New scholarship announcement
One in five people in Australia have a disability, however, this number is far from represented at executive and board-level positions.
Low awareness, confidence, and capability of directors to welcome and include people with disability on Boards; along with less opportunities for leaders with disability to access learning and networking; are the main cause of this discrepancy.
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), in partnership with the Australian Network on Disability, is encouraging leaders with disability to apply for a new round of governance education scholarships, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
As part of the Disability Leadership Program, 200 full-fee scholarships will be offered over the next two years.
In the first round of this initiative, 85 full-fee scholarships are being offered to undertake the Company Directors Course or the Foundations of Directorship course at the AICD.
Listen to this interview to learn more
This interview with Louisa Graham, CEO of Australian Scholarships Foundation, who talks about the Disability Leadership Program, offered through a partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Network on Disability. Interviewer Marnie Roper with 2RPH program Ablequest.
Apply for the Disability Leadership Program here.
Read more in the joint press release from AICD and the Australian Network on Disability.