LEADERSHIP WA, a not-for-profit organisation focused on delivering leadership enhancement programs, has developed a new program stream – Community Leaders in Action – to encourage growth in pro bono relationships between the corporate and not-for-profit sector.
Chief executive Sue van Leeuwen said the program outcomes would result in an increased pool of business and other leaders in Perth undertaking work with the not-for-profit sector, and would build the capacity of not-for-profit agencies and senior leadership staff.
“Being a well-rounded business leader is also about having an appreciation of one’s sense of social responsibility and responding to this call through increased acts of community and social leadership,” Dr van Leeuwen said.
“The Community Leaders in Action initiative will enable this to occur quickly in a professional supported environment, and will provide benefits to participants, employers, and the not-for-profit sector of WA.”
With five sessions over two months, the course is shorter than Leadership WA’s traditional year-long program and graduates are encouraged to put their skills into action through LWA’s community brokerage program Skillsbank following the course completion.