporary tools and techniques. Commissioners who specialize in roundtables play a key role in unit service, and additional opportunities to recognize them will becomeavailable as that work proceeds.