Programs & Awards

Multicultural Leadership Program

Overview

Auspire – Australia Day Council WA’s Multicultural Leadership Program has been established in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Interests to support current and aspiring culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) leaders to further their leadership goals.

Developed in consultation with Auspire’s Multicultural Advisory Group, the Program will provide access to a variety of amazing networking opportunities, capacity-building forums, Aboriginal Culture and Awareness training, and other leadership development opportunities.

The 2024 Program is commencing in January and Auspire is pleased to provide 16 successful applicants the opportunity to participate via a fully funded scholarship.

Who is the program for?

This program is for current and aspiring culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) leaders. We welcome a diversity of people to apply from different cultures, ages, abilities and genders.

What are the benefits of the program?

As a participant you will have the opportunity to:

What is included in the program?

The program will consist of:
An introductory session and four (4) round-table sessions with Auspire’s Awards Alumni

  • Tues 16 January – Briefing Session Online – 12:30pm – 1:00pm
  • Wed 13 March – Introductory Workshop – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 8 May – Session 1 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 26 June – Session 2 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 14 August – Session 3 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 16 October – Session 4 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 20 November – End of Program Celebration – 6pm – 8pm

Invitations to Auspire’s Leadership Engagement events including:

  • Australian of the Year Awards (WA) Ceremony
  • Lunch with Leaders online sessions
  • Australia Day Launch
  • Inspiring Australians Leadership Breakfasts
  • Inspiring Australians Network sundowner events

Special invitation to Auspire’s Capacity Building Programs including:

  • Civics and Citizenship Workshop
  • Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop
  • Intercultural Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Note: Sessions will be offered during business hours, on evenings and weekends. Delivery of sessions, forums and events vary, however will mostly be at central Perth metropolitan locations. Participants will need to cover the cost of travel and transport.

What happens after the program?

Participants will receive a certificate of completion and will be kept up to date with future events and networking opportunities. Some may also be invited to become Auspire Ambassadors or join Auspire’s Multicultural Advisory Group.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • be a current or emerging community leader with a multicultural background
  • have an appropriate level of English language proficiency
  • participate in all aspects of the program including attendance at the introductory workshop, all four (4) round table sessions (see dates listed below) and at least three (3) other forums, events or networking opportunities listed
  • provide two referees who can verify your eligibility and suitability

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2024 program have now closed. To enquire about applications for 2025, please contact Jacqui Swingler at [email protected]

Key dates

Applications open  – Wednesday 11 October 2023
Applications close  – Saturday 11 November 2023
Applicants notified of outcome  – Wednesday 6 December 2023

Introductory workshop and 4 Round Table Sessions (exclusively for Leadership Program Group)

  • Tues 16 January – Briefing Session Online – 12:30pm – 1:00pm
  • Wed 13 March – Introductory Workshop – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 8 May – Session 1 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 26 June – Session 2 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 14 August – Session 3 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 16 October – Session 4 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 20 November – End of Program Celebration – 6pm – 8pm

Please note Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) and Auspire staff members are not eligible to apply for this program.

Applications for our 2024 Program have now closed. Successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 6 December 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Jacqui Swingler at [email protected] or call 0499 111 944.