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Engaging Young Leaders on Boards

The Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program was established to inject fresh new perspectives into aged care and community not-for-profit boards.

What is The Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program?

The Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program was established to inject fresh new perspectives into aged care and community not-for-profit boards to deal with the current and future challenges that face the sectors. The program is an initiative of Southcare in partnership with professional leadership facilitator Alicia Curtis and the support of over 42 community partner organisations.

The vision is to create a world class aged care and community sector underpinned by strong Board governance and leadership . Our mission it to facilitate age diversity on Aged Care and Community Boards to ommhisty oni of the program is to create a world class aged care and community sector underpinned by strong board governance and leadership which is young (includes directors under 40 years of age), diverse, intergenerational, collective and successive.

Why are young leaders important?

The aged care and community sectors are facing a wide range of challenges, including reduced funding, external competition, changing legislation, higher accreditation standards, new and diverse care needs and improved services and outcomes with unchanging resources. As a result, we require strong and effective leaders to succeed in these challenges.

Currently, only 12% of publicly listed board members are under the age of 40. This means the industry is lacking the new and different perspectives, solutions, networks, cultures and energy young leaders can bring to the boardroom. The Engaging Young Leaders program is searching for talented, diverse young people who have raw leadership quality and potential, business and professional excellence, an aptitude for innovation and the desire to make a unique difference in the community.

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