Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership
Supporting achievement and vision for a stronger community
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.
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation. You can support the Fellowship by making a donation through the ACF.
Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way?
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership along with Woor-Dungin presented Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way and respectful funding relationships in practice with philanthropy at the Philanthropy Australia National Conference in September 2016 as well as participating in a webinar hosted by Probono Australia and Philanthropy Australia in February 2017.
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership has chosen to capture the wisdom and experience of contributors in a document which distils and shares the key learnings, advice and insights that emerged from the Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way? events. Click on the following to read more:
“The most important thing is … acknowledging the land where you live, the people in your community, and if you have Aboriginal community organisations or Aboriginal people who are leaders, or who work in that space, whether you have them in your organisations – and I would encourage you to employ Aboriginal people – because they give an insight into not only building their capacity, but enriching your organisation’s life, because you have someone there who has wonderful life stories and skills that will absolutely prove an asset. The first thing is that you make sure you connect with people relevant to your communities.” – Daphne Yarram – Fellow 2006-2011
‘Calling for Applications for Two Emerging Leaders for 2018’
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 two Emerging Leaders for 2018.
Each successful applicant will receive $30,000 over 12 months 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 individual pages on this website.
To apply go to the ‘How to apply’ section.
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 5.00 pm on Friday 31st August 2018.
The successful Emerging Leaders will be announced at a function in October 2018.
Jody Barney is a Murri woman from Urangan (near Hervey Bay) with kinship to Fraser Island Birri-Gubba and the Gurangi people of Barcaldine. For the last 25 years, Jody has been in Victoria where she...
Karen Milward is a Yorta Yorta woman who was born and raised in Melbourne. She has developed extensive networks within the Victorian Indigenous community and Indigenous communities nationally as well...
Steven Delaney is a Kamilaroi man from north-western New South Wales and lower Queensland. Steven works part-time as the Local Aboriginal Justice Worker with the Dandenong District Aborigines...
Paul Briggs OAM
Paul Briggs OAM has a wealth of experience across a vast range of sectors in Aboriginal community development. In addition to being the founding Chairman of the Victorian Aboriginal Community...