- Registration Deadline Ends In
The Indigenous Leadership Summit Returns in 2023!
The First Nations Voice to the Australian Parliament is not just a discussion – it’s a tangible movement, marking a significant step towards closing the generational gap.
Federal parliament now includes a record 11 Indigenous parliamentarians, constituting nearly 5% of the total. Such representation is an extraordinary milestone, yet does it resolve everything for First Nation’s workforces?
Absolutely not. This represents fantastic progress, but concrete changes have not happened yet.
In 2008, Australia set an ambitious goal to halve the employment gap between First Nations Australians and the rest of the population by 2018, aiming for a 60% employment rate among First Nations communities. Yet, according to the 2021 census, this rate has only reached 51% compared to 74% for other Australians. If progress continues at this rate, closing the employment gap could take over 100 years.
Across. All. Industries.
This is a reality we must face; even as Indigenous knowledge and culture continue to offer transformative perspectives that distinguish organisations on the global stage.
It’s your time to be heard. Now.
It’s your time to take your place at the leadership table and become part of the social momentum sweeping Australian workplaces. It’s time to be acknowledged and respected.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Embark on a journey of transformation and join us at the Indigenous Leadership Summit 2023.
This is an event where Australia’s foremost leaders will engage in brave and uncomfortable conversations to openly discuss the landscape of Indigenous careers, progression, and integration. Our collective efforts will not only reshape employment and socio-economic statuses but also make a lasting impact on education, health, and social outcomes.
Uniting CEOs, Indigenous Affairs experts, and influential First Nations leaders in the community to discuss concrete pathways to change. We are dedicated to forging a roadmap for change, transforming ideas into actionable strategies that can shape a better future.
I look forward to seeing you there,
Your amazing keynote speakers for 2024!
Pre-Conference Workshop - 19th November
Conference Day 1 - 20th November
Conference Day 2 - 21st November
Post-Conference Workshop - 22nd November
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
- Understand the crucial role of leadership in elevating Indigenous potential
- Achieve success as an Indigenous Leader – both commercially and culturally
- Take away best practice in Reconciliation Action Plans from Australia’s leading Indigenous employers
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
Highlights from our past events
Your Incredible Speaker Line-Up
The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading, comprehensive research and teaching universities. At the centre is our continuing commitment to building on the First Nations’ knowledge of these lands – we have work to do, and that work must be in culturally responsive ways. The University’s Indigenous Strategy One Sydney, Many People expresses our whole-of-University commitment to celebrate and respect this increasing voice and the influence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, knowledge, and people have on our campuses. We offer an exceptional range of disciplines – more than 400 areas of study – and our community includes more than 74,000 students, 8100 permanent and fixed-term staff, and 420,000 alumni in more than 170 countries. Leadership has always been at the core of our values. We were one of the first universities in the world to admit students solely on academic merit and to open our doors to women on the same basis as men. Our aim is to make lives better not just by producing leaders of society, but by equipping our people with the qualities that allow them to serve all of our communities at every level.
In creating the first university in Australia in 1850, our founders recognised the power of education to inspire positive change. We hold that belief just as strongly today.
Currently ranked equal 19th in the world and equal 2nd in Australia in the QS World University Rankings, the University of Sydney is placed among the top 20 universities in the world. We partner across industry, government, non-profit and community sectors to answer the biggest questions facing society, business, and our communities.
Reading Opens Doors – that is, doors to future opportunities and choices. Our purpose is to invest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities to provide the tools and resources they request to shape the direction of their children’s literacy future. ILF supports remote Communities across Australia.
You can see where we work and what programs are running on our interactive Community Map.
Since 2009, Supply Nation has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses along with procurement teams from government and corporate Australia to help shape today’s emerging and rapidly evolving Indigenous business sector. We are the custodian of Australia’s largest database of verified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses – Indigenous Business Direct. Supply Nation also supports Indigenous businesses and our members with an array of training programs, online tools, resources and networking opportunities, to help develop, grow, and strengthen the Indigenous business sector.
Very practical and applicable to my work.
Absolutely outstanding event. The concepts about Leadership and what organisations are doing gives me hope for my grand-children that the support is out there
These deadly women inspired me yesterday to have more confidence to take a leap in my career and ensure that I follow what I love.These deadly women inspired me yesterday to have more confidence to take a leap in my career and ensure that I follow what I love.
IT was great to hear practical information about RAPs
Fantastic presentations, I love their approach to creating employment initiatives moving forward.
You all did amazing!!
Wow! Took it all in, and has given me lots to think about. Inspirational!
Being from the Music Industry - I was very surprised to find out such a incredible Foundation was linked to Yothu Yindi. I will definitely be looking into this Foundation much more from today.
It was so nice to hear from Indigenous voices and leaders throughout the event. Loved the important message of getting & staying “EDUCATED” whilst strengthening Culture and Leadership is important to me as we compete in two worlds