2017-2019 Showcase of Regional Excellence 


The Showcase of Regional Excellence (SRE) is designed to recognize the good work of chapters in relation to the Presidential Call to Action. Recognition is given at the regional level and spans the course of the biennium.


  • Submit an application any time during the biennium.
  • Entry Deadline: 1 October 2019
  • Represent one of the three areas of the 2017-2019 Presidential Call to Action. You may submit one application for each of the three focus areas in the call to action.
  • Activity must have occurred during the 2017-2019 biennium.


Chapters recognized through the 2017-2019 Showcase of Regional Excellence will receive a certificate and have their name posted on the Sigma website. Recipients will also be recognized during regional meetings at Sigma's 45th Biennial Convention in 2019.

Criteria Details

Submit your nomination prior to  1 October 2019.
After submission, you will be contacted directly by your regional coordinator.

Accomplishments for the 2017-2019 biennium should represent one of the three areas of Beth Baldwin Tigges' Presidential Call to Action, which asks you to Influence through:


  • Develop a strategic plan for your chapter and use technology deliberately to meet your goals.
  • Manage your chapter website on The Circle and network through a community of interest.
  • Be intentional about learning and using a minimum of one new social media strategy professionally each year.
  • Help your members to be technology savvy.


  • Make sure your chapter strategic plan includes activities with at least one new collaborative partner per year, such as another chapter, hospital, university, profession, or community.
  • Consider whether the new chapter model of incorporating a practice setting is right for your chapter.
  • Complete a service project with another professional organization or community group.
  • Identify potential collaborative partners through The Circle or develop a new community of interest with a specific goal. 
  • Lead and participate in collaborative activities that advance to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  • Make sure your strategic plan focuses on strengthening existing activities or developing new initiatives.
  • Engage in program and policy initiatives related to the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing & Midwifery (GAPFON®).
  • Structure chapter and regional activities to support the strategic intent of Sigma’s Board of Directors as indicated in Sigma’s strategic plan and board updates.
  • Jointly fund scholarships and grants with local professional organizations.
  • Serve as a career advisor, coach, or mentor through the Career Center in The Circle.

Review the complete Presidential Call to Action for additional examples and ideas, but feel free to use your creativity in capturing the true nature of the call to action. Chapters can be recognized once for each of the three focus areas. 

Submit accomplishments as they occur throughout the biennium, and allow four weeks for review.


For more information regarding the Showcase of Regional Excellence, contact your regional coordinator. You may also contact Sigma headquarters at 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll-free), +1.317.634.8171 (International), or chapserv@sigmanursing.org.​

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