Each year, up to 30 Pacific women Australia Awards scholars are selected to participate in the Women’s Developmental Leadership Program.
Through a range of offerings over 18 months, participants establish the foundations of developmental leadership, develop their own leadership style, and foster regional and country-based connections to drive lasting change. Alumni of the program continue to access bespoke support to exercise developmental leadership upon their return to the Pacific.
One-on-one issues-based and collective ontological coaching sessions give participants and alumni a safe space to strategically work through barriers holding them back from reaching their leadership potential.
Two week-long residential leadership intensives help participants build deep connections, learn from prominent Pacific and Australian leaders, and test understandings of, and approaches to, leadership in their own contexts.
Real Issue Challenges
By identifying and addressing real-life developmental issues in their own communities, countries and regions, participants test and embed leadership learning and skills. Opportunities to expand these efforts are available through the Leadership Fund.
Selected participants and alumni are supported to design, seek and secure work placements and internships in the Australia-Pacific that build skills, networks and readiness to take on take on leadership roles upon their return home.