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The Australian Scholarships Foundation – ASF  is the only Australian organisation solely focused on funding and facilitating scholarships for Australian not-for-profit (NFP) directors and staff to undertake education, training and mentoring programs that improve their ability to lead and manage their organisations.

ASF is a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Australian charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ABN 83 420 919 581).

ASF works with a number of universities, education providers and supporters to access and make scholarships available in a growing range of leadership and management training programs. These include postgraduate university diplomas, certificate and degree courses, short management and other training programs and specialised mentoring services. Disciplines covered include leadership, finance, accounting and risk management, board governance, strategic planning, project management, marketing and social networking. 

ASF does not provide any education and training programs in its own right, although it works with education providers and private companies to deliver specific programs that meet NFP needs.

Full details, application forms and terms and conditions of current scholarships can be viewed at Open Scholarships and Frequently Asked Questions.

ASF is a proud member of Philanthropy Australia.

McKinsey Academy ELP Scholarships, 2021

Executive Leadership Program

Scholarships for Senior Not-for-Profit Leaders

Applications close 26 November

Executive Leadership Program

We're looking for high potential, seasoned executives to join likeminded peers for a learning opportunity of a lifetime at McKinsey Academy's Executive Leadership Program beginning in May 2021.

The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is a ‘hands on’ leadership development program that develops self-aware leaders who have the capability and conviction to lead in the age of complexity and disruption. This program accelerates the development of senior talent by increasing self-awareness, exploring topics with a diverse faculty of leaders and coaches, and personalising insights within groups of external peers.

ELP is designed to help executives sharpen and expand their leadership skills and build the critical capabilities required to lead and thrive in a world of increasing uncertainty and volatility.

This developmental program is best suited to CEOs, senior managers, and experienced executives who are seeking personal and professional growth. Each year, the class comprises 150 seasoned executives from 50+ organisations drawn from private, public, NFP and social sectors.

Applicants Australia-wide are welcome to apply.

Click HERE to find out more and apply.

Applications close 26 November 2020 at 5pm AEDT.


 
McKinsey Academy Young Leaders Forum Scholarships 2021

Young Leaders Forum

Scholarships for Emerging NFP Leaders

Applications close 8 December

Young Leaders Forum

We're looking for emerging NFP leaders to join likeminded peers for a learning opportunity of a lifetime at McKinsey Academy's Young Leaders Forum in either June or August 2021.

The Young Leaders Program (YLF) is a foundational leadership program designed to accelerate the development of emerging leaders and provide participants with the necessary skills, ways of thinking, and insights to become a better leader in a world of disruptive change.

YLF is designed to benefit emerging high potential future leaders with typically 7-12 years of work experience, who are ready to further their leadership skills. The program helps emerging leaders to lead themselves and their teams more effectively by focusing on experiential learning with group discussions and equipping them with foundational leadership skills.

CEOs of small NFPs, social enterprises or start-ups may also find the course beneficial, as they start to build their organisations and manage people.

Applicants Australia-wide are welcome to apply.

Click HERE to find out more and apply.

Applications close 8 December 2020 at 5pm AEDT.


 
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A snapshot of the Not-for-Profit Sector in Australia
600,000 NFP organisations contributes nearly 5% to GDP -$41b annually employs nearly 900,000 people attracts 4.6m volunteers
(source: ABS 2006-07 and Productivity Commission 2010)