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.

We welcome DHL Australia as a Silver Partner for the Outstanding Leadership Awards. As the world’s leading delivery and courier service, DHL reaches more than 220 countries and territories and keeps Australia connected across our vast landscape.

The Outstanding Leadership Awards are thrilled to partner with DHL Australia, an organisation with multiple community outreach programs and a values system that aligns with our own.

They are leaders in logistics and urban sustainability and are courageously fronting environmental innovation to better their own and other business models. Partnering with GoGreen, DHL has created a Zero Emissions Plan to reach by 2050, setting international industry standards. Furthermore, DHL runs global disaster management teams and global teaching programs. DHL are global commentators that spotlight diversity, innovation and sustainability around environmentalism. Welcome DHL!

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.

Yellowpanda PR + Digital is not your cookie cutter agency.

We’re a passionate, strategic team who constantly evolve. Our unique service stems from our founder Amanda William’s previous life managing the public images of politicians.

With access to the media and a deep understanding of data, insights and optimisation techniques, we are the only boutique agency offering traditional PR and digital maintenance. Our team of experts includes digital marketers, former journalists, social media managers, designers, developers and analysts.

A key point of difference is we don’t make decisions or recommendations to our clients based on a stab in the dark. We are living in an analytic revolution with valuable data and insights generated by the public every day so, as an innovative operation, we understand success requires an analytical mindset.

Our team specialise in building authentic public profiles for trailblazing entrepreneurs the P.A.N.D.A way. We make sure their real world achievements match their online footprint and our products are designed to help cut through the noise with very minimal effort on their part.
Our current clientele includes award winning business leaders and international authorities but we’ve also turned our hand to an array of other successful projects.

As reputation builders, it’s only natural for us to be involved in Australia’s most prestigious awards as a partner; even more so when the shared mission is to foster more kind and courageous leaders.

Our mission is to create a wave of inspiring authorities in their fields to encourage the next generation of business leaders, so when we were approached by the Outstanding Leadership Awards team to come on board as a partner, we felt instantly aligned.


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