Excelling Leaders

bemore-logoThe Excelling Leaders phase supports high-calibre emerging Indigenous leaders extend their leadership skills, drive and engage others in their vision for the future.

Excelling 2_smlApplicants

High-calibre emerging Indigenous leaders, 25 and over, with cultural ties to Cape York, Palm Island and Yarrabah who have successfully completed the Skilling Leaders phase and are already in leadership positions. They must provide evidence of a vision for the future and be currently or aspiring to fill responsible leadership roles within their community. They must be self-motivated and committed to becoming a leadership mentor.Excelling 1_sml


This phase is designed for deep leadership self-development. It provides an opportunity for emerging leaders to enhance their strengths and attributes as well as develop team leadership to enable high-performance in others.


Excelling Leaders_smlMembers participate in a process of workshops, training sessions and projects involving self-analysis, peer review, leadership planning, practical advice as well as written and verbal self-assessment and reflections. They will be provided with an executive coach and develop a self-administered leadership plan with key milestone measures, where progress will be monitored by a member of the Cape York Institute management team.


2 – 4 years


Upon graduation leaders are ready to autonomously continue on their leadership journey. They are encouraged to contribute their skills to both the program and their communities by entering into the Mentoring scheme.

For more information

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The Cape York Leaders Program has a four-phase strategy that builds skills appropriate to a diversity of leadership roles.

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The mentoring scheme is designed specifically for our graduates who have completed the Excelling Leaders phase.

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Academic Leaders from each of the Cape York communities orbit to secondary boarding schools and tertiary institutions.

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