Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Program

Milparanga is an open application program for people who are looking to increase their capacity to enact leadership in the context of where they live and work.

Participants will strengthen their ability to exercise ethical and value-based leadership that demonstrates an understanding of complexity, appreciation of diversity and the future implications of decision-making.

Learning intentions

  • Increasing awareness of self and others
  • Developing greater understanding and confidence to apply leadership behaviour, clear communication, governance and decision making
  • Opportunities to broaden perspectives and act for the greater good of communities, regions and organisations
  • Engaging in robust conversations that will honour existing skills and knowledge, as well as provoking thoughts and assumptions


  • Exposure to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts who have been challenging assumptions and shifting approaches for decades
  • Engage with mentors and coaches who will provide ongoing leadership support
  • Become a member of the alumni network of the ARLF

Graduates will join a network of over 300 Indigenous alumni who support each other as they continue to develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership capability.

Suitable candidates include those who are:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons, and
  • Are 21 years or older, and

Applicants can live in urban or major cities and must have a connection to and want to make a leadership contribution to rural, regional and remote Australia.

More information

The health and safety of our participants, employees and partners is our priority, so we have adapted elements of all our programs to accommodate the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Our most recent COVID-19 communication can be found here.

Please contact us for further information on 02 6281 0680 or email:

Grant Cameron – Program Manager

Naomi Jeffs – Program Coordinator

Thanks to the generous support of:

National Indigenous Australians Agency
Minderoo Foundation
Thyne Reid Foundation

It provides a space where like-minded people can come together to make a change in their community. I connected with everybody on the course, I learnt more about myself and I came away with a new family.

Laura Kingi, graduate 2017.