The awards showcase individuals who have made significant impacts and contributions to their community and organisations. Participating in the ALEAs will provide recognition of your success, boost your reputation as a leader and allow you to celebrate your achievements.
The ALEAs are designed to provide recognition of outstanding leadership and management in the following categories:
The Leader/Manager category celebrates the innovation, strategic thinking and visionary leadership of executive and C-Suite leaders from the public and private sector.
This category is not limited to CEOs and high profile executives. We encourage nominations from senior managers, executives and leaders of businesses from across all industries, and in the public or private sector. Someone who has made management and leadership their profession, and who has had an extraordinary impact on their organisation’s success through leadership and forward thinking strategies.
Please note, nominees aged between 18 and 30 years should consider applying for the Emerging Leader category.
Business owners and entrepreneurs are recognised through the Owner / Entrepreneur category. They are savvy, hardworking individuals with incredible determination who have channelled their learnings, turning points and visionary moments into viable businesses.
Nominations are invited from owners, co-owners, sole proprietors, managing directors or managing partners, and the nominee must be actively managing the business. This category is open to individual nominations only.
The Emerging Leader category acknowledges rising stars and aspiring leaders from business and government who are making a mark in their industry.
Nominations are invited from successful young entrepreneurs and business leaders between the ages of 18 and 30 (at the time of the National final on 5 October 2017).
The Student category recognises the most successful young leaders enrolled full-time in an undergraduate, post graduate or vocational qualification.
This category acknowledges aspiring leaders who have displayed service to their University, educational institution or community outside of their fulltime coursework. Nominations are invited from leaders who have contributed through student committees, in clubs or societies, through peer assistance, sporting activities, professional development, or influence in student/institutional issues.
Nominations for this category also require a character reference from the Head or Dean of their course which also confirms they are a full-time student.
The Not for Profit sector makes important contributions to society and the economy, the impacts of which are sometimes overlooked.
Nominations are invited from senior managers, executives and leaders in this sector who have worked for their organisation in a professional management capacity for at least 12 months. Those who have shown aptitude at transforming cultures, aligning the development of individuals in their organisation to the needs of the business culture, and managing the demands of stakeholders with finesse are encouraged to nominate.
Please note, if you are in the government and education sectors you are not eligible for this category. You should apply for the Leader/Manager or Emerging Leader category.
The Community Leader category recognises outstanding achievements of individuals who have made a significant difference to a community or cause by addressing social, economic and environmental issues.
Nominations are encouraged from individuals who work in a volunteer capacity and have demonstrated active leadership and service to a community or cause. People who have contributed to the improvement of their own and the broader community.