UDIA Diversity in Development Award

The UDIA Diversity in Development Award seeks to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly, promote diversity in development among UDIA members. UDIA encourages its member companies to enter the award in their relevant State from both the public and private sectors:

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Overview

The UDIA Diversity in Development Award seeks to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly, promote diversity in development among UDIA members. UDIA encourages its member companies to enter the award in their relevant State from both the public and private sectors.

The aim of the Award is to:

  •  Identify development industry leaders in diversity
  •  Recognise the positive influence that diversity in development has within organisations and/or the development industry
  • Focus on the companies’ role and quality of diversity and involvement in various projects, rather than the size, value or importance of the project itself.

Entrant companies will be required to provide:

  • Outline the policies your company has in place to promote diversity in the workplace
  • Provide examples of how these diversity policies have improved company performance
  • Provide a diversity profile of the company breaking down employees by the Board, senior management, middle management and other levels.

Nominees should be able to demonstrate diversity in the development industry within their organisation or within the development industry as a whole, and should provide examples in which they have incorporated diversity in development into their workplace, the industry or in relation to a specific project/issue.

Important Information

  • To be eligible for this Award, companies must have a minimum of 5 years’ continuous operation in the development industry or an associated industry.
  • The winner of this award will have the opportunity to represent Victoria in the UDIA National Awards.
  • You must hold a current UDIA Victoria membership to enter your project into this category
  • Our Judges will determine if a site visit is relevant or required to the workplace and/or if an interview and presentation component can take place elsewhere.

The interview and presentation will allow entrants the opportunity to further showcase their organisational diversity policies and initiatives and allow the judges to ask more specific questions around their success and effects.

TO COMPLETE YOUR AWARD SUBMISSION YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ADDRESS THE BELOW

PART 1: Project Information

  • Executive Summary (max 300 words) – this highlights the features of the team with reference to the award category criteria

PART 2: Supporting Materials

  • For example, photos displaying business or team diversity, organisational diversity and inclusion plans or programs or any other materials to support your submission

Part 2: Award Category Criteria

PART 2: AWARD CATEGORY CRITERIA

  • Outline the company policies in place that promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  •  Provide examples of how these diversity policies have improved company performance including:
  • Outlining any challenges that have been overcome and may still need to overcome, and
  • Innovations and differences that have been implemented in the organisation.
  • Outline a diversity profile of the company, breaking down employees by the Board, Senior Management, Middle Management and other levels and showcase how the company demonstrates best practice in the development industry.

This award requires a written submission which will be judged based on the responses to the below items.

Following this our Judges will determine if a site visit is relevant or required to the workplace and/or if an interview and presentation component can take place elsewhere.

The interview and presentation will allow entrants the opportunity to further showcase their organisational diversity policies and initiatives and allow the judges to ask more specific questions around their success and effects.

Submissions will be required to provide commentary around the below key areas:

  • Outline the policies your company has in place to promote diversity in the workplace
  • Outline the main challenges your team overcame
  • Showcase how your team have demonstrated best practice diversity