What is the GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Recognition Program?
The GEM (Going the Extra Mile) recognition program provides an opportunity to celebrate the exemplary work of academic and professional staff in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, by recognising outstanding service and dedication to our colleagues, students and partners.
Each year we will continue to formally celebrate staff achievements through our VPED awards, but this provides a more informal and ongoing way to recognise and value our colleagues.
Successful nominations will be selected and acknowledged by our Executive Leadership Team, as well as shared in our newsletter - NHS News.
This recognition program was developed based on feedback in the Your Voice Survey 2022 and replaces the Quiet Achiever award.
How do I nominate someone for a GEM award?
The GEM (Going the Extra Mile) recognition program is an opportunity for you to recognise a colleague for the way they contribute to the team and support us to deliver our Care Nexus Vision.
Nominees for the GEM recognition program should embody our values of Courage, Integrity, Innovation and Excellence and perform their role in a way that has made a significant positive impact, for example:
- Demonstrating optimism, positivity and solution-focused mindset in the face of challenges
- Supporting the team by going above and beyond to share the load, or taking on additional responsibilities with a positive and willing attitude
- Considering situations and problems from novel and diverse perspectives, addressing challenges in an innovative manner
- Being generous with their time to support and develop others
- Completing a significant project or piece of work that has contributed to the college/university
- Demonstrating excellence and innovation in teaching, research, or service
- Successfully initiating new partnerships or improving relationships with partners and community stakeholders
Complete the GEM nomination form below to nominate someone (or several people), outlining the behaviour and achievements we should be recognising and celebrating.