Queenslanders with disability invited to apply for 2023 QDN Emerging Leaders program

Participation and leadership for all people of all abilities is the focus of QDN’s Emerging Leaders program, with applications for the 2023 program now open.

QDN Chairperson Dr Sharon Boyce said the program aims to nurture individual, peer and community leaders across Queensland.

“I am extremely proud to launch the 2023 QDN Emerging Leaders program and strongly encourage Queenslanders with disability to take advantage of the opportunity to be involved,” Dr Boyce said.

“QDN’s Emerging Leaders program not only supports people with disability to develop the skills and confidence to contribute to their community, but also encourages participants to be advocates and lead change within their own lives.”

QDN Chief Executive Officer Michelle Moss said the program is supporting people with disability to develop their skills and confidence, lead change, and create a more inclusive community.

“The program is supporting Queenslanders with disability to develop critical thinking, build relationships, and connect with established leaders and industry professionals,” Ms Moss said.

“As well as attending monthly training sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn from prominent leaders in Queensland’s disability sector who will share insights, advice, and learnings from their own leadership journeys.”

The QDN Emerging Leaders program will run for ten months from March to November and will be delivered in a variety of ways including face-to-face workshops, online learning, and local, community-based projects.

Applications close 17 February and are open to people with disability aged 18 and over who live in Queensland.

Apply here.

The program is funded by the Department of Social Services Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant.

For more information email qdn@qdn.org.au or call 1300 363 783.