2021 LH Martin Institute Award for Excellence in Leadership

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 LH Martin Institute Award for Excellence in Leadership:

Winner: Professor Kate Ames, CQU

The Judging Panel UNANIMOUSLY AGREED that:
Professor Ames had made an enduring contribution to tertiary education demonstrating collaboration, creativity, commitment and results, at an outstanding level.  Her referees made similar comments consistent with ours.

Highly Commended: Peter Greening, Charles Sturt University

The Panel agreed that:
Peter Greening is highly commended for his innovative approach and also for demonstrating tenacity and coherence in providing effective solutions.

The prizes are awarded as part of the Australasian Association of Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)'s Best Practice Awards.

The purpose of the ATEM Awards for Best Practice in Tertiary Education Management is to recognise excellence in professional management and administration by staff of tertiary institutions or directly associated agencies in the Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea tertiary education sector, whether or not members they of ATEM.

The recipients of the LH Martin Award for Excellence in Leadership are recognised for sustained activity which sets out to:

  • Challenge current thinking, inspire and motivate the formation of strong teams, and clearly communicate a vision and alignment with institutional goals.
  • Demonstrate excellence in listening and leading in the workplace through consultations with staff, providing opportunities for open and genuine communication and implementation of innovative ideas and linking consultations with real outcomes.
  • Demonstrate excellence in leading change in a consultative and meaningful manner.
  • Demonstrate excellence in rising to challenges that disrupt or alter the purpose of the workplace.
  • Design and communicate activities and create a working environment leading to significant change in direction and demonstrate outstanding results.
  • Leadership that takes staff and colleagues along with the changes, motivate and inspire by giving sound vision and direction, and is successful in terms of completion of the project or process and in terms of making lasting and positive improvements for the institution

The Association for Tertiary Education Management is the pre-eminent Australasian professional body for tertiary education administrators and managers.

Members across the academic environment include universities, polytechnics, TAFEs (Technical and Further Education), wānanga, private providers, government departments and other related organisations.

Melbourne CSHE and LH Martin Institute congratulate all the winners and highly commended nominees of the 2021 ATEM Best Practice Awards.