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Celebrating best practice enterprise risk management in the State sector

There is diverse and exceptional risk management work being undertaken by State authorities across Ireland. The State Claims Agency’s Enterprise Risk Network Recognition Awards acknowledge and reward the leaders in enterprise risk management in the State sector and commend the ongoing process of continuous improvement and progress in the management of risk within State Authorities which are part of the General Indemnity Scheme. These awards focus on risk initiatives which safeguard staff, members of the public and others impacted by the activities of State Authorities.

Leaders in enterprise risk management

If you believe that the work of your State Authority is leading change, leading innovation and leading best practice in the area of enterprise risk management in the State sector, you should enter the Enterprise Risk Network Recognition Awards 2023.

Previous winners have included the Irish Prison Service, the Defences Forces, the HSE and Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, OPW – Office of Public Works, and Drogheda Department of Psychiatry.

Reflecting the diversity of risk management work being undertaken by State Authorities, there are seven award categories available, as set out at the end of the page.

Key dates

What

When

Open for entries

23 November 2023

Final deadline for entries

10 February 2023

Winners announced

11 May 2023

Winner Success Stories

You can hear from some of our previous winners in the videos below:

New videos will be added on an ongoing basis. We hope this will help to inspire and encourage you and your State Authority to consider what suitable projects you might have to enter in the Enterprise Risk Network Recognition Awards 2023.


Category

Overview

People and Risk Culture Award

Recognises a risk management project or initiative that demonstrates a State Authority’s ability to improve overall risk and safety culture.

Collaboration Award

Recognises a risk management project or initiative which demonstrates collaboration between a State Authority (or a group of State Authorities) and another organisation (or group of organisations), or between two or more teams within a State Authority, to improve overall risk and safety.

Education & Learning Award

Recognises a project or initiative that delivered a bespoke training course, or series of training courses, which enhanced learning and continuous improvement within a State Authority to improve overall risk and safety.

Health and Social Care Innovation Award

Recognises a State Authority in the health and social care sector that has developed an innovative risk management project or initiative.

Public Sector Innovation Award*

*Excludes health and social care sector

Recognises a State Authority in the public sector that has developed an innovative risk management project or initiative.

NIMS Innovation Award

Recognises a State Authority that has used NIMS, the National Incident Management System, in an innovative manner within a risk management project or initiative.

NIMS Leader Award

Recognises a State Authority that has demonstrated significant improvement in their use of NIMS, the National Incident Management System.

To enter the awards, State Authorities should:

  • Identify a suitable risk management project or initiative, based on the criteria
  • Choose a category
  • Complete the online entry form

Get in touch with RiskNetwork@ntma.ie if you are a State Authority and you would like to seek further information on any aspect of the Enterprise Risk Network Recognition Awards 2023.

Only projects which relate to enterprise (general) risk management projects or initiatives which fall within the sphere of the General Indemnity Scheme will be considered by the judging panel. Examples of projects/initiatives that could qualify for review by the judging panel:

  • A project to improve enterprise risk governance
  • The successful implementation of a risk assessment process
  • The introduction of an occupational health and safety or other service user/visitor safety Risk Management System
  • An initiative aimed at reducing risk to staff members, service users, visitors, contractors
  • The development of a bespoke educational/training course e.g., risk assessment/risk management for managers/staff
  • A risk management initiative relating to the management of Covid-19
  • The development and implementation of a lease and licence register for all properties/facilities/equipment
  • The implementation of an Occupational Health Programme
  • A project that utilised NIMS to enhance or improve enterprise risk management

You can also check out some short overview videos of the finalist projects across the various award categories in 2020, for inspiration:

  • Projects/initiatives entered into the Awards must relate to enterprise risk management. Please note that clinical research/patient safety projects, clinical risk initiatives which relate to the diagnostics or treatment of patients or to medical services are outside the scope and will not be considered
  • Entries should clearly describe how the risk project was implemented including setting out the objectives, scope, methodology, learnings and what positive and measurable outcomes and/or targets were achieved e.g., reduction in incidents, claims, sick absences, property/fleet damage and any other evidence of the success of the project e.g., cost saving, reputational risks, staff morale etc.
  • Entries may be for projects or initiatives that have substantially taken place between January 2020 and December 2022
  • Entries may be made in any of the categories. While an entry may be submitted in more than one category, the State Claims Agency reserves the right, in consultation with the entrant, to consider the entry in a category other than that for which it was entered
  • An Overall Winner Award may be presented at the discretion of the judging panel
  • The State Claims Agency may contact entrants to clarify entries
  • All entries must be submitted through the online entry form and all form fields must be appropriately completed with the requested project information for the entry to be considered
  • Supporting material in the form of graphics, tables etc may be submitted along with your entry in PDF format. However, the judging panel will primarily focus on the contents of the online entry form submitted
  • A single point of contact must be nominated by entrants in the online entry form. This person will be the State Claims Agency’s central point of contact within the State Authority for all communications relating to the Awards
  • Entrants may nominate no more than two individuals to accept any Awards at the awards ceremony.
  • All submitted material will remain confidential to the judging panel, unless formal consent is obtained from the entrant to release the submitted material
  • The judging panel will evaluate each entry based on its merit and success at achieving stated objectives. The top three projects in each category will be shortlisted
  • The decision of the judging panel is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. If the members of the judging panel are of the opinion that a sufficiently high standard has not been achieved in any of the categories, the award in that category will be withheld
  • The State Claims Agency reserves the right to extend the deadline for entries at its discretion.
  • The finalists will be announced in early 2023
  • The winner of each category will be announced at the Enterprise Risk Network Recognition Awards ceremony to be held on 11 May 2023

If you are a State Authority, you can enter the Enterprise Risk Network Recognition Awards 2023 today.