Emerging Indigenous Executive Leaders Program

Cultivating the next generation of future, senior Indigenous business leaders

Together with private and public organisations across Australia, Elevate RAP has collaborated with the prestigious Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), to offer a ground-breaking opportunity that will cultivate the next generation of Indigenous business leaders.

The Emerging Indigenous Executive Leaders Program (EIELP) focusses on developing executive-ready Indigenous future leaders.

Key Outcomes

  • Deepen cultural awareness & identity in the context of business leadership
  • Discuss challenges & opportunities facing future Indigenous leaders
  • Develop strategic leadership capabilities
  • Build a strategy and innovation toolkit to implement change within your organisation
  • Create strategy and innovation as vitally linked activities
  • Develop & implement a strategic action learning project to impact change in your organisation
  • Build a strong network of fellow leaders across the business community
  • Receive coaching and personal development planning
  • Plan and navigate change initiatives
  • Use story telling to convey purpose and motivate
  • Use physical and vocal presence to create desired impact
  • Staying present and communicating in the moment
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How to Apply

For further information or to register your interest so that you can be advised of confirmed dates and locations when available, please contact Eva Freedman, Learning Experience Director, AGSM @ UNSW Business School on enquiries@agsm.edu.au. To apply, download the application form below.

Apply now

Program Experience

The program consists of 5 modules spanning 12 days throughout the year. It offers a variety of learning experiences including experiential learning in Sydney, an additional location (TBA), digitised and classroom learning.

The EIELP 5 x Learning Modules are outlined below with in-class program hours approximately 9am-5pm. This includes course work, coaching and mentoring in between modules as well as pre and post program assessments.

The presentation of a strategic challenge project will be in Module 5. Approximately 1 hour per week of program work, including reading and project work, will be required in between modules.

  • Module 1: Leadership, Culture, and Identity (Sydney)
  • Module 2: Strategic Leadership, Innovation and Decision Making (Virtual Learning)
  • Module 3: Strategy and Innovation (Sydney)
  • Module 4: Personal Effectiveness, Resilience and Managing Change (Location TBA)
  • Module 5: Communicating with Influence, Final Presentations and Graduation (Sydney)

Who Should Attend?

The EIELP is designed to provide executive level leadership development to high performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander managers. Participants are typically in established management roles and may have been identified as possessing senior level potential. For many organisations this represents their middle to senior management strata. Applicants who fulfil the following criteria should apply:

  • Must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and identify as such
  • Employed as Manager or Senior Manager in an organisation with a Reconciliation Action Plan or an organisation with a demonstrated commitment to advancing Indigenous affairs or
  • Employed as Manager or Senior Manager and sponsored by an Elevate RAP organisation
  • Must be available to attend all modules.

Key Presenters

Professor Mark Rose

Program Director

The EIELP’s Academic Director and Expert Facilitator is Professor Mark Rose PhD M.Ed.Admin. B.A. DipT. Since

January 2020, Professor Rose is Deakin University’s first Pro Vice Chancellor for Indigenous strategy and is traditionally linked to the Gunditjmara Nation of western Victoria.

With a 30 year career in education, Mark has contributed to a broad range of educational settings within the state, nationally and internationally. As the former principal of Koorie Open Door Education (KODE), Mark has been an active member of VAEAI, is fully supportive of Community driven education and has consulted regularly with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations both nationally and internationally.

How to Apply

For further information or to register your interest so that you can be advised of confirmed dates and locations when available, please contact Eva Freedman, Learning Experience Director, AGSM @ UNSW Business School on enquiries@agsm.edu.au. To apply, download the application form below.

Apply now

Program Experience

The program consists of 5 modules spanning 12 days throughout the year. It offers a variety of learning experiences including experiential learning in Sydney, an additional location (TBA), digitised and classroom learning.

The EIELP 5 x Learning Modules are outlined below with in-class program hours approximately 9am-5pm. This includes course work, coaching and mentoring in between modules as well as pre and post program assessments.

The presentation of a strategic challenge project will be in Module 5. Approximately 1 hour per week of program work, including reading and project work, will be required in between modules.

  • Module 1: Leadership, Culture, and Identity (Sydney)
  • Module 2: Strategic Leadership, Innovation and Decision Making (Virtual Learning)
  • Module 3: Strategy and Innovation (Sydney)
  • Module 4: Personal Effectiveness, Resilience and Managing Change (Location TBA)
  • Module 5: Communicating with Influence, Final Presentations and Graduation (Sydney)

Who Should Attend?

The EIELP is designed to provide executive level leadership development to high performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander managers. Participants are typically in established management roles and may have been identified as possessing senior level potential. For many organisations this represents their middle to senior management strata. Applicants who fulfil the following criteria should apply:

  • Must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and identify as such
  • Employed as Manager or Senior Manager in an organisation with a Reconciliation Action Plan or an organisation with a demonstrated commitment to advancing Indigenous affairs or
  • Employed as Manager or Senior Manager and sponsored by an Elevate RAP organisation
  • Must be available to attend all modules.

Key Presenters

Professor Mark Rose – Program Director

The EIELP’s Academic Director and Expert Facilitator is Professor Mark Rose PhD M.Ed.Admin. B.A. DipT. Since

January 2020, Professor Rose is Deakin University’s first Pro Vice Chancellor for Indigenous strategy and is traditionally linked to the Gunditjmara Nation of western Victoria.

With a 30 year career in education, Mark has contributed to a broad range of educational settings within the state, nationally and internationally. As the former principal of Koorie Open Door Education (KODE), Mark has been an active member of VAEAI, is fully supportive of Community driven education and has consulted regularly with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations both nationally and internationally.