Sync Australia – Online is a new online leadership and coaching program exploring Deaf and disabled leadership in arts, culture, heritage and media.
Founded over 10 years ago by Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent, two disabled leaders in the UK, this disability-led program combines leadership theory with one-on-one coaching and support for participants to reflect and progress their leadership potential.
Sync Leadership programs have been successfully rolled out globally, including Australia in 2014 and 2015 and now in a new modular format, as an online program is 2021.
The Sync Australia program supports participants to reflect on their leadership potential in relation to the diversity of their lived experience of disability, deafness and/or long-term health condition.*
Taking part in Sync Australia will help you develop new awareness and skills, and refresh your confidence to progress your professional arts career. This fantastic opportunity is available to eight emerging and established leaders with disability or who are Deaf across Australia.
Applications Open for Submission: Friday 10 September 2021
Applications Close for Submission: Monday 11 October 2021
Participants notified: Friday 22 October 2021
Program Week One: 1, 3, 5 November 2021 (5:00 – 8:00PM)
Program Week Two: 8, 10, 12 November 2021 (5:00 – 8:00PM)
Applicants must submit:
You are welcome to submit your application in a format that is accessible to you, such as audio, video, printed, dictated, electronic and handwritten.
The following selection criteria will be used to assess your application:
We encourage you to apply in advance of the closing date to avoid any technical difficulties that may occur.
If you have any questions about eligibility or application, please contact Access Arts on 07 3505 0311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*A note on language – the language around disability globally is nuanced and varied, shifting from country to country, community to community. By Deaf and disabled we include all those self-identifying as experiencing barriers due to impairment within the societies in which they live. This includes those with lived experience of learning disability, mental health experiences, and those who identify as neurodivergent.
Australia is presented by Sync Leadership (UK) and Access Arts, supported by Australia Council for the Arts and the British Council UK/Australia Season 2021-22.