These criteria are used to evaluate the individual’s record of achievement
Demonstrated statesmanship, innovation, personal commitment, leadership, and vision beyond the professional competence and requirements of the position for which he/she was employed to serve within the cooperative sector. If the individual has served as a volunteer, she/he should have demonstrated the same leadership qualities to advance the cooperative form of enterprise.
Achieved identifiable and lasting changes to improve and promote cooperatives.
Inspired and persuaded others to act to advance the cooperative system.
Recognized for work relating to cooperatives at one or more of the following levels — local, regional, national or international.