The Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards Program develops young leaders (under 40 years) and creates opportunities for them to succeed on Boards of Governance in the aged care and community sector.
Our mission is to create a world class aged care and community sector underpinned by strong Board governance and leadership which is young (includes Directors under 40 years of age), diverse, intergenerational, collective and successive.
Now in its 4th year, the signature Emerging Leaders Governance Program (ELGP) accepts 20 young leaders onto its competitive program each year. Intensive leadership training, structured events, and learning and development opportunities sponsored by Community Partners (partnering organisations) and an Alumni Network, equip Program graduates with the knowledge, experience¸ networks and support to accept their first Board position or Board Traineeship.
In March 2016, 40% of ELGP graduates have secured Board positions; and 21% are completing Board Traineeships in aged care, health, mental health, disability, drug and alcohol, education, training and peak body groups.
As well as Board success, the Program is creating new opportunities for young people to volunteer their professional skills in the community sector and is enhancing collective governance, leadership and entrepreneurialism. The Program is also generating an extensive collection of resources and research on leadership and governance, available in the Resource Toolkit.
The Program is an initiative of Southcare Inc and supported by over 34 community, aged care, private and government organisations (Community Partners). Southcare manages the Emerging Leaders Governance Program, events and all financial and administration business associated with the Program.
Read our latest Annual Report here.
What No One Tells You about Young Leaders on Boards (Annual Report Released)
When we commenced the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program in 2013 there were a number of assessments about why young leaders couldn’t be directors on Aged Care and Community Boards. These assessments included how they had no experience, how they may be unreliable and why they weren’t interested in aged […]
ELGP Applications Now Open
We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the next Emerging Leaders in Governance program (Feb – May 2018). Please circulate this to your networks. The application form can be accessed here. Please ensure you have read the Program Prospectus before applying. Applications are open until the 20th December 2017. […]
Simon Moen (Partner), Elizabeth Tylich (Partner), Alana Schwartz (Associate) and Bianca McGoldrick (Special Counsel). Jackson McDonald is proud to join as a Community Partner of the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program. As a Western Australian firm, Jackson McDonald has a long and proud history of actively engaging in the community […]
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