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2021 ELGP Spring Participants revealed

In our ninth year of the program, we are delighted to reveal the participants of the 2021 Emerging Leaders in Governance program (ELGP) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This incredible cohort joins the ELGP family with support from the Department of the Prime Minister and […]

Introducing our new Coaches for the Spring Program

We are excited to announce two coaches, Brooke O’Donnell and Grace Mugabe, who will be joining us for the ELGP Spring program for young women who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.  They will play an important support role during the program for participants.  Find out […]

Board member training scholarships now available for women who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ASTI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to undertake the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program, powered by Southcare.  Applications are now open for 20 women aged under 40 from ASTI and CALD backgrounds who want to contribute positively to the aged care and community services sectors.  Southcare Chief Executive Officer Dr Nicky Howe said the scholarships would offer participants a life-changing opportunity to learn about board governance, the not-for-profit sector […]

Congratulations to the ELGP 2021 Graduates!

On May 5th, we congratulated the ELGP graduates of 2021 at a beautiful Graduation ceremony.  Please find below their video snapshots of the program.  Our young emerging leaders have also worked very hard to create four exceptional projects that will be added to the online resource toolkit. Please refer to the links below to download […]

2021 ELGP Participants revealed

In our ninth year of the program, we are delighted to reveal the participants of the 2021 Emerging Leaders in Governance program (ELGP). Many of these participants are provided with scholarships to attend the program due to the funding provided by Community Partners. As you’ll read below, this group has exceptional professional skills and a […]

Annual Report Released: Our Achievements for 2020

Many thanks to our supportive Community Partners who make our Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards (EYLACCB) program a reality, we are proud to share the program’s achievements for this year in our latest 2020 Annual Report. We acknowledge that the success of EYLACCB 2020 is due to the commitment and contribution from our Community Partners and supporters. This has been […]

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. […]

Congratulations to the ELGP 2020 Graduates!

Last week, we congratulated the ELGP graduates of 2020 with our first ever virtual graduation.  Unsurprisingly, it has been a very unique ELGP experience this year.  We were fortunate that participants got to start their program as normal, with their breakfast launch, site visits and weekend retreat all occurring in person.  However, participants were challenged […]

2020 ELGP Participants revealed

In our eighth year of the program, we are delighted to reveal the participants of the 2020 Emerging Leaders in Governance program. Many of these participants are provided with scholarships to attend the program due to the funding provided by Community Partners. As you’ll read below, this group has exceptional professional skills and a keen […]

Is a merger right for my board? A guide for not-for-profit boards considering mergers and other forms of collaborations

Everyone is talking about mergers …but is a merger right for my not-for-profit board? If you have ever considered this question – your board is certainly not alone. Close to a third of Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) Board Directors have discussed a merger as a potential form of collaboration at some point in the organisation’s history. […]

How can boards lead beyond the boardroom? The concept of board members as brand ambassadors

The landscape in the not-for-profit sector is changing and so, too, must the way we think about what leadership means in the twenty-first century. Boards now face a future that looks nothing like the past – the rapid growth of technology now means that now must consider different approaches for thinking about the role directors […]

How is aged care in Australia changing? Employment diversity in the aged care sector

  The concern for many aged care providers today is how to cater their services towards a growing aged care population, while ensuring that the workforce is able to support both present and future demand. As the number of people aged 85 and over is expected to be five times larger by 2051, this creates […]