Noel Pearson Oration on Leadership - 23rd November QLD State Library 6pm

Posted by Melisah Feeney
11th November 2015


"Preparing Youth People to be the Leaders of the Future"


 Stanley Place, South Brisbane

 6.00pm - 7.00pm
 (guests to be seated by 5.45pm)

 Refreshments to follow from 7.00pm
 on the Queensland Terrace

 Proceeds from the Oration will support the Young Transformers Program (YTP). This program aims to transform the lives of unemployed and at risk young people in South East Queensland through an intensive program of engagement, action, reflection and community service.


To register


SLA Alumni may be interested in these board positions...

Posted by Lauren Heyligers
1st August 2014

The Jane Goodall Institute is looking for a number of Board members - a Company Secretary, a Treasurer (CA or CPA qualified) and some other more general Director positions.

If you are interested, the recruitment kit and application form are on the JGIA website - http://www.janegoodall.org.au/board-member-recruitment/


Nominate someone for a Westpac Community Leaders Award. Hurry! Closes 15 August

Posted by Rachael Vincent
24th July 2014

This has got SLA Alumni written all over it!

With a focus on community impact and leadership, so many of our Alumni are ideal candidates for this award. We'd love to see one of you win! 

Visit the Westpac website for more information.

Who are they looking for? 

From the Westpac website: 

"Leaders who:

  • Demonstrate the social and financial impact of their organisation's activities
  • Demonstrate a sustainable vision for the future of the organisation that will have a positive impact on the broader community
  • Achieve a breakthrough innovation or change that makes things better or easier for the community
  • Take responsibility for decisions and actions, placing the community's interest upfront
  • Regularly exceed customer needs by delivering flexible, high quality and reliable services
  • At all times, act professionally, with honesty, consistency and impartiality, building trust and confidence in the community they serve."

Last year's winner in the category of leadership in a NFP organisation was Rachell Towart, CEO, Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre: 

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Invitation to launch of National Energy Efficiency Network

Posted by Lauren Heyligers
2nd July 2014

Gareth Johnston, SL Alumnus, would like to welcome Social Leadership Australia’s alumni and their colleagues to attend the launch of the National Energy Efficiency Network (NEEN) on Wednesday the 16th of July in Sydney.

RSVP online here for the Sydney, NSW launch event (details on the website):


Suggest a topic for our next Alumni Communities of Practice in Sydney and Brisbane

Posted by Julie Ahern
2nd April 2014

Big ideas need big spaces by stevie_flow CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 on Flickr

If you're planning to come to the next Alumni Community of Practice in Sydney on Tuesday 20th May and Brisbane on Thursday 22 May, we'd love to get your ideas about what topic you'd like us to explore.

Log in and have your say by posting a comment on this discussion.

The Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay

Posted by Tim Senior
3rd March 2014

I entered the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, aed nd much to my surprise, won first prize. The topic was Climate Change and Equity, and I wrote about the way we discuss climate change, and how this excludes those who are most affected by it. You can read it here http://inside.org.au/climate-change-and-equity-whose-language-is-it-anyway/ Have a read, I'd love to hear your thoughts, and feel free to spread it widely. It will be published with 5 of the other entries in an e-book in the future.

My Leadership Matters

Posted by Diana Qian
1st March 2014

I invite you to imagine people with disability being leaders in their own lives and in society. Here is an opportunity to make this vision into a reality. Please promote the My Leadership Matters program through your networks and encourage people with disability to consider participating in this leadership program. http://www.mychoicematters.org.au/become-leader.html

The Way Forward - a speech by Sydney Leadership 2013

Posted by Brenna Hobson
12th November 2013

The Way Forward - a speech by Sydney Leadership 2013

Spoken and published by Brenna Hobson on behalf of the Sydney Leadership 2013 graduates at the Sydney Leadership 2013 graduation ceremony

View the 2013 Sydney Graduate Directory Here

I’d like to acknowledge Gadigal People of the Eora nation, the custodians of the land on which we meet today.

I’d also like to thank everyone at Social Leadership Australia for what has been a big, inspiring, difficult eight months. Terri, Lauren, Lisa, Geoff, Julie, Diana, and Liz particular.

This speech has been largely crowd sourced so anything that you like probably came from someone else and I thank them, anything you don’t I take full responsibility for.  

So I’ve been asked to synthesise the thoughts of 25 pretty diverse people on exercising leadership, representing the values of Sydney Leadership 2013 and also providing a leadership intervention, with the words of the great American orators as inspiration, all in ten minutes. No worries mate, piece of cake. MORE >

Margaret Wheatley coming to Australia in November

Posted by Anonymous
21st October 2013

Margaret (Meg) Wheatley, world renown leader and author in the fields of community advocacy, leadership and organisation development will be in Australia in November, running three workshops:




Alumni Community of Practice

Posted by Lauren Heyligers
10th October 2013

Are you a Social Leadership Australia alumnus?

Join us for the next Community of Practice in your area.

Social Leadership Australia’s regular ‘Community of Practice’ evening events are a space for continued learning for our alumni.

All alumni are warmly encouraged to participate by bringing their issues and insights to the group, and engaging in a facilitated learning discussion with their peers.

Discussions work best when they focus on a particular adaptive challenge or issue an alumnus is grappling with, with real learning arising from working with ‘real-life’ situations.

The Community of Practice meetings are a way to generate new ideas to help you make progress in your leadership challenges, and of course they are a great opportunity to reconnect.

All alumni are sent regular invitations to these free events, so check your inbox, our program calendar, or get in touch with us today.


Not an alumnus but interested in getting involved?

Why not attend our next hot topic breakfast session where you can be introduced to Social Leadership Australia? Check out our yearly calendar to find the next breakfast being held near you.

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