Misha is a Yuin woman born in Nowra and from the Jerrinja community in Culburra, NSW.

She completed the AILC's Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership in Brisbane, 2018, and currently works with Indigenous Business Australia as a Support Officer.   A role she has enjoyed for 3.5 years. 

Misha took some time out of her busy life to answer a few questions about her experience of the AILC Cert IV Leadership course.  Here's what she had to say...

AILC: What has completing the course done for you and your career?

Misha: The course has given me the skills and confidence to seek out leadership roles within my team.  My new confidence is getting me great feedback from management during my yearly Performance Assessment discussions.  I also think the course has given me the motivation to speak up when I have valuable input on our team projects. I've also had the confidence to seek out a mentor relationship with senior Indigenous colleagues within the organisation.  I'm pleased to have this support as I move up in my career.


Misha on graduation day, Brisbane 2018

AILC: What was the thing you most valued about the course?

Misha: I valued the culturally appropriate space to learn in. The people I met in the course (both the participants and AILC staff) were incredible and I truly valued the sharing of each of our stories and how much we wanted to lift our mob up and create a better life for ourselves and our communities. It’s unlike any course I’ve ever done before.

AILC: Would you recommend doing an AILC course to others?  

Misha: Definitely! I would 100% recommend this course and AILC to others. The way AILC has set up the delivery of the course and the trainer I had during my course proves that cultural sensitivity and appropriateness is very important to them. The course material is relevant to mob, delivered in a way that supports the participant, no matter what background they come from. My trainer, Clinton Scott-Knight, was incredible. He was patient but also challenged me to push myself outside my comfort zone which I truly appreciated.

Thank you Misha.  If you would like to learn more about the AILC's Certificate IV in Leadership, complete an enquiry form, or give our office a call (02) 6251 5770.

Misha created the beautiful artwork used in the header image of this post and in the AILC e-newsletter, The Leader.  

"This painting represents my family - siblings, parents, nieces and nephews and how we are all connected.  They are the reason why I want to be a future Indigenous leader" Misha said.