What is WLI LeadershipConnect?

LeadershipConnect is a brand new, six-month, tailored program of online leadership learning, networking and support for all (male and female) Australia Awards scholars from the Pacific, commencing June 2020. It has been developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to inspire Pacific scholars to think and talk about the role of leadership, and to support them to connect with each other during these challenging times.

LeadershipConnect brings together a selection of the most popular content, guest speakers and other activities from WLI's prestigious Leadership and Mentoring program, allowing male and female Pacific scholars to build their leadership skills, knowledge and networks all from the comfort and safety of home. 

This program has been thought provoking. It challenges me to think differently and do things differently. I love this program because the content was relevant for me (and has) helped with my leadership skills.

WLI Alumni, 2019

 LeadershipConnect participants will have access to:

  • Fortnightly online Zoom leadership sessions, where they will learn some key leadership skills and concepts and be introduced to some exciting guest speakers (2 hours, Thursday afternoons, commencing 4 June). 
  • Fortnightly online "Reflection & Connection" sessions, where participants can check in with other participants and share their thoughts and ideas on leadership and life! (1 hour, Friday afternoons, commencing 12 June).
  • A dedicated Facebook Group for LeadershipConnect participants, with other participants and WLI staff, and access to key articles and information.
  • WLI's dedicated counselling service, to provide additional advice and support during these challenging times.

LeadershipConnect participants will also have access to all WLI Learning and Networking Events where they can join the discussion on key leadership issues in the Pacific, and hear from some of the region's best leaders, policymakers and practitioners. 

WLI LeadershipConnect is open to male and female Australia Awards scholars from the Pacific who have not previously participated in WLI's 18-month Leadership and Mentoring program.

Applications are closed for 2020.