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ELGP welcomes everyone. Board diversity needs to include people with disability.

Since the inception of the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program (EYLACCB) we have championed diversity in all its forms on boards. Every year, when applications open for the annual Emerging Leaders in Governance program (ELGP) it’s an opportunity to encourage those from diverse backgrounds with community board aspirations to apply. […]

Stakeholder engagement: a quick guide for community boards

Carly West, Bindi Shah, Karess Dias and Aman Singh When thinking about stakeholder engagement, are you able to identify the difference between the role of the board and that of management? Do you have a board framework for thinking about stakeholder engagement in a strategic manner? Are you able to ask the right questions in […]

Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards (EYLACCB) Annual Report 2018

It is with great pleasure that we are able to post our EYLACCB Annual Report for 2018. We are delighted with the success of the program this year and acknowledge that this success is due to the leadership, commitment and contribution our Community Partners and supporters who provide both financial and in-kind support throughout the […]

CONGRATULATIONS! To the 2018 Winners and Finalists of the Difference Maker Diversity Awards

Over 45 people attended the State of the Nation event which celebrates the achievements of the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program and winners of the Difference Maker Diversity Awards which recognises one person and one organisation who are championing diversity on boards. On behalf of Community Vision, Greg Martin Chair – […]

CONGRATULATIONS! To all the Finalists and Nominees of the Difference Maker Diversity Awards

What are Difference Maker Diversity Awards? Our Difference Maker Diversity Awards is a State award that looks for and recognises a board and individual director in the WA Not for Profit sector who are really seeking to engage with people who bring a different perspective. The Difference Maker Diversity Awards highlight those who have taken […]

Five Reasons to Nominate for the 2018 Difference Maker Diversity Awards

I was speaking with a colleague the other day about the Difference Maker Diversity Awards, she said that she was a bit too busy to stop and think about this award opportunity.  I was thinking that whilst I understand we are all busy, I also thought how we don’t do ourselves any favours when we […]

Top 20 Insights from the April Unconvention on Strategy and Design

About me! Penelope Wakefield Graduated from the program in 2016 Currently Governance Manager and Company Secretary at Therapy Focus, studying a post-graduate diploma in applied Corporate Governance, championing age diversity as a President of a local Soroptimist club, and a member of the Emerging Leaders in Governance Alumni Committee. Passionate about governance, diversity, and social […]

Why are the Difference Maker Diversity Awards Important?

In 2017 we established the Difference Maker Diversity Awards as a key strategy to acknowledge people who were champing diversity on boards. I remember at the time being asked why it was important. This question gave me the occasion to explain why I think awards like this are so vital in supporting change. Our world […]

Natasha McCarthy: The Learning Journey of Serving on Boards

Who is Natasha McCarthy? Natasha McCarthy is a Financial Advisory Director at PwC and graduated from the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program (ELGP) in 2016. This program is one of three elements of the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards Program. The programs mission is to facilitate aged diversity on aged care […]

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 […]

Jackson McDonald

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 […]

Therapy Focus

Therapy Focus is one of Australia’s leading professional therapy providers. Based in Perth, we provide services throughout Western Australia and the Indian Ocean Territories. Therapy Focus was outsourced from government in 1998 and established as a community based not-for-profit. The initial Board was a group of committed professionals who all had links with therapy, disabilities, […]