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The Future 500 Diploma of Business (Governance)


Together, we'll change the face of community governance diversity in Australia in 2019

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As champions of diversity, ICDA is focused on providing leadership opportunities to the most underrepresented sectors of the community. As part of this endeavour, in partnership with organisations who share our vision, during 2019 we are offering up to 500 governance scholarships of $1000 towards the Diploma of Business (Governance).

This new round, in partnership with the Women's Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA), is focused on women.


About our partner


WLIA

WLIA exists to catalyse and inspire innovative partnerships, action and system-changing solutions to address the imbalance of women in leadership positions in Australia.

WLIA is bold in its desires to achieve gender balanced representation in Australia and know that Australian women are also bold in their desires to harness their capabilities into leadership roles.

It is dedicated to breaking through the barriers of unconscious bias, cultural and structural issues in Australia to ensure equality of opportunity for women to attain leadership positions.

Read more about WLIA here.

In a step to realise its mission, WLIA is offering scholarships for women towards Diploma of Business (Governance) enrolments.


About the Diploma of Business (Governance)


For too long, not-for-profit board members and their supporters have put up with a second-rate reputation and second-rate education. Not anymore. Delivered by the Institute of Community Directors Australia in alliance with Federation Training, the Diploma of Business (Governance) - BSB50715 - is the premier accredited course for existing and prospective not-for-profit board and committee members, and the staff who work with them.

Further details about this course, including a course outline, upcoming course dates around Australia, a FAQ and student testimonials can be found at www.communitydirectors.com.au/diploma


Scholarship inclusions


Successful scholarship applicants will receive:

  • A $1000 fee reduction for enrolments in the Diploma of Business (Governance). The reduced enrolment cost for scholarship recipients is $3495 (inc GST)
  • An iPad pre-loaded with course materials
  • Membership of the Institute of Community Directors Australia
  • Access to the Institute of Community Directors Australia's extensive suite of online governance resources

Students who go on to complete their Diploma of Business (Governance) will earn:

  • Fellowship of the Institute of Community Directors Australia
  • Australia's only accredited qualification for not-for-profit governance

The application process


Scholarships will be awarded through an online application process.

Applicants must demonstrate their:

  1. Passion for community
  2. Suitability for completing the Diploma
  3. Reasons for wanting to improve their governance skills.

To be accepted for a scholarship and enrolment into this course, you must also:

  • Have read and understand the terms and conditions under which these scholarships are made available
  • Have time to read, prepare and reflect on fundamental governance principles
  • Have the ability to attend and actively participate in a total of five days of training (three consecutive days plus two consecutive days approximately one month later) - courses offered across Australia
  • Commit to completing all assessments within 12 months of beginning of face-to-face training (expected time commitment is five to 10 hours for each of the 12 units)
  • Commit to transferring the knowledge you have gained through this course to the not-for-profit sector

Applications close at 3:00 pm AEST Friday 3rd May 2019.

Late applications will not be considered, under any circumstances, so don't delay.

Successful applicants will be notified progressively, with a formal public recognition of all recipeitns via media release in February 2019, during the first weeks of the Festival of Community Directors.


Apply now


Apply today through SmartyGrants

Click the Apply Now button above or visit icda.smartygrants.com.au/future500women to start your application.


Previous Rounds


Trawalla Foundation

Thank you to everyone who applied for a 2019 Future 500 Leaders Governance Scholarship. Applications have been assessed and successful scholarship applicants have been contacted.

FRRR

Thank you to everyone who applied for a 2018 Foundation for Rural & Regional governance scholarships. Applications have been assessed and successful scholarship applicants have been contacted.


The Women's Leadership Insitute of Australia

Thank you to everyone who applied for a 2017 Women's Leadership Institute Australia Women's Governance scholarship. Applications have assessed and successful scholarship applicants have been contacted.


Greening Australia

Thank you to everyone who applied for a Greening Australia Environment and Conservation Governance Scholarship. Applications have been assessed, with scholarships awarded around Australia.


Australian Scholarships Foundation

The Bankwest Foundation and the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) through the Australian Scholarship Foundation have worked together to provide 10 100% scholarships for those living in WA and working for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia to study the Diploma of Business (Governance).


Sports Without Borders

Thank you to everyone who has applied for a Sports Without Borders Sports and Recreation Governance Scholarship. Applications have now been assessed and successful scholarship applicants have been contacted.


The Women's Leadership Insitute of Australia

Thank you to everyone who applied for a 2016 Women's Leadership Institute Australia Women's Governance scholarship and congratulations to those who were successful in their application.



The Institute of Community Directors Australia and Our Community have made every reasonable effort to ensure the most current information is available on this web page. Our Community delivers qualifications as part of an alliance with, and on behalf of, Federation Training. Federation Training RTO number: 0417



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