In exciting news for the local homelessness sector, the inaugural Australian Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness is taking place in Adelaide this November.
Led by Canada-based academic, social justice advocate and ‘edutainer’ Iain De Jong, in partnership with the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness, the academy is renowned internationally for developing leadership capabilities in individuals working to end homelessness.
The intensive three-day academy is designed to equip leaders with a better understanding of their individual leadership style, while also exploring principles, practices and models to help them guide their organisation and the wider sector. It also gives participants opportunities to create new networks and collaborations across Australia.
The program is intended for anyone that plays a role in leading their organisation’s or community’s work in ending homelessness, including
- Individuals in the not-for-profit homelessness, community-housing sectors, who lead teams, including operations, projects, policy and research.
- Individuals in related sectors, including health, justice, corrections, government and academia.
- Individuals who aspire to improve their organisation’s culture, operations and performance.
- Individuals who have leadership aspirations.
- People who believe that vision-led leadership is transformative and ending homelessness in Australia is achievable.
Mr De Jong is OrgCode Consulting’s President and CEO, and founded the Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness in 2015. He has almost 30 years’ experience responding to homelessness in leadership positions across the non-profit, government and private sectors. He is recognised as an industry leader for his work with reorganising shelters and street outreach programs, as well as his leadership development and coaching.
Since its establishment, the Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness has been empowering participants to make a significant impact in their communities. More than 800 leaders in Canada and the United States have taken part and over 90 per cent of them reported the program has made a difference in their progress in preventing, reducing and ending homelessness.
The inaugural Australian Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness will be held at the Rydges Adelaide from November 13 to 16.
To find out more and to register for the academy, visit www.aaeh.org.au/leadership-academy