Applications extended for The Chief Executive Women - Roberta Sykes Bursary for Indigenous women
Thursday 5 May 2016
INSEAD is recognised as one of the world’s leading and largest international business schools – celebrating over 50 years of business education in France and more than 10 years of business education in Asia.
The ‘Learning to Lead’ program is aimed at new leaders making the critical transition from being an outstanding individual contributor to being a leader of others. The 3 day program is targeted at people who will be taking on their first management role in the next 6 months or who have been in such a role for up to 2 years.
Participants can be from various professional backgrounds, but they all share the same need - enhancing people-management skills, as they engage in managing direct reports for the first time in their careers.
“This program provides you with a solid foundation on what the difference is between being just a manager to being an effective leader.”
– Chelsea Briggs, 2015 Roberta Sykes Bursary recipient & Learning to Lead participant
Aims of the Program
- Assess your leadership skills: Develop clear insights into your strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
- Evolve your toolkit: Acquire confidence and tools to create vision and set direction for greater success.
- Learn the art of motivation: Master frameworks for inspiring people and motivating them to perform better.
We spoke with proud Boonwurrung woman Chelsea Briggs about her experience at the ‘Learning to Lead’ program in October 2015. Chelsea holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma of Accounting from Deakin University and is currently completing her CPA. Chelsea recently joined the team at Home Repairs, a Joint Venture with Suncorp, as their Chief Financial Officer.
“The largest benefit of the INSEAD program for me wasn’t a particular part of the curriculum but the diversity of the participants and interaction that the course involved. In the current business world, diversity is common especially with the evolving use of technology in the workplace allowing collaboration of people in different time zones, even different countries. The program gives you the tools to deal with this additional level of complexity in management.
Learning to Lead taught me that there is no one way to manage the multitude of situations and personalities faced by new managers, you need a range of tools and skills to be an effective leader. The program taught me the importance of collaboration and communication, not just toward my team members but also to other stakeholders.
Rarely was the program ‘lecture’ style, with group discussions, workplace simulations and assignments as well as networking opportunities with the other participants. This style of program allowed me to feel a lot more engaged in the content and helped with knowledge retention.”
For more information about the program, please visit INSEAD.
The Chief Executive Women - Roberta Sykes Bursary
The Chief Executive Women - Roberta Sykes Bursary covers the associated costs for one Indigenous woman to attending the 3 day ‘Learning to Lead’ program at INSEAD in Singapore. This includes course fees, return economy class flights, accommodation and most meals.
- Course dates are 5 October – 7 October 2016
- Applications are OPEN and close Monday 27 June 2016
Who should apply?
The scholarship is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women who will be taking their first management job in the next year, or who have taken it in the last two years.
- Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
- Be a woman who has recently moved, or is about to move into a management position
- Have less than 2 years experience managing teams of 5 or more people, including managers
- Have less than 2 years general management experience (i.e. business unit, line or functional management incorporating key responsibilities such as P&L management, strategic planning and personnel performance management)
- Be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia
How to Apply
To apply for a Chief Executive Women – Roberta Sykes Scholarship you will need to complete the online application form available on the on the Chief Executive Women website. This will involve providing information on your employment and education history, completing a Scholarship application form and providing a Sponsorship Letter.
For more information on the application process, please review the following application guide.
For further information, contact the International Scholarships Team on (02) 9310 8402 or firstname.lastname@example.org