Farewell to Liz Skelton

25 MARCH 2014

Liz Skelton, Principal Consultant and author

It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Liz Skelton will be leaving Social Leadership Australia at the end of next month. 

Liz has made an enormous contribution to SLA in her eight years with us but her decision to branch out and do something new is in many ways simply upholding what we always encourage others to do—to keep learning and challenging ourselves.
Liz began as Program Manager for our flagship Sydney Leadership program in 2005 at a time when Social Leadership Australia was just one program. Her great skills quickly saw her promoted to Senior Manager, Programs.

Liz went on to play a critical role in the development of the centre and its achievements.

She has been central to the development of our methodology and practice at SLA, in the growth of our impact at a systemic level across the business, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in the expansion of our thinking and outreach to new audiences. MORE >


Meet the faces of new leadership in 2014

27 February 2014 

Yesterday marked the beginning of our 16th flagship Sydney Leadership program. A new group of passionate and talented leaders from across Australia’s business, government and not-for-profit sectors have embarked on a year of life-changing learning and discovery together. The group of 25 is a mix of ambitious change-makers with diverse backgrounds and roles—all poised to make a real impact in our society.  

What is Sydney Leadership?

The Sydney Leadership program was launched in 1999 with a vision to create a cross-sector network of people with the skills and determination to help create a society that is strong, innovative, sustainable, inclusive and just. With an alumni now numbering over 500, this program is an important part of Social Leadership Australia’s purpose to create better leadership for a better Australia.  MORE >


Conference lights the way for collaborative leadership in Australia

Collective Impact 2014—Convene, Immerse, Learn

Sydney 25-26 February 2014


For the first time, Australians will hear directly from the leaders of Collective Impact initiatives which are producing dramatic results that improve people’s lives in the United States and Australia at a conference in Sydney tomorrow. 

Speakers will present compelling evidence on how this approach is getting better results for people and communities and saving money. MORE >


2013: The Year in Review

Leading Change. Changing Leaders.

As 2013 comes to an end and we reflect on the year that was, we are amazed by the amount of change we have seen—in us, in you—our friends and partners—and in the Australian leadership landscape. It has been a big year for Social Leadership Australia, launching a new brand, a new book, and many new programs and initiatives. We are excited to be experimenting where we can have impact and we want to thank you for believing in us and being a part of it. Read the full story. MORE >


Apply now for a Sydney Leadership 2014 Scholarship

Scholarships for NFP & Community leaders for Sydney Leadership 2014

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 been run by The Benevolent Society’s centre for leadership development, Social Leadership Australia, 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 Director. MORE >

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