Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence Award
The State Services Commission and the Leadership Development Centre jointly sponsor the Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence IPANZ (Institute of Public Administration New Zealand) award
Research shows that leaders who are effective at developing other leaders can boost the performance of their direct reports by up to 27%. Greater organisational performance, including a lift in employee engagement is another outcome of this investment into developing other leaders.
The award for Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence recognises leaders who are "walking the talk" in identifying, developing and supporting high potential individuals in their organisation and providing relevant opportunities for development in the public sector.
The extent to which the agency's organisational development project or programme demonstrates that:
the chief executive is actively leading the identification, development and support of high potential talent
other managers are also engaged and participating in talent identification and development
staff are exposed to experiential development opportunities both within and outside of their agency
the chief executive and other senior managers are providing quality experiential development opportunities to people from other agencies
the chief executive is recognised for their contribution to leadership development beyond their own agency
human resources systems and processes are in place to support identification and development of high potential talent
Winners for 2012
John Ombler, Deputy State Services Commissioner, congratulates all involved in the 2012 IPANZ Gen-i Public Sector Excellence Awards.
"Congratulations to the finalists, the award recipients and to the Institute of Public Administration NZ. All the award entries are impressive in the results they have gained and are a source of inspiration for the whole public sector."
The State Services Commission sponsored two categories in this year's awards.
Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence (co-sponsored with the Leadership Development Centre) was won by Statistics New Zealand's Leading from where you stand programme, an initiative that fostered leadership across that organisation.
The SSC Award for Excellence in Responding to the Canterbury Earthquakes was awarded to the New Zealand Police for their Maori, Pacific and Ethnic Services Cultural Response Team, established within hours of the devastating February quake.
The Prime Minister's Supreme Award, presented by the Minister for State Services, Jonathan Coleman, was won by Resolving historic claims abuse and neglect, an initiative of the Social Development and Education Ministries and the Department of Internal Affairs.
A full list of the 2012 IPANZ Gen-i Public Sector Excellence Awards categories and winning entries can be found here.
Past winners include:
2011 – Ministry of Social Development for its Chief for a Day programme.
2010 - Ministry of Social Development for its Leadership Cascade project.
Winners of the State Services Commission Award for excellence in improving performance through people include:
2009 – Hawkes Bay District Health Board for its Programme Incubator
2008 - New Zealand Police for the New Zealand Police Leadership and Management Development Framework.