Saturday, June 8, 2013

ACSWA 2013 Excellence in Care Awards "Southcare wins New Projects Award" for Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care Boards Project

On Friday the 7th June 2013 the ACSWA Awards Ceremony were held at the Crown Entertainment Complex in Perth, Western Australia. Southcare were finalist for New Projects Award, sponsored by Western United Financial Services Pty Ltd. Board members and staff waited in anticipation for the result…how proud we all were when Russell Woolf announced that Southcare was the winner of the New Projects Award. As the CEO of Southcare I had the great privilege of accepting this award on behalf of the Southcare Board, all the staff and the Project Team. I felt delighted; I am heartened the sector recognises how important it is to engage young leaders in the leadership and governance of the sector.

I am so glad that Alicia Curtis, Dr Anthea McGuigan, Dr Lucy Morris and I initiated the conversations that eventually lead to this project.

I think fundamental to the project’s success was having Alicia Curtis as the Project Manager. Her skills, knowledge, creatively, innovation and passion helped us to keep going with the project when many aged care organisations around us would not engage.

The partnership between Southcare, Bapistcare and MercyCare helped strengthen the project. The 20 Exceptional Young Leaders who undertook the four month leadership program component of the project demonstrated why we need these young leaders in the Aged Care Sector. 

The project’s accomplishments were also due to the talented people who offered their expertise, time and knowledge at the three unconventions or as guest speakers at the leadership program. The individual mentors and Boards who opened up their meetings to enable observations added to the depth of the young leaders learning’s.

I am very grateful to each of you. 

Watch this space! We will tell you more about the four fantastic projects created by the exceptional young leaders and the Online Toolkit that will be released next month. This is the beginning of a new way of being in Aged Care leadership and governance. If you want to contribute to the next phase please contact me.

1 comment:

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