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

The final stage of the formal Cape York Leaders Program journey is when truly outstanding individuals who work in complex environments, support the diverse needs of community members.

Through this, Excelling Leaders extend their leadership skills, increase drive and engage others in a shared vision for the future.

By enhancing their own strengths and attributes, they learn how to enable high-performance in others.

Indigenous people who reside and have family and cultural connections to Cape York communities are encouraged to apply.

“Understanding who you are as an individual, where you come from, your triggers, understanding others and how you react and respond to them – I think it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I started believing in myself.”
– Audrey, Excelling Leader 2015
Read the Cape York Leaders Program brochure to learn more.

Discovering True Purpose

What a day!! Incredible to be at Tony Robbins Date with Destiny with our Youth Leaders and Alumni! Discovering our true purpose and the tools to shape our destiny and the life we want to live...

Apply for Youth, Skilling and Excelling Programs

True leadership is as much of a journey of self-discovery as it is selfless service to others. Our Youth, Skilling and Excelling programs nurture the talents and capabilities of our leaders to help them grow into strong, confident and proud Indigenous leaders....

Calling All Excelling Leaders

The final stage of the formal Cape York Leaders Program journey is when truly outstanding individuals who work in complex environments support the diverse needs of community members. Through this, Excelling leaders extend their leadership skills, increase drive and...

We are looking for leaders!

Cape York Leaders Program will help you raise the bar in your life and lead with purpose. For more than ten years, we have helped people just like you, with similar aspirations as you, to build their leadership capabilities. No matter what age you are or what stage...

Start your leadership journey today!

Whether you want to lead your community, make a difference, or reach your full potential, Cape York Leaders Program is committed to helping people just like you. Since 2005, we’ve supported more than 700 leaders to grow their academic and leadership skills, build...

Please Stand and Applaud our CYLP Graduates!

Elders past and present would be very proud of the journey from this inspirational group of Bama, have had to take the past few years. To all of our Secondary, Tertiary, Youth, Skilling and Excelling Leaders, we salute and extend our congratulations to...

Playing Active Roles

Nine CYLP Excelling Leaders attended a three-day intensive from 30 May to 1 June with PeopleHQ. During the workshop, the leaders reflected on their positions and how they pay an active role in the CYP Cogs of Change. They also joined the Human Learning...

Hard work Pays Off

Troyson Bassani of Yarrabah originally joined CYLP as an Academic Secondary Leader in 2007. He graduated Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2008 before going on to study a double degree in Arts and Business at James Cook University. Troyson remained...

Growing Confidence and Giving Back

Lenore Casey graduated from the Excelling Leaders Phase of the Program in 2015 and, since then, has continued to give back to the community through her work at the Cape York Partnership O-Hubs. Although she was originally from Hope Vale, Lenore lived in Normanton for...

Graduates Ready to Mentor

Congratulations to the CYLP Youth, Skilling and Excelling Leaders who graduated from their Leadership phases and stayed on in Cairns to do the CYLP Mentoring Training, November 23–25.