Complex Needs Conference 11 December 2012 - University of Sydney

Posted by Liz Skelton
25th October 2012


This one-day conference will explore ‘complex needs’. By adopting a critical inter-disciplinary analysis, conference presenters will explore the multiple needs of criminal justice and human service clients more broadly.


Location: Level 1, New Law Building, Sydney Law School

Cost: Full fee: $200; FT student: $100; Uni of Sydney staff: $150; Sydney Law School alumni: $150 inc. GST. Contact Garner Clancey ( for information about group discounts.




Transformative Scenario Planning Course with Adam Kahane in Melbourne and Sydney

Posted by Liz Skelton
22nd October 2012

Transformative Scenario Planning Course with Adam Kahane in Melbourne and Sydney MORE >

Applications closing for Sydney Leadership 2013

Posted by Liz Skelton
12th October 2012

If you know anyone who would be a great candidate for Sydney Leadership next year please encourage them to apply.  As always we are looking for diversity across sectors, issues, areas of influence, age and culture. If you know someone who is trying to impact social change from their position in the corporate, government or community sector  and they want to make a difference with their  leadership, then encourage them to  apply for the Sydney Leadership 2013 program. Applications are open, deadline is next week.  Please contact Julie Ahern 02 9339 8093 to speak further.  Thanks Liz MORE >

Request about community of Airds (SL2012 Community of Interest)

Posted by Caroline Vu
6th September 2012

Dear SL community,

I'm one of the current SL2012 participants and writing on behalf of our Community of Interest group.  We've just embarked on our Community of Interest project and have chosen to look at the community of Airds.  MORE >

Wall of Hands Indigenous Literacy Appeal 2012

Posted by Jono McCauley
10th August 2012

Four years ago, my SL07 buddy Paul Knight introduced me to the Australian Literacy Numeracy Foundation to help them with some creative for their annual fundraising appeal. Along the way, we roped in another SL07 friend, Martin Paul, and that little campaign evolved into the Wall of Hands Indigenous Literacy Appeal.

So far we have raised over half a million dollars to support the ALNF in their work to close the Indigenous literacy gap - currently for every 5 Indigenous kids living in remote communities only one can read to the minimum NAPLAN standard. The funds have been used to open whole-of-community literacy programs in the Northern Territory communities of Tennant Creek, Mungkarta and Elliott. This year, we are hoping to raise another $300,000 which will help us continue these programs and open a new program in the community of Ali-Curung 350km north of Alice Springs.

Wouldn't it be great if we could harness the collective power and goodwill of the Sydney Leadership network to support this important work. You can learn more and make a donation at Or you can sponsor my personal wall at

Thank you,

Jono McCauley (SL07)

Article for Crikey on Racist Facebook pages

Posted by Tim Senior
10th August 2012

Hi All,


Thought you might be interested in this artilce I wrote for Croakey, the Crikey Health blog - there was an edited version in their daily e-mail, too.

I make the point that racism isn't harmless, it causes ill health.

Have a read - would be curious to hear your thoughts.





P.S. You'll also spot a relevant plug for another SLA Alumnus!

Show Us Your Woolloomooloo!

Posted by Justin Koonin
6th August 2012

Show Us Your Woolloomooloo is a community project which uses photography and dialogue to give locals a creative outlet to share a vision of their community.

Five Sydney Leadership 2011 graduates created Show Us Your Woolloomooloo as a means of connecting the suburb’s melting pot of community voices - including public housing residents, the homeless, home owners and local business people of different ages, genders, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Through the project, residents and workers across Woolloomooloo have been invited to tell a story about living and working in Woolloomooloo through the lens of a camera and later via a facilitated dialogue.

Approximately 20 participants representing a cross section of the community have been provided with digital cameras. Participants have been partnered with experienced photographers who are working with them to help them tell their stories in images. These stories will focus on what they most value about their community and also what they would like to change. MORE >

Looking for new board member with fundraising or marketing experience

Posted by Jacqui Phillips
4th July 2012

ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) is looking to recruit a volunteer board member with experience in fundraising or marketing.

The board meets monthly by phone and in person 1-2 times per annum. It is comprised of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous board members, including representatives from the ANTaR state branches, national NGOs and individual policy or other experts.

ANTaR is a national advocacy organisation for the rights and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We rely on fundraising income for the majority of our funding.

The ANTaR National Office is based in Sydney and has 5 staff.

Please contact National Director Jacqui Phillips for more information on 0423 773 395 or at

Can you recommend anyone for the new Intensive Leadership Program for Indigenous leaders? It's free for participants (just a nominal personal contribution required)

Posted by Bianca Havas
1st May 2012

Do you know any Indigenous Leaders who may want to apply for the new intensive leadership program that Social Leadership Australia and FaHCSIA are providing to emerging leaders free of charge?

I am working with Social Leadership Australia to assemble 30 Indigenous Leaders for the new Social Leadership Intensive for Indigenous leaders. It is a six day program, presented in two three-day blocks (18-20 July and 12-14 September) in Sydney, with accommodation, meals and interstate travel costs also provided. We only require a nominal personal contribution of $200 if your application is successful.

18 - 20 July & 12-14 September 2012

The 2012 Social Leadership Intensive is an invitation for Indigenous leaders from across Australia to realise their potential as leaders and to develop their skills to bring about lasting change on the issues that matter most - to them, to their organisation and to their communities.

An initiative of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), the program has been especially created for existing and emerging Indigenous leaders wherever they may be in Australia - in business, in government or in the community.

The Social Leadership Intensive will: MORE >

Emergence of the social purpose business - ACCSR conference

Posted by Rachael Vincent
16th February 2012

The keynote address at the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility conference in Melbourne on 15 February 2012 was all about the emergence of the social purpose business.

The speaker was Professor Dirk Matten, who holds the Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility and is a Professor of Strategy at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.

Read the full story on the ProBono website here:

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