Outstanding Leadership in Wellbeing Governance Award Category- An organisation that has demonstrated exceptional leadership in governing for strong wellbeing outcomes. The organisation has a reputation with staff and among sector peers, for prioritising the mental health and resilience of their employees and/or volunteers.
Criteria to be addressed:
a) Demonstrated and tangible commitment towards providing a psychologically safe workplace Possible examples:
- Developed, or has in place an organisation-wide Wellbeing Strategy
- Proactively invests resources in supporting the prevention of burnout, exhaustion, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and frontline trauma
- Within their workplace, seeks to proactively address the cultural and systemic conditions and barriers that can lead to poor mental health outcomes for social sector professionals.
b) Demonstrated commitment at the Board or Committee of Management level towards wellbeing stewardship and best practice. Possible examples:
- Board Sub Committee or Steering Group for Wellbeing Governance
- Wellbeing goals for their organisation have been established and monitored by the Board
- Board has undertaken mental health and/or wellbeing professional development.
c) Demonstrated commitment towards monitoring the mental health and wellbeing of the organisation’s employees and/or volunteers. Possible examples:
- Conducts an Annual Survey to track and understand internal and external impacts on their employees and/or volunteers
- Proactively consults with internal Wellbeing Committee representative/s to understand and manage risks
- Takes action to address feedback and involve employees and/or volunteers in solutions
Focus of the Award:
The primary focus of this award and the demonstrated commitments is the organization’s dedication to the mental health and wellbeing of its own employees and/or volunteers, not its end beneficiaries/user
To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Submit an application addressing the above criteria within a 500-word limit with tangible evidence.
- The application will be verified by the CEO.
- Include two testimonials or letters of support from a member of the management or leadership team, each not exceeding one page.
- Provide a minimum of two pieces of supporting material or evidence.
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2023 Award Winner
– Read about our Outstanding Leader in Wellbeing Governance award winner in 2023 – an organisation that has demonstrated exceptional leadership in governing for strong wellbeing outcomes. The organisation has a reputation with staff and among sector peers for prioritising the mental health and resilience of its employees and/or volunteers.
WINNER: Youth Projects Team
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