Unlock your Leadership Potential with ‘Leading with Impact’, the Society’s New Leadership Program from the University of Notre Dame

Last year, the Society rolled out a new leadership program that was co-created with the University of Notre Dame.  

Leading with Impact is specifically designed for aspiring and current Regional and Central Council Presidents, as well as any interested member of the Society thinking about future leadership positions. It provides a unique opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to lead with purpose and impact from a Vincentian perspective. The course draws on the University’s vast experience in leadership development for Catholic organisations.   

Participants will gain formation and a deeper understanding of leadership theory, while also learning practical strategies and best practices for leading and managing service-orientated organisations. It is broken down into seven modules including:  

  • Formation 
  • Leadership and management 
  • Governance 
  • Financial reporting 
  • Counselling skills for leaders  
  • Supporting member and volunteer engagement  
  • Digital communication and security 

Starting in 2023, the first cohort was a pilot group consisting of member leaders from different Central Councils.  They have completed 4 of the 7 modules and we have received very positive feedback. 

We are planning to start with a new cohort in the second half of this year and are calling on expressions of interest from interested members. Participants can be current leaders, those who aspire to be in a leadership position, or those who demonstrate leadership skills but may not yet recognise themselves as a leader. Young Vincentians are encouraged to apply. 

The program is delivered in an in-person group setting at the Notre Dame campus in Broadway. Travel and accommodation are paid for by the Society. 

If interested, please contact Linda Paull linda.paull@vinnies.org.au to secure a place. 

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