Project Summary:

This project seeks to evaluate the implementation of a pilot ‘Community of Intergenerational Leadership’ program, as well as an Indigenous Leadership and Mentoring Community of Practice. LeadershipFIT have supported emerging leaders to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, organisations and communities. They have observed how the intergenerational transfer of leadership knowledge, wisdom and practices can further improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, having them more actively involved in the process of co-designed and co-led decision-making within their families, organisations and communities.

“Our project focuses on advancing the leadership aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young peoples through Indigenous-led intergenerational knowledge translation mechanisms. Our pilot sites, a small number of Community Controlled Health Organisations across Queensland, will be ‘lighthouses’ for the hopes, aspirations and legacies of Senior Leaders and Elders, to leave a rich leadership heritage to younger generations who will then pass on further leadership wisdom and knowledge to other generations to follow.”

– Eddie and Suzanne Watkin, Founders and Project Leads

Acknowledgement of Country

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