Belinda Duarte
Melissa Stevens
Paul Briggs OAM
Lidia Thorpe
Ngarra Murray
Nathan Lovett-Murray
Janine Coombs
Professor Ian Anderson
Stephanie Armstrong
Trevor Pearce
Jody Barney
Steven Delaney
Daphne Yarram
Clayton Murray-Mitchell
Rueben Berg

Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership

Supporting achievement and vision for a stronger community

Introduction

The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership fosters leadership, providing exceptional people with the support they need to achieve their vision for their communities.

The Fellowship invests in recognised leaders and provides opportunities to emerging leaders within Victoria’s Indigenous communities. The value of the investment in building Indigenous leadership is to improve the economic as well as the social and emotional wellbeing of communities.

The Fellowship supports past, present and future Indigenous leaders who are committed to achieving positive change for Indigenous Victorians and strengthening links between all Australians.

Over the past 15 years we have appointed 4 Fellows, including 1 Senior Fellow, and 22 Emerging Leaders.

Activities

Over the last 12 months the Alumni have been organising Elders Gatherings and to date they have been held in Craigeburn, Ulupna, Wodonga and the Mornington Peninsula.  Further Gatherings have been planned for early 2019.

These have ranged from small to large but as one Elder said ‘it is not the amount of people participating it is about the yarning’.

The Fellowship has also been working with the Australian Communities Foundation and Woor-Dungin to assist an organisation to transition to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Led Philanthropic Fund which has now been established.  It has been named for country by prominent Wurundjeri Elder, Aunty Diane Kerr, Koondee Woonga-gat Toor-rong which means “to give jointly, to share together” in Woiwurrung language.

Latest News

‘Calling for Applications for the 2019 – 2020 Emerging Leaders’

Wednesday 24 July 2019

The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership fosters leadership, providing exceptional people with the support they need to achieve their vision for their communities by investing in recognised leaders and providing opportunities to emerging leaders within Victoria’s Indigenous communities.  The Fellowship supports past, present and future Indigenous leaders who are committed to achieving positive change for Indigenous Victorians and strengthening links between all Australians.

We are currently ‘Calling for Applications’ for Emerging Leaders for 2019.

The successful applicants will receive $30,000 over 12 months to each Emerging Leader to enable them to concentrate their efforts on personal and professional development and to focus on leadership in their community.

If you have the attributes of an Emerging Leader we encourage you to apply. Perhaps you know of someone?  If so, please pass on this information and support them in their application. Please also pass this onto your networks as they may know of someone who might be interested.

To find out more, and to read about and watch the experiences of the Alumni please refer to the pages on this website.

For further information: How to Apply

We want to hear why you think you are ready to be an Emerging Leader. Your application should include a brief outline of how you will demonstrate your leadership capability, and what impact you believe it will have on your community and the broader Victorian community.

All applications will be assessed by an independent selection panel and all applicants will be advised accordingly of the outcome.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Saturday 31st August 2019.

 

The Emerging Leaders 2017 – 2018

The films of the 2018 – 2019 Emerging Leaders will be added to the website at the end of the year, however, in the meantime check out the experiences and achievements of our 2017 – 2018 Emerging Leaders:

Catherine Coysh – Emerging Leader 2017 – 2018

Peter Aldenhoven – Emerging Leader 2017 – 2018

Kathryn Coff – Emerging Leader 2017 – 2018