Time to take concrete action for First Nations empowerment
Why this event.
If you cannot be what you cannot see, then First Nations people might never crack the C-Suite. There are zero Indigenous people our top 300 companies.
Yet it widely accepted that Indigenous knowledge and culture can transform and enrich Australian organisations and make them stand out in the global economy.
The Indigenous Leadership Summit aims to change the leadership dynamic of Australian organisations for First Nations People.
This event is a forum where Australia’s top leaders can have brave, not safe, conversations and openly discuss tangible action to change the landscape of Indigenous careers, progression and integration. As we transform employment outcomes and socio-economic statuses of Indigenous people, we impact education, health and social outcomes across the board.
About this event
The Indigenous Leadership Summit is a comprehensive and inclusive, educationally focused program over two summit days and two workshop days.
It will place particular focus on how organisations can empower indigenous leadership throughout their workplace, what Indigenous leaders have learned on their leadership journey and what advice they have for emerging leaders. It will also highlight what needs to be done to overcome institutional barriers to Indigenous leadership and inclusion throughout workplaces around Australia.
The event features keynotes, case studies and panel discussions by Australia’s Indigenous leaders, VIPs and CEOs from a range of public and private sector organisations.
Our 2022 Key Speakers
Pre-Conference Workshop - November 15, 2022
Summit Day 1 - November 16, 2022
Summit Day 2 - November 17, 2022
Post-Conference Workshop - November 18, 2022
Key Benefits of attending
- Take away advice of seasoned Indigenous leaders hear their stories of success
- Bridge the opportunities/ outcomes gap within First Nations communities
- Implement strategies to grow your Indigenous workforce and supply chain
- Understand your large employer responsibilities to elevate, promote and support Indigenous staff
- Connect to country and your authentic self to become a self-aware leader
- Create more tangible pathways to Indigenous Leadership through inclusion, promotion and support
- Put First Nations issues into wider context with international perspectives
- Align stakeholders and grow partnerships to maximise your reconciliation effort
- Become a role model for wider First nations communities
- Achieve success as an Indigenous Leader – both commercially and culturally
- Take away best practice in Reconciliation Action Plans from Australia’s leading Indigenous employers
- Embed organisational respect for First Nations staff to apply real change
Who should attend?
- Current and Future Indigenous Leaders
- Senior Management to CEO
- HR, Diversity and Indigenous Development
- Procurement and Supply Chain
- Up & coming indigenous staff and leaders
- Local, State and Federal Government
- Community Engagement Roles
Our Incredible Speaker Lineup
UNSW aspires to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education, and a commitment to advancing a just society.
As part of these Initiatives, UNSW is committed to several groundbreaking programs for First Nations emerging and established business leaders.
The Emerging Indigenous Executive Leaders Program:
Cultivating the next generation of future, senior Indigenous business leaders
Together with private and public organisations across Australia, ElevateRAP has collaborated with the prestigious Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), to offer a ground-breaking opportunity that will cultivate the next generation of Indigenous business leaders.
The Emerging Indigenous Executive Leaders Program (EIELP) focuses on developing executive-ready Indigenous future leaders.
Founded in 1994, APM is now a multi-national human services provider, enabling a better life for more than one million people across 10 countries in the last financial year. Our services focus on enhancing an individual’s employability, health and wellbeing, and social and economic participation in their community.
For people with injury, illness, or disability, as well as children and the elderly, the unemployed, and those facing hardship or harm, our teams make a positive and lasting social impact through the services they provide every day.
We take great pride in empowering people to realise their ambitions and aspirations through achieving sustainable employment and economic independence, better health and wellbeing, and increased social participation.
APM recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Australians. We acknowledge the special relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with their traditional lands and waters, as well as their unique history and diverse culture and circumstances.
APM’s vision for reconciliation is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to live in this land with respect, equal opportunity, and employment.
“Very inspiring! Practical advice. Clear and articulate. Loved the insight as well as the simplicity.”
“Fantastic. An amazing array of presenters.”
“Diverse range of speakers. Well delivered. Useful key takeaways.”
“Very extensive, broad spectrum of speakers with a wide range of knowledge.”