Milparanga Established Leadership Program

Network with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from across Australia in a culturally safe place in the Milparanga Established Leadership Program. Join us for a unique First Nations leadership experience to build capability through challenging experiences that honour Indigenous knowledge systems, philosophies and cultural identity and create a support and learning network to drive systematic change.

Eligibility

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples aged 21 years and older with community or industry leadership experience

Commitment

10-day session plus travel to location

Investment

Participant contribution $220

Delivery mode & venue

Delivered face-to-face in a residential program setting in Australia

Dates

2025 dates to be confirmed

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Drive systemic change and join a network for Indigenous leaders

The Milparanga Established Leadership Program builds on your existing leadership capabilities through challenging experiences that honour Indigenous knowledge systems, philosophies and cultural identity. Create a support and learning network with your fellow Indigenous leaders to drive systemic change.

The program is designed to give a deeper understanding of cultural frameworks in the context of contemporary change, awareness of self and others, truth-telling, culture and inclusion. You’ll build the confidence to be an advocate for social and positive change at a at a local and national level.

Activities you’ll engage in on Milparanga Established

Hear stories from Indigenous leaders & engage in truth telling

Meet and workshop with Milparanga alumni

Visit culturally significant sites to learn about Indigenous history and legacies

Activities that will help you develop self-awareness and how to communicate with others

Challenging outdoor recreational components

Behavioural/personality profiling activities (Awareness of self and others)

Communications and advocacy skills training

Robust conversations that will honour existing skills and knowledge, as well as provoke thoughts and assumptions

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Frequently asked questions

Have a question that we haven’t answered below? Get in touch with our friendly team. We’re happy to help.

Yes, Milparanga is facilitated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and facilitators and the content is designed with a cultural lens.

No, all costs are covered by ARLF, if you need to use your own money for a cab from the airport to a hotel you will be reimbursed, this is clearly outlined in your contract.

Yes, you will receive an itemised packing list a few weeks out from coming on program, and we can assist with items you may not be able to get in your community.

We have first aid officers on the program to assist as your safety is paramount.

ARLF has a COVID response plan in place and will respond to get you home as quickly as possible.

We provide an immersive program experience therefore mobile phones may be removed for periods to enhance your engagement and experience. Mobile phone reception may not be available during some periods on the program. Your family will be provided with contact information in the case of an emergency and program facilitators will be notified.

We kindly ask that you do not share any information about program locations and activities on any social media platforms.

We ask that you make prior arrangements with your workplace and inform them that you will not be able to work during the period of the program.

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