National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Program

Come walk in the footsteps of remarkable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders. Honour their story to support your leadership aspirations.

Applications are CLOSED for this program.

About NATSILP

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Program (NATSILP) develops and prepares Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to engage in powerful and different conversations. The program aims to support Indigenous leaders across Australia to:

  1. Grow as an individual
  2. Develop their leadership capabilities, including governance and decision making
  3. Co-create robust conversations for powerful shifts across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander landscape
  4. Broaden their perspectives and act together for the greater good.

What and how

You will walk in the footsteps of remarkable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders. You will learn from their stories and each other, to support your leadership aspirations.

Youwill:

  • be exposed to expert Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners who have been challenging assumptions and shifting approaches in this space for decades
  • engage in robust conversations that will honour your existing skills and knowledge, as well as provoke your thoughts and assumptions
  • engage with mentors/coaches/critical friends for at least a six-month period. The mentors will be part of the facilitation team that will support you through this exciting leadership program.

There are four NATSILP programs being delivered in 2017 in two different models.

MODEL ONE

11 day, one session program that will be offered in two different regional locations

  • Program 1 – 1 May to 11 May
  • Program 4 – 21 August to 31 August

MODEL TWO

12 day, two session program that will also be offered in two different regional locations, with both programs coming together in Canberra for the final six-day session

  • Program 2
    • Session 1 – regional location from 21 May to 26 May
    • Session 2 – Canberra from September 10 to 16 September
  • Program 3
    • Session 1 – regional location from 18 June to 23 June
    • Session 2 – Canberra from September 10 to 16 September

Who should apply

You should apply if you:

  • are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • are 21 years or older
  • have a connection and interest in rural and regional Australia.

Applications are CLOSED for this program.

NATSILP is an open enrolment free service. This includes the leaders’ program, all accommodation, meals, on course travel, and equipment. Participants may be responsible for a small component of their travel to and from major transport services.

NATSILP is delivered by us, the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. This initiative is supported/funded by the Australian Government.

More information

For more information call Scott Gorringe on 0427 022 139 or Naomi Browne on 02 6281 0680.