Advancing Disability Equality Award Part 2

An award to recognise an organisation that is leading the way in advancing disability equality. Entrants should be considered a role model in creating an inclusive culture and championing inclusive recruitment and talent management practices to allow visibly/non-visibly disabled employees to realise their full potential.  

This year’s National Diversity & Inclusion Awards cover 11 categories of excellence.  Please provide an outline of the activity in the entry/nomination form.  Shortlisted entrants will be asked to provide evidence at a later part of the judging process.

Closing date for entries: Friday 20 October, 2023

If you have any queries, please see the FAQ

Or email: nominations@irishcentrefordiversity.ie

Submissions should meet one or more of the following criteria:

Demonstrate the impact of an inclusive culture in relation to people management, recruitment, talent development and performance management

Evidence the positive impact / outcomes of processes and policies that are in place relating to disability equality

Evidence of engaging with employees to identify accessibility issues and find solutions

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Please provide an outline of the activity in the entry/nomination form.  Shortlisted entrants will be asked to provide evidence at a later part of the judging process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Length of Submission

750 words per submission. Entries over 750 words will be cut at the 750 word mark and the remainder deleted before consideration

Support Material(s)

No support material can be accepted with the initial entry. If shortlisted as a finalist, you will be invited to a 30-minute interview with a judge/judges.  You may use a presentation as part of the interview and the judges will accept a copy of the presentation after the interview.

Interview

If shortlisted for an interview with a judge/judges, consider which member of your team can best share the story of your D&I initiative.  Plan your interview so all participants are given an opportunity to speak and consider diversity in the interview panel.

Focus

The judges are looking for strategies that had/have real impact in the workplace.  Include focus on the transformation that result from the D&I initiatives. Ensure this is referenced from initial application and, if shortlisted,  expanded on in the interview.

Highlight the exceptional

Impress the judges by ensuring the entry focuses on exceptional efforts.

NDIA 2024 Awards Categories & Finalists

This year's National Diversity & Inclusion Awards cover 11 categories of excellence.

Diversity & Inclusion Leader / Emerging Leader Award

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Advancing Disability Equality Award

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Advancing Race/Ethnicity Equality Award

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Company of the Year Award

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Advancing Gender Equality Award

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Advancing Social Inclusion Award

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Outstanding Employee Resource Group Award

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Outstanding Diversity Initiative Award

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Employee of the Year Award

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award

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Public Sector Organisation of the Year Award

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