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.
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
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 >
Sydney Leadership is a once-a-year leadership development opportunity for motivated and high talent leaders from business, government and community - people who want to make a difference in their world.
Combining the powerful Harvard Adaptive Leadership approach with direct learning in 'real-world' community settings, Sydney Leadership offers a learning experience like no other in Australia. This is a turning point program that will change how you work forever in just eight months. Learn to:
- understand and generate change on stubborn, complex programs;
- manage conflict, motivate and engage others to start working differently;
- shift the status quo and drive innovation in unexpected ways;
- open doors to new partnerships and collaborate across organisational and sector boundaries. MORE >
Leaders in the community and not-for-profit sector are invited to apply for a scholarship to participate in one of Australia’s most highly regarded leadership development programs in 2014.
The Sydney Leadership program is an annual, eight-month program that brings together a group of 30 leaders and emerging leaders from across the business, government and not-for-profit sectors to develop their skills to lead change with positive social impact. The program, which has run since 1999, has a reputation for providing a powerful learning experience with both immediate and long lasting impacts. Selection for the program – and for the scholarships – is competitive, but anyone with a real interest is encouraged to apply.
“This is an invitation for people with both the desire and the potential to make a real difference in their work,” said Geoff Aigner, Director of Social Leadership Australia. MORE >
Social Leadership Australia—the leadership development centre at Australia’s first charity, The Benevolent Society— today announced $16,500 worth of scholarships for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander leaders to participate in the 2014 Sydney leadership program.
The Sydney Leadership 2014 scholarships will be awarded to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander leaders working in the NGO sector or in a significant community leadership role whose work, either directly or indirectly, is driving positive social change.
Sydney Leadership is an annual, eight-month program that brings together 30 leaders from the business, not-for-profit and government sectors. The program’s aim is to foster new leadership skills and a new determination to create positive social change.
Director of Social Leadership Australia, Geoff Aigner, said, “Sydney Leadership is building a coalition of people across Australian business, government and not-for-profit sectors with the skills and determination to make a lasting, positive impact in the community. These scholarships represent an opportunity for Indigenous Australian leaders, businesses and communities, to benefit from this powerful program.”MORE >
SVA Consulting Quarterly Sept issue on Measurement & Evaluation features an interview with Tris Lumley, from New Philanthropy Capital in the UK, who calls on non-profit leaders to hold to and measure against clear goals.
He says that leaders need to be brave and stand by their goals and not be swayed by funders.
"It is up to the chief executive or the boards to say, ‘We need to do this stuff because it’s right, because we’re here to do the best job we possibly can for the people we are trying to help.'...
"There needs to be more focus on the brave leaders who are going to push this forward, who will communicate failures and what they’ve learnt from them, or turn down funding because it takes them away from their theory of change."