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SYNC LEADERSHIP AUSTRALIA​

Online Program

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SYNC Leadership Australia’s online program is an online leadership and coaching program exploring leadership for those with disability in arts, culture, heritage and media. 

Applications are open Friday 9 September – Tuesday 18 October 2022

About

The Sync Leadership program was founded over 10 years ago by Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent – two leaders with disability in the UK – to develop leadership for those with disability and/or who are d/Deaf in arts, culture, heritage and media. Sync Leadership has been successfully rolled out globally, including in Australia in 2014, 2015 and 2021 via an online format.

 

Taking part in Sync Leadership Australia will help you develop new awareness and skills and refresh your confidence to progress your professional arts career. 

 

Access Arts is delighted to bring the Sync Leadership program back to Australia in 2022.

Sarah Pickthall pictured in black and white in front of a background of greenery. SHe is slightly off centre, looking at the camera.

‘Sync is not about the job you have but it is about your leadership potential and how to harness it.’

Sarah Pickthall, Co-Founder, Sync Leadership

The Sync Leadership program supports participants to reflect on their leadership potential in relation to the diversity of their lived experience of disability, d/Deaf and/or long-term health condition. * 

 

This fantastic opportunity is available to eight emerging and established leaders who identify as experiencing disability and/or who are d/Deaf across Australia. The program is run by leaders with disability and is delivered as a series of online modules, with full access support provided for the individual needs of all participants. 

Key Dates for 2022

Applications open for submission:
Friday 9 September 2022


Applications close for submission:
Tuesday 18 October 2022


Participants notified:
End of October 2022

Program week one:
14, 16 and 18 November 2022 
5:00pm to 8:00pm AEST

Program week two:
21, 23 and 25 November 2022
5:00pm to 8:00pm AEST

Applications open for submission:
Applications close for submission:
Participants notified:

Friday 9 September 2022
Tuesday 18 October 2022
End of October 2022
Program week one:

14, 16 and 18 November 2022
5:00pm to 8:00pm AEST

Program week two:

21, 23 and 25 November 2022
5:00pm to 8:00pm AEST

HOW TO APPLY

  1. complete your application online here and upload your supporting material
    OR 
  2. email your completed application form (see below for a downloadable application form) and supporting material to syncaustralia@cpl.org.au. Please use “SYNC Leadership Australia 2022” in the subject heading.

Applications are open Friday 9 September to Tuesday 18 October 2022

We encourage you to apply in advance of the closing date to avoid delays caused by unforeseeable technical difficulties. 

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants must be:
  • A practicing artist, arts worker or producer who identifies as experiencing disability or is d/Deaf
  • an artist or arts manager in the arts, culture or media for at least two years
  • an Australian resident
  • available for all program sessions
  • able to access good WiFi connection
  • be willing to identify publicly as a person with disability if they are the winner

Application

Applicants must submit:

  • a short written 100-word biography
  • one high resolution photograph (portrait orientation) 
  • answers to all application questions in writing or on video
  • provide a letter of recommendation from someone who has professional knowledge of the applicant

You are welcome to submit your application in a format that is accessible to you, such as audio, video, printed, dictated, electronic and handwritten.

Assessment

The following selection criteria will be used to assess your application:

  • readiness for the Sync Leadership Australia program – being at the right point in your professional career
  • leadership skills and flair that Sync can help you develop
  • ideas about how you will develop in and through the arts and culture in the future: with both short term and long-term goals
  • personal and professional experience of barriers and how these have been managed and overcome
  • commitment to the six workshops and three one-on-one coaching sessions
  • confirmed availability on all session dates and times

Introducing SYNC Leadership Australia's 2022 Cohort

Daniel Graham — NSW

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Daniele Constance — Qld

Fi Peel — ACT

Harmonie Downes — Qld

Jacqueline Tooley — NSW

Jodee Mundy — Vic

Kirsty Collins — NSW

Tyson Hopprich — SA

*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.

Sync Leadership Australia Online Program is presented by Sync Leadership (UK) and Access Arts, supported by Australia Council for the Arts. 

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