An update on the IAHA Leadership Development Program

Culturally responsive leadership development for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce has been – and continues to be – a significant area of need. IAHA recognises the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in driving transformational change.

In early March, IAHA hosted the first 2022 IAHA Leadership Program workshop at a face?to?face event in Coffs Harbour, the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr people. 

Over the coming months, participants will continue to complete components of the Program online, both as self-paced and interactive learning, before they then undertake their final face-to-face workshop in Canberra in November 2022.

Their leadership journeys, however, will be an ongoing component of their life-long learning. With the skills they have learnt in the Program, participants will have a better understanding of themselves and what their circles of influence are. In addition, they will continue to build their skills in areas such as self-belief, confidence, public speaking, and critical thinking, which will equip them for speaking out and being positive conduits for change.

“I was able to sit in a vulnerable, curious, and reflective space to learn and grow while also feeling supported, safe, and understood.”
– 2022 Leadership Program Participant

The feedback received so far is encouraging. However, IAHA will need to build on what is working and make improvements along the way to ensure current. Any future participants are benefiting from the Program and reaching their full potential.

We wish all the participants well for the remainder of the Program, and we are excited to see their progress and development when we come together again in November.

More information about the Leadership Program will be released on our website this week. IAHA members interested in applying for the 2023 Leadership Program can email their interest and enquiries to or phone (02) 6285 1010.

Read the full article on the 2022 IAHA Leadership Program by clicking on the image.

June 15, 2022


Posted by: Renae Kilmister