Individual Leadership

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated innovative and impactful leadership in delivering initiatives to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and/or communities.

Who is eligible?

Nominated individuals must currently be working in health and community services in Australia e.g. in nursing, midwifery, aged care, hospitals, community services, disability services or allied health settings.  Suitable nominees are those that go above and beyond the everyday demands of their role.

Individuals may self-nominate, however self-nominations must be supported by a supervisor, manager, CEO, owner or employer.

Nominations must demonstrate all of the following:

  • How the individual identified an area of need and a description of the initiative(s) that has/have improved the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and/or communities.
  • Evidence of the positive impact of the individual’s work in one or more of the following areas, and how it is being measured:
    • Diversity and Inclusion (initiatives to include minorities, eliminate discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, etc).
    • Gender equality (i.e. initiatives to understand and address gender biases, eliminate discrimination on the basis of gender, removal of barriers to the participation of women in the workforce, access to leadership roles).
    • Good Health and Wellbeing (initiatives to measure and meaningfully improve health outcomes).
    • Sustainable Cities and Communities (i.e. recycling and waste management, efficient use of resources).
    • Sector-wide partnerships (i.e. knowledge sharing that helps address any of the above areas).
  • How the initiative(s) could be implemented by others, contributing to a healthier future for all.
  • How the prize money will enhance or assist in personal development or furtherdevelopment of processes or services in the workplace.

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