The Training Professional of the Year Award

The Training Professional of the Year Award recognizes a professional who has demonstrated exceptional contributions toward the advancement of training in the public safety community.


Nomination Criteria


Nominees must have been employed in the applicable category by a public safety agency or 9-1-1 administrative entity any time between January 1 and December 31 of the prior calendar year. Membership is encouraged, however nominees do not have to be members of NENA to participate. Persons submitting a nomination or being nominated must be residents on Texas.


Award Winner Receives

  • Conference Registration
  • 1 night hotel stay



  • Plans, develops, schedules and conducts on the job and/or classroom training for 911 and public safety communications call takers, dispatchers, and supervisors.
  • Evaluates trainees’ skills and job performance.
  • Plans and/or develops advanced training for 911 public safety communications call takers, dispatchers, and supervisors. 
  • Assists with developing and enhancing trainees’ professional knowledge, skill, and ability through in-service training or career development training.

Nominee Profile

Nominators - Please answer the following questions. Nominations will not be accepted unless all questions are answered:
Describe how the nominee demonstrates his/her knowledge of the profession. Provide an example of how the nominee may go above and beyond what may be required of an individual in this position.
Explain how the nominee instructs, mentors and nurtures trainees to help trainees fulfill their potential. Is the nominee able to convey clear expectations of performance and achievement along with providing timely and ongoing feedback in areas of success and those areas needing more attention?

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