Developing the confidence, capabilities and connections to successfully transition and thrive in leadership roles is critical to achieving tangible, long-term improvements in the social and economic outcomes experienced by First Peoples, their families and communities.
Often motivated more by aspiration than ambition, many First People possess the hallmarks of good leadership – purpose, resilience and humility. Yet First People are likely to face a number of unique challenges that must be anticipated, managed and ultimately leveraged in order to realise the purpose that drives their leadership aspiration.These include:
- Being expected to maintain the trust and confidence of, and advocate for, their community, while representing Government/Board policy decisions – often in a complex and contentious environment.
- Understanding the difference between formal and informal authority, and how and when to move between them.
- Being promoted through their careers to a range of specialist First People service/program roles, without the opportunities to broaden and mainstream their management, or leadership experience.
The program is delivered in a safe digital environment that encourages expression of thoughts and ideas. The program also provides a platform for First People leaders and managers to discuss and resolve the unique range of issues that they face.
In between group workshops, participants will be expected to complete their individual learning actions and self-directed learning through an electronic magazine. Participants are also expected to meet with a coach on Zoom for three coaching sessions.