Celebrates outstanding demonstration of FIRST Core Values such as continuous Gracious Professionalism and working together both on and off the playing field.
Definition of Gracious Professionalism
Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.
with Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions.
Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended.
The team exemplifies the FIRST Core Values in relationships with other teams and by their demonstrated Gracious Professionalism
The team consistently demonstrates Gracious Professionalism and a positive attitude both on and off the field.
If the team worked with another FIRST Robotics Competition team pre-season – they can describe the following:
How the collaboration was conducted during the off-season and during the build season
How the teams divided up tasks fairly and equitably
How the process of communication flowed from one team to the other
How working together as a group was beneficial over working independently
The financial impacts of working together vs working independently