International scholarship for Indigenous woman to learn in a globalised business environment
Monday 29 June 2015
The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation is once again partnering with Chief Executive Women to offer a scholarship for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander woman to attend the short executive program, Leading for Results, at the Singapore campus of leading business school INSEAD in November - December 2015.
Venessa Curnow was selected to attend the INSEAD Leading for Results course in December 2014. Venessa is an Ait Koedal and Sumu woman, tracing her ancestry from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait and Keith in South Australia. She is currently a Consultant and Director of the National Board for the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. Her role in Congress involves coordinating 50 organisations across Australia which collaborate on progressing Indigenous development. We asked her about her time at INSEAD:
What skills did you learn at INSEAD which are applicable to your work?
“The content was contemporary and highly relevant and the style of presentation was easy to digest and apply to my unique circumstances working within sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander national and community development. I have started to apply the information I learnt about organisation management, leadership and communication styles to my work as a Chamber One Director with the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples."
“From the learnings I gained from INSEAD I have improved my skills and am now applying these newly refined skills to my work with diverse colleagues and industries in the extremely challenging environment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander national development. I found the most useful of my newly polished skills is understanding differing leadership and communication styles."
“I would never have had the opportunity to attend INSEAD, and bring back and apply the content and networks gained to my work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander national and community development without the assistance of this scholarship.”
INSEAD is recognised as one of the world’s leading and largest international business schools.
Learning to Lead is a 5 day program focused on the ability to achieve results through others by setting direction, inspiring action, aligning resources and developing the capabilities of a team. Using 360° feedback and self-assessment, participants will be equipped with crucial management skills and frameworks to improve their leadership effectiveness.
The scholarship is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women with five or more years of managerial experience who are looking to develop crucial skills for leading people in a globalised business environment.
- Course dates: 30 November – 4 December 2015
- Applications are now open and close 11 August 2015
- Please note only candidates with five or more years of managerial experience will be considered
For more information, contact the International Scholarships Team on (02) 9310 8402 or firstname.lastname@example.org