Women’s Developmental Leadership Program applications open now until 30 November

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Applications to the 2024 WLI Women's Developmental Leadership Program are now open to current Pacific Australia Awards scholars who identify as women. The deadline to apply is 30 November 2023.

About the Women’s Developmental Leadership Program

Each year, up to 30 emerging Pacific women leaders are invited to participate in the Women’s Developmental Leadership Program.  

Through a range of offerings over 18 months (and beyond), the program develops the skills, confidence and connections of leaders to exercise developmental leadership for positive change upon their return home to the Pacific.

Participants take part in:

Participants can also take part in WLI Learning & Networking events and join the six-month online LeadershipConnect program with men and women Australia Awards scholars from the Pacific.  

[WDLP participants at their first residential leadership intensive at Outward Bound in Tharwa, ACT]

What happens after the program?

Alumni of the program continue to access support (including counselling), professional development opportunities (including access to workplace internships and the Leadership Fund) and alumni-only in-person events upon their return home to the Pacific.  

They also join the vast and global WLI network of men and women alumni, coaches, experts, and access live employment opportunities through the online WLI Leaders Hub.  

How can I make my application?

Before making your application, learn more about the Women’s Developmental Leadership Program and its participants and alumni, and read the application requirements and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

When you are ready, make your application by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button below.

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