ACCELERATE is a tailored leadership skills development programme. It is designed to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders working within the creative industries with the skills and networks to generate, take up and excel in leadership positions.
In its sixth successful year, ACCELERATE has been instrumental in discovering a pool of talent deep and wide in Indigenous culture as a new generation of leaders comes to the fore in Australia. This year, the selection panel has identified five more outstanding mid-career professionals ready to move in to senior leadership roles across the arts and creative industries.
The five particpants were announced at a celebration event on September 1 at Carriageworks. Following this and over three days, the participants undertook facilitated workshops that explored what leadership means in UK and Australian contexts, and discussed what it means to be a leader within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Participants will also gain practical leadership skills that will help them to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of their own personal leadership styles, outline sustainable and ambitious career pathways and identify the personal and professional obstacles to achieving them.
They will then particpate in the UK Programme which provides an opportunity for recipients to make international connections, to observe different leadership styles and structures and to gain broader insight into their own field and professional practice.