Celebrating 27 years of recognising inspirational, passionate and talented managers, the Australian Institute of Management’s (AIM) prestigious Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs) return for 2016, in search of the nation’s best leaders.
With nominations now open, the awards put the spotlight on the individual contributions and achievements of Australians’ who have made a positive impact on their community, institution or workplace over the past twelve months. The annual list of nominees is spread across a number of categories:
- Leader / Manager
- Owner / Entrepreneur
- Emerging Leader
- Not for Profit
- Student (new)
- Community Leader (new)
“The AIM Leadership Excellence Awards acknowledge and distinguish management excellence across the nation and represent an exceptional opportunity to recognise some of the innovative and important work being done around Australia,” said AIM CEO, David Pich. “Great managers and leaders make decisions that affect people’s lives every day, so it is essential to recognise and award those who have made a positive impact and support them to become the best leaders they can” he continued.
With regional and nationwide finals, communities in each state and territory are encouraged to nominate a friend or colleague who they believe fits the bill. Once nominated, entrants will then need to submit their application to be shortlisted to become a category finalist. As part of this application process, nominees will enhance their personal ‘pitch’ and professional development through reflecting on their career achievements to date.
2015 National Young Manager of the Year and Associate Director (Online Marketing), University of Southern QLD Rebecca McSwiney commented: “The recognition from the Australian Institute of Management is something that I am so very proud of. It provided me with invaluable networking experiences, exposure to leaders across various industries and ultimately a fabulous self-reflection exercise”.
“I highly encourage anyone considering to self-nominate or even nominating someone that they know to take part, to just take the leap of faith and embrace the opportunities that this award process will provide” said McSwiney.
Nominations for the 2016 Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Excellence Awards close on 31st July. To nominate a great leader or manager, or for more information about the 2016 AIM ALEAs, visit the website.
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Notes to the Editor
• Nominations & Applications close 5.00pm – Sunday 31 July 2016
• State finalists announced – Wednesday 24 August 2016
• State finalists announced (QLD) – Friday 9 September 2016
State Winners from each category will qualify for the National Final. ALEAs National Final Award ceremony will be held in Brisbane 19 October
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