SEVERAL local residents are preparing to graduate from this year’s Emerging Leaders in Governance Program.
The program is designed to increase age diversity on not-for-profit governance boards and involves workshops, site visits, mentor sessions, board observations, group work and networking opportunities.
Program co-founder Nicky Howe said the average age of a director on a not-for-profit board was 55.
“Any young professional who wants to become a board director and contribute their skills and knowledge to an aged care or community services board should consider applying for the program,” she said.
Kerry Bloxham, Lauren Brazier, Amy Hallam and Amanda Macnamara said the program had highlighted the importance young people could play in positively contributing to board diversity.
“It has provided us with the tools necessary to become an effective board member and make a positive difference to the community,” they said.
Contact program facilitator Alicia Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 565 338 or visit www.youngleadersonboards.com.au.