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

We are pleased to announce the rollout of a new leadership program that has been co-created with the University of Notre Dame.

This program 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.

The program will be delivered in person at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney and is broken down into seven face-to-face modules of 6-7 hours each that explore:

  • Formation, which focuses on Catholic Social Teaching and encourages participants to make connections between the experiences of poverty, disadvantage and marginalisation that they encounter in their everyday work and the unjust structures that contribute to inequality and exclusion.
  • Leadership and management, which explores contemporary business leadership and management practice in the context of Catholic leadership.
  • Governance, which explores principles of governance and regulation particularly as it applies to not-for-profit organisations.
  • Financial reporting, which helps participants develop applicable finance, accounting and business skills.
  • Counselling skills for leaders, which provides participants with skills to enhance relationships and improve our capacity to serve the poor and marginalised with compassion, respect and empathy.
  • Supporting member and volunteer engagement, which addresses factors that help sustain volunteer engagement.
  • Digital communication and security, which provides the knowledge and skills to effectively communicate and collaborate in a digital environment while also keeping sensitive information secure.

We are currently looking for the first cohort of participants.

These will be delivered at Notre Dame, Broadway on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April for the initial sessions, with a follow-up session to be held on the 16th June. 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.

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

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