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Gold Partner with

Central Queensland University

It is with great pleasure that the Outstanding Leadership Awards announce Central Queensland University (CQU) as a Gold Partner. CQU is a highly established university, with more than 30,000 students across 70 countries. A university that dares to be different, CQU prioritises leadership at its core to serve the needs of countless staff, students and alumni.

Recognised as one of the world’s leading universities under 50 years by Times Higher Education, CQU is a front-runner in creating accessible, world-class tertiary education. Chairman and Vice-Chancellor of CQU, Alastair Dawson prioritises the university’s commitment to collaboration between students, stakeholders, industry and communities. Likewise, we are proud to partner with CQU because of the standards they uphold; bold, honest, inclusive and courageous leadership underpin the university’s executive team.

CQU is one of Australia’s most accessible and engaged universities and globally recognised for innovative teaching and research excellence. In 2020 CQU will be undertaking a new curriculum endeavour as they launch their Master of Business Administration (Leadership) program. Designed for the entrepreneur, business owner or corporate manager it will allow students to gain insights into the strategies, practices and key communication skills that underpin successful business leadership.

Moreover, CQU has a rich university history, strong indigenous engagement and a comprehensive strategic plan to remove education barriers amongst under-represented groups and underserviced communities. With a team of courageous, inclusive and authentic leaders, CQU is a beacon for positive change amongst Queensland communities and the education sector.

Welcome Central Queensland University, we are proud to partner with you in 2020.

Kay by Design is driven to elevate purpose-driven businesses to stand proudly beside corporate giants through strategy, creative content and design solutions. We are a team of strategists, digital marketers, content writers, artists and visual storytellers that work to communicate the essence of a brand. We strive to have quality and accountability as our focus as we elevate businesses into a higher caliber of brand authority. Kay by Design works to create clarity and direction for brands to help them forge meaningful connections with their target audience.

Kay by Design only partners with brands whose mission we love and admire, that’s why we take pride in partnering with the Outstanding Leadership Awards. We are working to create an impact on the world and help purpose-driven brands do the same. Our values perfectly align with the Outstanding Leadership Awards as we prioritize authenticity and impact. The Outstanding Leadership Awards embody the change we want to see in the workplace, where kindness, courage inclusivity and diversity take center stage, values we practice ourselves.


At Specialists in Communications, we are the trusted adviser and reliable communications team for businesses and government entities across Australia.

We provide frank and fearless advice that supports you to see the whole picture and achieve lasting results.

Connecting with an audience requires empathy and a willingness to recognise difference. We help our clients understand their audiences and develop strategies and activities to connect and succeed.

There is no one-size-fits all in communication, we are guided by our knowledge and experience, and we apply this alongside true compassion for your unique circumstance. From campaigns and events, to stakeholder engagement and leadership, our experts are passionate about meeting your objectives and seeing you soar.

We’re honoured to partner with the Outstanding Leadership Awards. As advocates for the importance of kindness, listening and empathy in all communications efforts, we are passionate about the work of the Awards and the team at Leadership HQ.

We know that supporting organisations to understand the role that empathy and connection play in leadership and communications, can help them to identify ways to apply empathy and kindness to help remove stigma, improve culture, and build resilient and productive workplaces.


McDonald Inc. creates sustainable change through compelling leadership journeys. We will empower 1 million women to have the courage to step in, step up and start up, making a significant difference globally in women’s leadership.

Their Mission – To help women across the globe be courageous in their lives, careers and leadership.

Their Vision 0To lead 1 million women to courage and step in, step up and start up.

What Makes Them Different – McDonald Inc. is a leader in helping women and organisations achieve results that require lasting changes in leadership and talent which are often the most difficult challenges of any organisation. When accomplished, they are also the most notable competitive advantage.

We provide leadership programs and services, all based on a foundation of unshakeable principles and proven practices.

Our ultimate aim is to deliver transformational results. Our expanding reach now extends across Australia and the Globe with associates working toward our common mission of enabling courage, opportunities and greatness in women and organisations everywhere.


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