According to the McMillan Dictionary, "an ambassador is someone who is considered to represent an activity, organisation or company and is held in high regard to represent the organisation's values. "
The NZSTA would like to recognise the work of members who epitomises all things New Zealand speech-language therapy represents and values.
Work in partnership and with integrity
Be leaders in the field of communication and swallowing
Be person and whānau centred, working with respect and humility
Provide an equitable, excellent service
Application and Eligibility
The person who will receive this award will:
Show high professional integrity, strive to advocate for the profession and for the clients to whom we provide services, and
Demonstrate taking the initiative and lead on activities that may raise awareness of communication and swallowing disabilities in our communities and their work environments.
The person may also demonstrate dynamic and effective ways to deliver SLT services in NZ
Evidence will take the form of two or more of the following:
Consumer feedback or testimonial
Evidence of awareness campaign/media attention
- Demonstrate taking the initiative and lead on activities that may raise the awareness of communication and swallowing disabilities in our communities and within their work environments.
Award Recipients of Previous Years
This award recognises the work of members who epitomise all things speech-language therapy represents and values in Aotearoa New Zealand. Click the link below to find out more.
Previous NZSTA Ambassador Award winners:
- No nominations received for 2022
- 2021: Awarded to Surgical Voice Restoration after Laryngectomy Working Group
- 2020: Awarded to Brooke Dibley
- 2019: Awarded to Sally Clendon
- 2018: Awarded to Shannon Hennig
- 2017: Awarded to Sally Kedge
- 2016: Awarded to Bridget McArthur