Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

Visionary Leadership Recognition Award
Chapter & National by Region

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Visionary Leadership Recognition (Chapter)

Designed to recognize Extension professionals whose significant accomplishments have resulted in leading Extension forward in new directions. This person's visionary leadership enabled Extension to anticipate a significant new opportunity and developed support to implement program organizational changes necessary to achieve success.

  • National guidelines allow each ESP chapter to present one such recognition for each 150 members (Active+Life), or fraction thereof, for this achievement recognition each year to ESP members whose dues are paid for the previous year and the current year (by February 1).
  • Specific criteria for nomination, balloting, and presentation are developed by each chapter.
  • An editable/ printable Chapter Recognition Certificate (download from the Chapter Resources) can be prepared and signed by chapter leadership. ESP certificate seals are available for purchase from the ESP Store.

Visionary Leadership Recognition (National by Region)

Designed to recognize Extension professionals whose significant accomplishments have resulted in leading Extension forward in new directions. This person’s visionary leadership has enabled Extension to anticipate a significant new opportunity and developed support to implement program/organizational changes necessary to achieve success.

  • One nominee per chapter per year.
  • Nominees must complete an online Visionary Leadership Recognition Application and must be included on the Chapters National Recognition Nomination Form. Both must be submitted by March 1.
  • Nominee must be a current or previous chapter recipient and still be less than 20 years of service.
  • One recognition per region per year will be awarded to ESP members whose dues are paid for the previous year and the current year (by February 1).
  • Chapters cast a single vote for the nominees from their region, votes will be weighted based on the number of delegates the chapter has for the National Council Meeting.
  • Chapters vote for the nominee from their region.
  • The recognition is presented to recipients during the National ESP Conference Recognition Event.


Epsilon Sigma Phi is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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Newnan, GA 30263
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