What a year 2023 has been so far, with the past month or so being particularly eventful, stressful and reflective.

The recent outcome of the Referendum reminds us of the strength and resilience that we all have within. But as we look back on this, it also reminds us that strong leadership and good governance are more important than they have ever been. 

For many, the Referendum result has awoken the leader within.  It has given them the drive to stand up to lead their families and communities.  Here at the AILC we believe that supporting the leadership development journey of First Nations people is valuable, and we will continue to do this important work into the future. 

When we think about resilience, we are reminded that it is the ability to adapt to difficult situations. And when we reflect on those situations, we can find the power to learn from them and move forward.

In the words of Winston Churchill “Success if not final, failure if not fatal:  It is the courage to continue that counts.”

During 2023 the AILC has supported over 200 learners to participate in accredited training. We have seen many more engage in our leadership, governance and mentoring workshops. There have been new partnerships established and we continue to work with many partners to support the leadership growth of their First Nations employees. 

With the end of the year just around the corner the AILC team is already getting ready for 2024.  Courses are being scheduled and agreements with clients old and new are being finalised.  Keep an eye on our website and social media pages to keep up to date with new learning opportunities.

If you want to know more about our services and what we can offer, contact us at [email protected]

And if you have a great leadership yarn that you’d like to share, let us know so that we can share your successes with our alumni, friends and followers. 

Robyn Forester, CEO AILC