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Category eleven – Best demonstrated leadership in return to work

This award recognises outstanding leadership in rehabilitation and return to work practices implemented by an individual or organisation.

Entries from categories eight to ten that demonstrate strong leadership in rehabilitation and return to work are eligible for nomination to category eleven. Finalists will be nominated by the judging panels for categories eight to ten.

To be eligible nominees must:

  • have demonstrated excellence in leadership that has improved rehabilitation and/or return to work outcomes for injured workers and/or businesses
  • be an individual or organisation working in Queensland within the Queensland workers' compensation scheme.

The winner of category eleven will be decided by an Office of Industrial Relations executive panel, and will be the nominee who best demonstrates:

  • Rehabilitation and return to work leadership – Senior management demonstrates, through actions and decisions, that a positive return to work culture is a core workplace priority. Senior management consults with and gains the support of staff in promoting and fostering a positive rehabilitation and return to work culture. There is organisation wide commitment to person centred approaches to return to work initiatives both at operational and strategic levels.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and consultation – The organisation/individual's rehabilitation and return to work initiative/s are practical, cost effective, and innovative, and were developed with input from a range of stakeholders and staff utilising best practice injury management standards.
  • Commitment to sharing knowledge and experience – The initiative/s have broader application across other workplaces and industries, and positive feedback has been received from industry about the initiative/s.