Award Categories

MICHAEL KIRBY LGBTIQ INCLUSION AWARD

The Michael Kirby LGBTIQ Inclusion Award recognises excellence in LGBTIQ inclusion initiatives and programs in the workplace.

Award Criteria

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Specific

CRITERION DEFINED AS SUGGESTED EVIDENCE
Networks The program or initiative provides a network for LGBTIQ employees. Examples of network activities, participation rates, materials etc.
Education The program or initiative incorporates an education component focussing or on including LGBTIQ inclusion. Examples of scheduling, content, participation rates, feedback etc for training or education.
Community

The outcomes of the program/initiative and how the benefits extend outside of the organisation.

Evidence of the initiative or outcomes of the initiative are being shared/used outside of the organisation and/or across industry.

Generic

CRITERION DEFINED AS SUGGESTED EVIDENCE
Innovation The program or initiative represents a new and creative approach to the challenge faced by the organisation. Evidence of how initiative was developed and what resources were drawn on, i.e. brainstorming sessions, proposals from employees etc.
Culture The program or initiative incorporates a cultural change approach to diversity where principles are embedded in the DNA of the organisation. Examples of cultural change programs, relating to the initiative i.e. how the organisation has introduced the initiative so that they are embraced by staff and become a way of life.
Impact, Metrics and Outcomes The program or initiative has addressed the challenge, achieved the desired outcomes and/or positively impacted on the business.

Evidence of improvements and outcomes identifiable as resulting from the program or initiative including metrics on engagement, retention, climate surveys etc.

Sustainability The program or initiative and its impacts or outcomes are sustainable and replicable for the organisation. Evidence of how the program or initiative will be repeated within the organisation i.e. planned roll out to other divisions, sites, ongoing scheduled activity, commitment within organisational strategy/ budgets etc.
Leadership

The program or initiative is supported or led by the CEO and/or senior leadership team within the organisation.

Statement of support from senior leadership team, evidence of their participation in driving and implementing diversity policies etc.