Alumni Profile: Michelle Deshong

We sit down and have a yarn with Michelle Deshong - AILC alumnus and former AILC board member. Michelle is an academic, business woman and strong voice for Indigenous women's empowerment. Read more

CEO Update May 2021

Updates and reflections from AILC CEO, Robyn Forester. This month Robyn turns her attention to great Aboriginal women leaders for inspiration. Read more

Kimberley Women's Roundtable

"It is time to amplify our voices … we are the matriarchs of our families and communities and we need to be determining what our future looks like," Kimberly Aboriginal Women's Roundtable participants. Read more

Gala Dinner 2021

Announcing the date for the AILC 20 year anniversary gala dinner to be held in Canberra: Saturday, 14 August 2021. Read more

Future Leaders Program

The Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre is working with the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) and mining company South32 to launch a program designed to enable and empower the next generation of leaders on Groote Eylandt. Read more

CEO Update February 2021

I'm so grateful 2021 has started!   Whilst 2020 taught us a lot, it was a tough year for many.  However, we did learn to be resilient, resourceful, patient and grateful. Read more

CEO Update December 2020

Here we are the last newsletter of the year and what a year it has been.  Who’d have thought that 2020 would have brought us drought, fires and an international pandemic.  When the Doc told Marty, “Whatever happens don’t ever go to 2020”, he obviously knew something we didn’t! Read more

End of Course Celebrations

“A good leader listens first and then talks – and it’s about talking from your experience, passion, from your Elders and your pride as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person.” Olympian Patrick Johnson delivers good advice to our 2020 course graduates. Read more

Custom-made leadership workshops

AILC can deliver tailored leadership workshops for organisations, anywhere in Australia. This year AILC has provided training for groups in Thursday Island, Wadeye, Cairns and Darwin. Read more

Leadership Workouts

In this month's Leadership Workout we explore Dadirri- the practice of deep listening. Read more

2020 Reflections

Cath Brokenborough, AILC board chair reflects on a very challenging year. Read more

Alumni Profile: Lynette Dewis

Lynette completed her leadership course with the AILC in 2012. Since that time, Lynette has remained in touch with others in her group and she is now a member of the AILC Alumni Committee. Read more

CEO Update October 2020

Here we are at the end of the tenth month of the year; a year that many of us would like to be over now! CEO, Robyn Forester, reflects on the multiple election campaigns underway in Australia and the US. What can we learn about leadership from these campaigns and the electoral contenders? Read more

CEO Update September 2020

Reflections on a 'sporty' month. We've all been enjoying reminiscing about the great Cathy Freeman and her history-making win at the 2000 Sydney Olympics 20 years ago. We've also been shaking our heads at the very poor decisions by Netball Australia and the Brisbane Firebirds. Read more

Alumni Profile: Gordon Cole

"One of the things that I enjoy most about my work is seeing people and communities thrive to be the best they can be to maximise their untapped potential", says NAIDOC Business Award winner and AILC alumnus, Gordon Cole. Read more

Leadership Workouts

Are you able to maintain a level of composure in a hostile environment, or in one where a critical decision needs to be made? In this month's Leadership Workout AILC trainer Timmy Duggan takes us through the "Balcony View" approach to decision making. Read more

Alumni Profile: Attika Edgar

Attika Edgar is a Karajarri/Yawuru woman from Broome. She completed her Certificate IV in Business Governance with the AILC in 2017 in Darwin, NT and shares some of her story in an interview with AILC. Read more

Leadership Workouts

In this activity, provided by AILC trainer Clinton Scott-Knight, we explore our responses to challenging situations. Are you in a 'drama triangle' and stuck in 'below-the-line thinking? There is a way out. Read more

CEO Update August 2020

This has been a big year and as we spring into September I can’t believe how fast it is going by. For many or us we are adjusting to the new normal of Zooms, Microsoft Teams and Facebook Lives.  It’s nice being able to still connect with each other. Read more

Comings and goings

As we say goodbye to Jayden, we say hello to Charlie. Read more

Webinar Wednesdays a hit

Our monthly Webinar Wednesdays are hitting the mark. With guest presenters each month, participants are enjoying hearing their different stories of leadership, struggle and success! In this article we re-cap this month's Webinar with Melissa Drummond-Anderson and preview next month's featuring Benny Eggmolesse. Read more