2018 LGPro Awards for Excellence

The LGPro Awards for Excellence promote and celebrate the outstanding work being undertaken and delivered by individuals and teams working in Local Government in Victoria.

Categories

The Innovative Management Initiative Award recognises an initiative that demonstrates new ways of leading, facilitating, administering, controlling or ensuring a particular outcome is achieved and that makes positive changes to the management of organisations, processes, practices or projects.

Award Criteria
The key criteria that will be considered in judging this category are:

  • Clarity of program/project objectives and outcomes
  • Achievement of project versus intention
  • Innovativeness and effectiveness of the initiative
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Sustainability/transferability

Please note that only initiatives, projects or programs that have been implemented can be nominated. Nominations will not be accepted for those in the planning phase.

The Service Delivery Initiative Award recognises initiatives that demonstrate best practice (outstanding action), or the pursuit of excellence in the delivery of a service(s) to the community or a specified target market that is able to be continued on an ongoing basis.

Award Criteria
The key criteria that will be considered in judging this category are:

  • Clarity of demonstrated outcomes of the initiative
  • Innovativeness and defining features
  • Initiative's ability to meet specific needs of clients/target groups
  • Benefits of initiative relative to cost
  • Sustainability/transferability of the initiative

Please note that only initiatives, projects or programs that have been implemented can be nominated. Nominations will not be accepted for those in the planning phase.

This Award recognises initiatives that are exceptional and one-off. Initiatives entered in this category must be one off and assist the community over and above Council's day to day activities.

Award Criteria
The key criteria that will be considered in judging this category are:

  • Clarity of program/project objectives and outcomes
  • Demonstration of an effective/innovative approach and outcomes
  • Effectiveness of the initiative
  • Innovativeness of the initiative
  • Cost benefits of the initiative

Please note that only initiatives, projects or programs that have been implemented can be nominated. Nominations will not be accepted for those in the planning phase.

This Award recognises initiatives that demonstrate a commitment to working with and/or in the community to achieve positive outcomes.

Award Criteria
The key criteria that will be considered in judging this category are:

  • Clarity of program/project outcomes and impact on the sector
  • Collaborative effort
  • Complexity of project
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Transferability of the initiative

Please note that only initiatives, projects or programs that have been implemented can be nominated. Nominations will not be accepted for those in the planning phase.

This Award recognises initiatives that maximise benefits to the community and showcase partnerships in developing and managing community assets. This category specifies projects that are $1.5 million and under that are new and a one-off activity of a capital nature.

Award Criteria
The key criteria that will be considered in judging this category are:

  • Clarity of program/project outcomes
  • Innovative features
  • Cost benefits
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Transferability

Please note that only initiatives, projects or programs that have been implemented for either 12 months or a sufficient enough period beyond this timeframe enabling the demonstration of measurable outcomes and benefits to the community can be nominated. Nominations will not be accepted for those in the planning phase.

This Award recognises initiatives that maximise benefits to the community and showcase partnerships in developing and managing community assets. This category specifies projects that are over $1.5 million and are new and a one-off activity of a capital nature.

Award Criteria
The key criteria that will be considered in judging this category are:

  • Clarity of program/project outcomes
  • Innovative features
  • Cost benefits
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Transferability

Please note that only initiatives, projects or programs that have been implemented for either 12 months or a sufficient enough period beyond this timeframe enabling the demonstration of measurable outcomes and benefits to the community can be nominated. Nominations will not be accepted for those in the planning phase.

This Award recognises initiatives that demonstrate excellence in the delivery of environmentally sustainable processes or projects. These are projects which provide a new way of ensuring programs and developments meet the needs of the present without compromising future generations.

Award Criteria
The key criteria that will be considered in judging this category are:

  • Clarity Program/project outcomes
  • Innovative features
  • Size of project relative to funding and complexity
  • Cost benefits
  • Sustainability of project

Please note that only initiatives, projects or programs that have been implemented can be nominated. Nominations will not be accepted for those in the planning phase.

This award recognises Council achievements/outcomes that acknowledge, support and celebrate diversity and inclusion in relation to internal practices and those within the broader community context. This includes but is not limited to ethnicity, language, ability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, educational level, personality, political beliefs, and other ideologies. It is about understanding and respecting each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual whether it be in the organisational or community context.

Award Criteria
The key criteria that will be considered in judging this category are:

  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Capacity for establishing and maintaining partnerships
  • Establishment of cross functional working relationships
  • Influence on innovation
  • Outcomes achieved within the organisation
  • Benefits to the organisation and/or community

Please note that only initiatives, projects or programs that have been implemented can be nominated. Nominations will not be accepted for those in the planning phase.

The Young Achiever Award acknowledges "recognisable achievements" in the Local Government sector. Nominees must be up to 30 years of age, working in Local Government and have achieved outstanding results. Nominations will be accepted from both LGPro Members and Non-Members. The person putting forward the nomination must be an LGPro member however the nominee does not need to be an LGPro Member.

Award Criteria
The key criteria that will be considered in judging this category are:

  • Major achievements of the nominee
  • Specific individual contribution made to a Council and/or sector
  • Leadership qualities
  • Level of commitment in driving change

Key Dates

Nominations open Monday 14 August
Nominations close Friday 13 October

Award winners will be announced at the 2018 LGPro Annual Conference Dinner to be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 22 February 2018

For further information and Award submission details contact:

Thalia Petroulakis
Programs & Events Support Officer
Ph: 9268 6412
Email: efthaliap@lgpro.com

Diana Pawluk, Manager Events
Local Government Professionals Inc
Level 3, 58 Lorimer Street
Docklands, Vic 3008
Direct: (03)9268 6404 Office: (03) 9268 6400 Fax: (03) 9646 0469
Web: www.lgpro.com  Email: dianap@lgpro.com

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