Skilling Leaders

bemore-logoThe Skilling Leaders phase supports adult members develop their managerial and leadership skills to apply in the home, community and workforce.


Skiling 1jpgIndigenous adults 25 years and over with cultural ties to Cape York, Palm Island and Yarrabah who are looking to develop their leadership skills. They might be looking to contribute to the community by beginning their own enterprise, entering into the workforce, progressing within their current job or becoming a stronger role model in the community and home.


Skilling 2Through training in management, governance and personal development this phase provides members with key skills to become role models within their families and communities, enter into the workforce and/or seek promotional opportunities. Those members currently unemployed will develop skills that will allow them to identify their professional goals and construct steps towards entry into their field of choice.


-smlMembers attend workshops facilitated by credible local and international leaders and receive on-going one-on-one support from the Cape York Leaders Program staff.


2 – 4 years

Phase progression

Graduates are encouraged to apply for the Excelling Leaders phase to extend their skill sets and go on to become leaders in the broader community. Graduates commencing or undergoing study may also apply for the Academic Leaders phase.

For more information

Download Skilling Leadership Program 2016

Download Skilling Leaders Application form

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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