Open Futures Development Program

Welcoming CitiesOpen Futures is a partnership between Welcoming Australia and Neighbourhood Collective Australia. This is a six-month leadership program focused on supporting early career emerging leaders from refugee, asylum seeker and migrant backgrounds working in their communities to support responses to COVID-19. Applications have been extended until July 15.


Open Futures is a 6-month professional development program, focused on supporting early career emerging leaders from refugee, asylum seeker and migrant backgrounds working in their communities to support responses to COVID-19.

The program supports people who are:

  • aged 18-30
  • from a refugee, migrant or asylum seeker background
  • living in regional or rural Victoria
  • actively supporting migrants, refugees or people seeking asylum during COVID-19
  • interested in developing their professional and leadership skills

The program will commence in July 2021 and work with up to 12 emerging leaders.

Open Futures will include a series of 6 online workshops and two face-to-face workshops. Participants will also engage with a mentor who will be someone in a senior position within the multicultural sector with lived experience as a migrant, refugee or person of colour. The program will be delivered by Welcoming Australia in partnership with Neighbourhood Collective Australia.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Community leadership
  • Public speaking
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Addressing racism, bias and white privilege
  • Working effectively with your own cultural community
  • Bilingual and bicultural skills development
  • Community consultation
  • Advocacy
  • Community development

Brochure – Open Futures

 

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