The Menzies Foundation is calling on year 11 and 12 students across Australia to apply for our first ever Menzies Emerging Leader Program.

Liz Gilles, CEO, Menzies Foundation tells Dave all applicants  in year 11 or 12 (aged 15 to 17) at any Australian school are eleigible to apply however they have only a week to enter.

In partnership with the Ethics Centre, AIME and IMAGI-NATION {University}, the Menzies Foundation is pleased to launch this initiative for young Australians interested in building ethical leadership capability.

The Foundation is asking young Australians to record a short video of no more than 30 seconds with their response to our question: ‘Inequity – what does this mean to you?’

11 successful applicants will be selected to attend our first Menzies Emerging Leaders Program online workshop in October 2021 (with 5 hours of pre-workshop online sessions first). Each applicant will also receive $1,000 each, in support of their leadership journey. Entry is free.

To apply, you must be in year 11 or 12 (aged 15 to 17) at any Australian school and:
1.    Download the Hello World app: https://www.gethello.org
2.    On the home screen, you will see a button that takes you to the Menzies Emerging Leaders Program. Tap this and follow the instructions.
3.    Record your video response to our question ‘Inequity – what does this mean to you?’ Videos must be 30 seconds or less.
4.    Record a second video of 30 seconds or less about how you would plan to use the $1k funds to support your leadership journey.
5.    Upload an image that best represents inequity to you.
6.    Submit your application via the app by 10 August.

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Leaders from the Menzies Foundation, The Ethics Centre, AIME and IMAGI-NATION {University} will select the successful applicants, who will be notified in September.

This program is designed to support students’ deeper engagement with ethics and leadership as they begin their shift from school and into university and professional life. The collaboration will further explore how the Australian curriculum could better introduce students to ethical thinking and decision-making.

The program will hone participants’ skills in each of five foundational leadership domains – awareness, imagination, influence, courage and wisdom. Each provides opportunities for participants to identify their own leadership path, identify and activate their leadership purpose, connect them in with their core values and principles, and focus in on their abilities to share, inspire and communicate their leadership vision.

In its commitment to breaking down barriers for high potential leaders, the selection panel is particularly interested in receiving applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities or youth from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, and also remote and regional Australian teenagers.