The Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program was established to inject fresh new perspectives onto aged care and community not for profit Boards to deal with the current and future challenges that face the industry.

The program is an initiative of Southcare Inc in partnership with professional Leadership Facilitator Alicia Curtis and the support of over 33 community partner organisations.

The Program consists of a leadership training course for Young Professionals (from January to May each year); and an Unconvention (workshop) series for Senior Executives of the Community Partner organisations that support the program. You can visit the program’s website here, read our latest blogs about it here and learn about the difference this program makes for its participants here.

For Young Professionals/Leaders Entry to the program is by competitive application for young professionals (under 40 years) who are keen to develop their leadership and Community Board aspirations. Applications open in October each year. Many of the Young Leaders who have participated in this program have since accepted Board internships or full Board positions.
To Be a Community Partner We are looking for organisations to join our coalition of over 25 Community Partners who support this program. There are many ways to contribute and make the social change we need to secure the future. To get more information about being a Community Partner, email Nicky Howe, CEO Southcare at

The Program runs annually.

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