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Celebrating WOTA!

Each year, WOTA honors individuals in the community who have made significant contributions to the field of occupational therapy. This is our opportunity as an organization to celebrate the achievements, skills and dedication of our fellow occupational therapy practitioners, students and community members. You can contribute by nominating someone you know who shines in their work and who makes a difference in the lives of others.

 

The following categories provide context for the award requirements listed below.

  • Leadership: Being a role model, empowering, mentoring, etc.
  • Education: Doing outstanding work in an academic/clinical educational program; being a dynamic teacher
  • Therapeutic Practice: Developing innovative treatment techniques, being a master clinician with widely recognized expertise
  • Research: Publishing academic or clinical research (can be an individual or a group)
  • Administration/Recruitment: Demonstrating outstanding achievement in supervisory functions
  • Communication/Public Relations: Contributing to books, chapters, articles in professional journals, state of national association newspaper articles, workshops, lectures, presentations, panel members, videos or audio recordings, etc.

You can nominate these special individuals for awards in the following categories. Members are nominated by their colleagues and are reviewed by the Nominations Chair or Board of Directors.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

To honor a WOTA member who has demonstrated at least 20 years of sustained activity in occupational therapy. The nominee has made outstanding contributions to the profession in at least two of the areas described above. The nominee's contributions have markedly benefited the profession and WOTA.

 

Award of Distinction

To honor a WOTA member who has demonstrated at least ten years of sustained activity in occupational therapy. The nominee has made outstanding contributions in the profession in at least two of the areas described above.

  

Award of Excellence

To honor a WOTA member who has made outstanding contributions in at least one of the areas described above.

 

Award of Service

To recognize a WOTA member who has provided service to the association and/or profession through time or task limited activities.

  

Award of Appreciation

To recognize an individual or group of WOTA members whose services or contributions are clearly beyond those of normal professional duties or responsibilities in WOTA.

 

Collaborative Award of Appreciation

To recognize a non-WOTA member for his/her extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the profession of occupational therapy.

 

Lifetime Membership & Retired Member Award

To recognize a retired WOTA member who has demonstrated distinguished service in the field of occupational therapy, has retired from the practice of OT and has been voted into the WOTA Life Member class by the WOTA membership upon recommendation from the Board of Directors.

 

Student Award of Excellence

To honor a WOTA student member who has accomplished more than a typical student while in an OT/OTA program. This student has gone above and beyond normal responsibilities of a student in the areas of volunteer work, gaining professional experience (including participation in a professional association i.e. WOTA or AOTA) and leadership skills.

 

Click here to nominate someone for an award!

 

 

 

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