ELGP Applications Closed for 2017 – Successful Applicants Invited to Accept a Scholarship

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Applications are now closed for the 2017 Emerging Leaders in Governance Program

Over 40 young professionals applied for  the 2017 Emerging Leaders in Governance Program.  We have selected and invited 20 to accept a place.

We were looking for applicants who have:

  • a strong interest in serving on a community board after the program.  So having an understanding of what causes/organisations you would like to serve and why is a plus!
  • a strong interest and deep commitment to volunteering in the past. Please show us what you have done to demonstrate your commitment to becoming a board director and serving your community.
  • a skill set/experience/network/team behaviours that is useful to a board.  Tell us why you would be a strong board director candidate. 
  • a commitment to give 110% to the program and alumni – be available to complete all aspects of the program and become a great ambassador for us. Are you a good learner, open to new ideas and people and implement what you learn?

2016 Annual Report – What have we achieved?

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It’s been a busy and successful 2016 as we held two well attended Unconventions and held our 4th Emerging Leaders in Governance Program.  In 2016, 100% of the participants graduated from the program and many have since taken on positions on Community boards.  Here’s a snapshot some of the boards they are now serving:

  • Frieda Orr – Board Director, Phoenix Support and Advocacy

  • Joshua Sacks – Committee Member, Bethany Services Review Committee

  • Elizabeth White – Board Trainee, Linkwest

  • Rachael West – Board Trainee, Southcare

  • Chloe Marshall – Board Trainee, Baptistcare

  • Adrian Gallo – Council of Governors, YMCA WA; Non-Executive Director, Hepatitis WA; Director, Mental Illness Fellowship of Western Australia

  • Claire Stokes – Board Director, Globe Town Project and Board Trainee, Rise

  • Amber-Rose Currie – Board Trainee, Southcare

  • Clementine Kohler – Board Director, Rotary Como International

  • Natasha McCarthy – Board Director and Treasurer, Adoption Research and Counseling Services; Board Director, Western Australian Youth Orchestras

  • Kim Hocking – Board Trainee, Swancare

Community Partners would have received the 2016 Annual report in the mail.   You can also access it online here.

Save the Dates – 2017 (Plus Call for Unconvention Event Partners)

Our two Unconventions for 2017 will be on the 14th March and the 15th August.  We have big exciting plans to grow these events in 2017 and are calling for event partners from the business, education, government and NFP sectors. 

Please find more information about becoming an Unconvention Event Partner here.

Community Partners will also be invited to the following dates for the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program:

  • ELGP Launch Breakfast – 8th February, 7 – 8.30am
  • ELGP Networking Evening – 29th March, 6 – 8.30pm
  • ELGP CEO/Board Directors Panel – 26th April, 6 – 8.30pm
  • ELGP Graduation – 17th May, 6-8.30pm

Find out more about becoming a Community Partner here.

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