Submissions for the Australian Institute of Management’s (AIM) fourth annual Young Manager of the Year Award have opened, with managers aged between 18-30 from NSW and the ACT eligible to win.
The awards aim to reward managers who have displayed outstanding leadership and management qualities in the workplace. The winner of the award will receive a tailored learning and development program to the value of $7,500, including collaboration with an executive coach to shift their career development into the next gear.
“Many of today’s young managers work tirelessly to inspire and develop the potential of others. Celebrating their successes not only rewards them for their efforts, but motivates them to strive for further success,” AIM NSW & ACT CEO David Wakeley said.
“As well as raising their professional profile through inclusion in AIM media coverage, winners will also receive a raft of other benefits and 12 month personal membership,” adds Mr Wakeley.
In 2010, the award was jointly awarded to two young managers – Sanofi Aventis Medical Manager Tal Rapke and Executive Director of UN Women Julie McKay. Both said the award significantly advanced their development as leaders and provided them with the opportunity to hone specific skill sets and areas of expertise.
“Not only has it been wonderful to receive formal recognition, the generous prize started me on a journey of personal and professional development on which I am still very much engaged,” McKay said.
To be in contention, young managers can nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer, supervisor or colleagues. Nominees are asked to prepare a written submission (including supporting documents) to showcase their management experience according to the judging criteria.
Submissions close on Monday 31 October 2011. For more information visit http://www.youngmanageroftheyear.com.au