Leadership Australia – A New Generation was designed to develop a group of confident and well connected young Australian Muslims to present / represent the views of young Australian Muslims to the wider community through participating in activities such as volunteerism and provide a unique resource for other young Muslims who seek mentorship and leadership within the community.
This intensive three day national program was delivered in Melbourne and assisted young Australian Muslims in developing and strengthening their ability to play an active role in the community.
Leadership Australia – A New Generation program included activities that focused on:
- Leadership styles. Leadership for social inclusion
- Mentoring skills
- Public speaking
- Communication skills and conflict resolution
- Group dynamics and facilitation
- Issues affecting Muslim youth: isolation, discrimination (name and dress), stereotyping
- Building community networks
- Understanding yourself and others
- Working with the media
- Creating opportunities for participation in community activities/events, engage with the wider community.
The training involved leaders and experts from various sectors including corporate, community, government and philanthropy.
The program also incorporated a variety of learning methods including discussions, workshops, presentations, role plays and group work.
Following the program, the participants were required to implement project tasks within their state or territory. The participants consulted with steering committee members to initiate and undertake a public presentation at one or more public forums. This involved speaking at a function/meeting/broader community forum about issues on Islam that educated and engaged the audience to increase their understanding. These presentations could be to groups such as Rotary, Churches, Schools, Lions Clubs.
Click here to view the Australian Multicultural Foundation – Leadership Australia Resource Guide designed to assist young people in developing further networks, ideas and opportunities to engage in community activities that will assist in promoting a better understanding of Australia’s Cultural Diversity