First Circles Leadership Program

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The Office of Aboriginal Affairs has announced that nominations are now open for the First Circles Leadership Program.

The First Circles Leadership Program is an NT Government flagship program aimed to help identify, mentor and support Aboriginal emerging leaders from remote communities across the Northern Territory.

The Program helps members develop and expand their leadership skills, increase their personal governance capabilities and learn more about the impact of government policies and programs on their communities, in order to help influence and contribute to change.

First Circles is about identifying, mentoring and supporting the next generation of Aboriginal leaders with a strong focus on remote leadership.

The term ‘First Circles’ combines two concepts:

  • Acknowledgement of ‘First Peoples’
  • The use of ‘Circles’ represents the collaboration between people and communities being the main driver to improve outcomes.

The program includes up to 20 Aboriginal Territorians from a mix of communities in the southern and northern regions of the Northern Territory.

Members of the program engage with government at the highest level including an opportunity to present and meet directly with Cabinet ministers, providing advice and guidance on policies, projects and initiatives that impact on them, their families and communities.

You are able to nominate yourself or someone you know.

Nominations are now open.

To find out more about the program or to nominate, please visit aboriginalaffairs.nt.gov.au

Nominations close 27 November 2020.

First Circles Leadership Program
First Circles is about identifying, mentoring and supporting the next generation of Aboriginal leaders with a strong focus on remote leadership.

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