Canadian Security Magazine

Security Director of the Year judging criteria

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Judges will review and score completed nominations that meet the necessary criteria for the Security Director of the Year award. The judging panel (comprised of Canadian Security’s editorial advisory board) will judge entries according to the following scoring system. The top five nominations will move forward to a final round of judging where judges will award a ranking from 1-5 (1 being the most desirable). Final scores are tallied and a winner is declared. Canadian Security magazine determines admissibility of nominations.

Scoring categories (on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most desirable):

Leadership (demonstrates ability to manage a security dept., make difficult decisions and effective choices, represents their organization well, and acts as an exemplary leader)

Co-operation and business skills (with partners and/or other organizational/departmental leaders)

Project Management (is able to successfully plan, design and execute a project that positively impacts the security dept. and the organization it serves)


Problem Solving/Ingenuity (rises to challenges, offers solutions and demonstrates agility)

Volunteerism/Mentoring (gives back to the industry through active participation with related security associations and acts as a mentor to colleagues inside their own organization and the security industry)

Training and Education (demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning and security education through continual up-skilling, training and certification)

X Factor (going above and beyond)

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