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CYLP TRAINING 2018 #BEMORE
Cape York Leaders Hello and welcome to the Cape York Leaders Program.
Today your leadership journey begins. Whether you are new to the Cape York Leaders Program (CYLP) or are returning, we welcome you all. The Cape York Leaders Program has supported individuals to improve their leadership skills, build their confidence, and become strong and proud employees, family members, community members and leaders, since 2005. In November 2015, we celebrated 10 years of nurturing and supporting more than 700 Cape York Indigenous leaders. We remain dedicated to the vision and thinking of Cape York Elders who so desperately expressed the need for younger generations to continue their work and maintain cultural authority throughout the generations. James Faâ€™Aoso, General Manager of CYLP
Create your future
DO YOU WANT TO … Lead your community? Make a difference? Lead others? Manage your own behaviour? Reach your full potential?
Your training will teach you how to: • Build high performance cultures and teams within an organisation; • Engage effectively in the community as representative leaders; • Manage the qualities of life balance; • Effectively manage roles within the community both personally and professionally; and • Demonstrate the qualities of authentic leadership.
Cape York Leaders Program will help you raise the bar in your life and lead with purpose. For more than 10 years, we have helped people just like you, with similar aspirations as you, to build their leadership capabilities no matter what stage they are in their leadership journey.
Discovering who you are as a human being is one of the most important things you will gain on your Cape York Leaders Program journey. Doing that, you will be empowered to enhance your own strengths and attributes and inspire high-performance in others.
By committing to a Cape York Leaders Program, you will build personal and professional leadership skills, knowledge, qualities, and values.
Through your journey of self-discovery, you will maximise the talents that will ensure that you achieve your full potential, develop the confidence to build on your capabilities and chart your own course toward your goals.
WHY CAPE YORK LEADERS PROGRAM? Cape York Partnership is committed to empowering talented Indigenous leaders of the region to drive and own the Cape York Agenda, by providing them with the necessary leadership skills. The Cape York Leaders Program supports the development of current and future Cape York leaders. Since its inception in 2005, more than 700 people have grown their academic and leadership skills through the Cape York Leaders Program.
The key outcome for the Cape York Leaders Program is that Indigenous members of Cape York have the capabilities to participate in the real economy. The Program also seeks to create, grow and nurture natural leadership qualities in its members. Furthermore, the Cape York Leaders Program provides its members with the opportunities to orbit between two worlds.
There are four phases to the Cape York Leaders Program that aim to build member’s leadership capabilities at various stages of life and at distinctive capacities. • Academic Leaders • Youth Leaders • Skilling Leaders • Excelling Leaders
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In the early 1990â€™s, the old people of Cape York came together at a series of historic summits and agreed that they would band together and take responsibility for the futures of their communities. Without their leadership, none of the groundbreaking reforms would have happened. Reforms that have had profound and positive impact on the lives of thousands of individuals and their families. Reforms that have influenced national thinking and policy.
LEADERSHIP WILL DRIVE A BETTER FUTURE As it was at the start of the reform journey, strong Cape York leaders will drive future reforms and build a better future for individuals, families, and communities. The foundations are in place, forged through the leadership of many brave and dedicated individuals. But there is much work to do. We need future generations of leaders to build on the foundations. While the rise of natural leaders will always be important, as it was in the past, we recognise that we need to nurture and train future leaders. The world is different than it was at the start of the reform journey. It is more complex and we need different types of leaders with different leadership qualities. That is what the Cape York Leaders Program is about.
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Indigenous leadership is central to the Cape York Agenda. Productive social norms built by community leaders who are champions for change, are available through education, training, access to mentors and practical experience. The Cape York Leaders Program assists program assists its members to build the confidence and skills they require to become positive role models within their communities. Together we are raising the standard of achievement in communities where education, employment and social welfare are low. Setting the standards around the expectations and attributes of great leadership means Cape York Leaders will understand how leadership applies to themselves, in their families, in the workplace and throughout the community.
A 10 YEAR VISION FOR OUR PEOPLE OF CAPE YORK
By embedding these capabilities in the way CYLP select, develop and manage their journeys, members will be clear on expectations and role model strong leadership across all areas of their lives. They become advocates of the Agenda - they understand what is important and how it makes a difference to their communities. The desire from Cape York Elders for change has led to the development of the Cape York Leaders Program to empower Cape York Indigenous people and families to improve their own lives and take responsibility for leading positive change. The Cape York Leaders Program offers Cape York members the opportunity to believe in themselves, to build the leadership skills they have within, and to build these skills in a way that others wish to emulate.
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CYLP HAS SUPPORTED AND NURTURED
+ 700 CYLP ALUMNI
402 ADULT LEADERS
DESIGNED AND CREATED BY INDIGENOUS CAPE YORK PEOPLE
INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
Indigenous facilitators who have invested and worked with leaders nationally and internationally in leadership EVIDENCE and personal BASED development LEARNING
“I have learned how to be a leader and how to incorporate that into my work and my community.” Cape York Leaders Program has helped teach me the fundamentals of business, using marketing and communication and incorporating that into my work. I always like learning new leadership skills and techniques to help me within my role and community. Cape York Leaders Program helps connect me with other young leaders all around Cape York where we share ideas and help give advice and learn from each other. I wouldn’t have had that opportunity if I didn’t join this Program. This Program is unique in many ways and gives everyone an opportunity to discuss important issues that affect all of our communities throughout Cape York.”
SHA-LANE GIBSON REACHING YOUR FULL POTENTIAL
To reach your full potential, we show you how to raise the bar in your life and lead with purpose. For more than 10 years, the Cape York Leaders Program has built member’s leadership capabilities at various stages of life and at distinctive capacities across four phases. The Cape York Leaders Program builds personal and professional leadership skills, knowledge, qualities, and values of Cape York Indigenous people.
2016/2017 Skilling Leader
The CYLP Leadership Training teaches you how to: • Build high performance cultures and teams within an organisation, • Engage effectively in the community as representative leaders, • Manage the qualities of life balance, • Effectively manage roles within the community both personally and professionally; and • Demonstrate the qualities of authentic leadership.
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The Cape York Institute was established in July 2004 by the Director of the Institute, Noel Pearson, as an independent organisation to champion reform in Indigenous economic and social policy and to support the development of current and future Cape York leaders.
scholarship opportunities for remote Indigenous students. We have over 700 alumni members; many of whom are now change agents in their community, contributing to our reform work, influencing education policy, engaging in local government, reforming state and federal policy for Indigenous Australians.
This ripple effect is evident in the success of the Cape York Leaders Program (CYLP). In 2005, CYLP was one of the first scaled Indigenous-led programs providing
Its guiding framework is the Cape York Agenda, which aims to ensure that Cape York people have the capabilities to choose a life that they have
Love this group. We meet as strangers and went home as families â€” thanks for the wonderful weekâ€? KATE DANIEL
2016/2017 Skilling Leader
reason to value. The Cape York Institute places great importance and a high level of focus on fostering and developing Indigenous leadership and recognises the need to encourage and support entrepreneurial approaches as a way to enhance life and maintain culture in Cape York.
Program, which is delivered through a number of phases. The Program phases attract both current and potential leaders of all ages from across Cape York communities. These programs are designed to develop individual Indigenous leaders; are highly beneficial to those enrolled and beneficial to the development of their communities.
In order to play a pivotal leadership role in the development of Indigenous leaders, the Cape York Institute delivers a reputable and credible Leaders
AS A LEADER
YOUTH LEADERS 18-24 YEARS This phase in the leadership journey sees talented and highly motivated Indigenous youth take their thinking to a higher level, advance their careers and develop their leadership ambitions. During this phase, the young people will gain confidence to meet the high standard and expectations of great leadership and come to a deeper understanding of how leadership applies to themselves, in their families, in the workplace and throughout the community. The program equips people with the employability, workplace and leadership skills to be role models and enter into the workforce and/or seek promotional opportunities.
LEARNING INSIGHTS > PROJECT PLANNING > TEAM WORK > EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION > COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT > ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
“I remember from one of the workshops hearing the phrase, ‘be the ripple effect’, and it stayed with me. I decided to better myself by getting healthier, fitter and I even gave up smoking, because I want to be the ripple effect on others”. TERRENCE CREEK 2017 YOUTH LEADER
WHO CAN APPLY?
Indigenous people who reside and have family and cultural connections to Cape York communities are encouraged to apply. Leaders gain confidence and skills required to enter and progress within the workforce and support to reach their professional and personal goals to grow as leaders.
LEARNING INSIGHTS > BUSINESS MANAGEMENT > EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION > PROJECT MANAGEMENT > PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT > MONITORING AND EVALUATION
WHO CAN APPLY?
Indigenous people who reside and have family and cultural connections to Cape York communities are encouraged to apply. Members enhance their leadership skills, increase their selfconfidence, improve their public speaking and gain knowledge about management and leadership that is relevant to their roles in Cape York.
AS A LEADER I started in the program with Youth Leaders in 2012 and graduated in 2013. The reason I joined the program is to up-skill in my managerial skills and to better myself in my family, community and workplace. The Leadership course has really helped me to be more confident, and to really listen to the youths in our communities. The program has helped me to be more confident in public speaking. ALDENE REUBEN 2015 SKILLING LEADER
SKILLING LEADERS 25 YEARS + The journey continues with adults who are ready to take their thinking to a higher level, advance their careers or develop their selected leadership ambitions. The leaders move into deeper learning around leadership and learn to develop their own capability to manage, lead and emotionally engage others within any environment and drive desired behavioural outcomes across a range of different areas. The program equips people with the managerial, governance and leadership skills to be role models within their families and communities and enter into the workforce and/or seek promotional opportunities. .
AS A LEADER
EXCELLING LEADERS MANAGERS & SUPERVISORS The final stage of the formal Cape York Leaders Program journey is when truly outstanding individuals who work in complex environments, support the diverse needs of community members. Through this, Excelling Leaders extend their leadership skills, increase drive and engage others in a shared vision for the future. By enhancing their own strengths and attributes, they learn how to enable high-performance in others.
LEARNING INSIGHTS > NEUROSCIENCE > INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY > HUMAN MOTIVATION > HUMAN BEHAVIOUR > SOCIAL COGNITIVE LEARNING
â€œAt home I am a role model to my children, teaching them how important it is to have an education, employment and to be healthy. In my family, I encourage my family to get employment and get a further education. At work, I support my colleagues and encourage them to achieve their career goals.â€? KAYLA MALLIE 2017 EXCELLING LEADER
WHO CAN APPLY?
Indigenous people who reside and have family and cultural connections to Cape York communities are encouraged to apply. Leaders must be currently be in leadership positions within the community and/or workplace.
Growing as a
natural leader HOW DOES CYLP GROW YOU AS A LEADER AND SHAPE YOUR CAREER?
eadership is about confidence and skills. These qualities support each other.
As skills are developed, confidence grows. Greater confidence increases new skills. By building confidence and skills, Cape York Leaders Program empowers you to lead and create positive change. By setting the standards of high expectations and great leadership, you will understand and learn how leadership applies to yourself, in your families, in your workplace and throughout your community. You will extend your leadership skills and knowledge, increase drive, and engage others in a shared vision for the future.
workplace behaviour, effective communication and teamwork. • You will learn Leadership skills that enable you to create a safe, productive and nurturing community environment and lead by example, by operating with high ethical standards. Leadership is a lifelong journey. True leaders never stop learning. No matter what stage in life you are at, learning the skills that will build your confidence will allow you to become a more effective leader.
Growing your leadership through learning, professional development and mentoring, CYLP shows you how to raise your own standards and expectations.
The ultimate goal of CYLP is to enhance your natural leadership qualities and capabilities so that you can stand tall and strong as a leader, ensuring your voice is heard. This is the essence of empowerment. After nearly 15 years of CYLP, we have seen numerous CYLP Alumni come through our ranks, and go on to:
• You will learn Leadership skills that enable you to take action and accept responsibility for outcomes.
• key leadership positions in their families, workplaces, communities and regions,
• You will learn Leadership values and qualities that are important to your role, and responsibilities needed to contribute positively at home, foster strong family connections and to encourage others to succeed.
• participate in and lead regional and national dialogues, driving Indigenous empowerment,
• You will learn Leadership values, so you take pride in you work and can lead by example, by understanding key business functions, adopting positive and respectful
• inspire leaders coming up the ranks behind them; and
• give back to their communities,
• drive Indigenous empowerment.
“At work I have learnt to prioritise my work, and I have the confidence to face challenges head-on and work through them. I learnt how to manage myself better and be able to respond to people professionally and respectfully” IRENE BARNARD
2017 EXCELLING LEADER ~ ALUMNI
“This program is teaching me how to be a smarter leader- in your workspace, in your family space, your home space, your private space. It just teaches you order to your life I think” DOREEN HART Alumni
our alumni â€œThe Leadership Academy taught me, as a representative of the community, to really fully understand what leadership is. If there are some issues happening in the community you have a role to play, and how you can deal with those issues. I want to see the great opportunity of Cape York Institute Academy to continue not for the short term, but the long term. It is about the future generation and the new leaders to make sure they know what their responsibility is. We pass down our traditional culture but when I go and see that white man to know how to deal with that. We need to make sure we are conducting our duties in a culturally appropriate way and I would like to see these opportunities given to all people from the Cape. It is a great opportunity and a great Academy.â€?
JONATHON KORKATAIN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY~ ALUMNI
“Understanding who you are as an individual, where you come from, your triggers, understanding others and how you react and respond to them. I think is the best thing that ever happened to me – I started believing in myself ”.
2015 EXCELLING LEADER ~ ALUMNI
“The Excelling Leaders Program has really given me a toolkit of leadership skills that I can apply in all aspects of life. I feel very privileged that through this program I have been able to get a head start in leadership through the Neuroscience Framework. Neuro Leadership is something that will only continue to grow as research advances in the area of brain science and us Cape York Bama can say we were the first to learn it and apply it.”
2017 EXCELLING LEADER ~ ALUMNI
“I think it’s just been uplifting to be in a room full of other Indigenous people who want to better their life.”
KAYLENE BALL 2015 SKILLING LEADER ~ ALUMNI
“I have been a skilling leader for two years. I think the program is good, for younger people to come through. It has given me confidence to do things I want to do. It made me confident to go out there and achieve my goals. During the Cape York Agenda meeting, I spoke confidently in front of my community. The main thing is confidence. My Elders have been doing this for years, now I am allowed to attend the meetings and my opinion is acknowledged and they say I have good ideas and give me respect. We have powerful Elders and leaders in my community and in Cape York. I am excited for this week’s course and what I will be learning to take back to my community.”
GABRIEL GIBLET-CREEK 2017 SKILLING LEADER ~ ALUMNI
“The program has been good. It helps me a lot to talk to people in the community, in a big crowd. It’s easier for me now; it was hard to do this before. I find that now when I go home I explain to the boys what the program is about and they find it interesting. I find it mind opening. You learn a lot about different things and it’s never too late to learn. I thought I was too old, but Kate told me to come. I am changing my life around for the better.”
2017 SKILLING LEADER ~ ALUMNI
“The Cape York Leaders Program has helped me to have a broader understanding of being an Indigenous leader, knowing the importance of our culture and values that have shaped me to become a strong Indigenous woman and to lead my people, particularly our youth of the future generation. Every moment is special when I attend CYLP Skilling Leaders Workshops. I love and enjoy being around others who have similar attributes and attitude to make a positive change in our remote communities. If you want to be a leader and the voice of your people and your community, I encourage you to apply for the CYLP. Shame is not our culture, get up and give it a go.”
~ SKILLING LEADER 2017 ~ ALUMNI
Investing in your future Investing in yourself is one of the best investments you can make. Investing in your health, mind, and body helps you to improve your talents. When you invest in yourself, it means you value the potential you possess and that you want to create the future you desire. FEES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
This leadership-training program is possible thanks to the generous contributions of philanthropic sponsors and partners, allowing Cape York Leaders Program to offer part-scholarships to all leaders across the Youth, Skilling and Excelling Leadership Phases. As a leader, it is expected that you will commit to contributing the stated course fee payment, and be responsible for meeting your financial obligation. Leaders can either make and upfront payment each year or repayment options can be arranged. As a Leader you will commit to contributing Leader Payments for the calendar year (52 weeks). These payments can be made in either weekly, fortnightly or monthly installments.
You can make payments through two easy methods:
1. Direct bank transfer â€” You can make your
payments by setting up a direct debit system through your bank. This is where your bank will automatically transfer the amount to our Cape York Institute (CYI) account. Contact CYI for the account details.
2. Centrepay â€” You can organise your payments to be made through Centrelink using the CYI bank account details and include our customer reference number, which is CRN: 55 092 121X. Contact CYI for the bank account details.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS PAYMENT SCHEDULE 2018
ORGANISATION COURSE FEES 2018
CYLP INVESTMENT TO SUPPORT YOU •O ver $10,000 worth of personal and professional development, • Access to internationally and nationally trained professionals, • Professional coaching workshop from a personal development coach, • Professional Mentoring support, • 3 days of mentoring training to be a mentor for other Indigenous leaders, • Face-to-face training, • Social-connected learning using online platforms, • Employment support, • Learning workbooks and resources; and • Workshop catering.
CANCELLATION POLICY Plans change. Things happen. We understand and we get it. But if you can’t make it to a workshop or participate fully in the Leadership Program, please email us or call us at least 7 days before the scheduled event workshop date. No refunds will be given after this time-frame... but we will reschedule you into the next available leadership phase workshop.
EXPECTATIONS OF YOU AS A LEADER It is your responsibility to be motivated to attend, participate, and be engaged in the Leaders Program. This Program involves travel, accommodation and time away from home, work and community. Please expect to be away from home and family at different times of the year in order attend training workshops.
As a leader you raise the bar and are responsible for the following; • Organising and arranging your own travel (from community to Cairns and return) to attend training in Cairns
• Organising and arranging your own transport (to and from Cape York Partnership office) to attend training
• Organising and arranging your own meals (when not at training)
STARTS HERE How do I apply?
Read the Brochure carefully
Talk with your employer and family about applying
Understand your commitments and responsibilities of being a CYLP member
Receive approval from your employer
Complete the Application Form
Arrange your accommodation and travel
Receive letter of offer
Travel to destination
Send your Application form to CYLP
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q Is your employer / line manager/ supervisor aware of your desire to raise your own standards and apply? q D oes your employer support you and the commitments required by participation in the Program; including time away and the completion of a workplace project in order to attend training in Cairns?
q D o you have approval to apply to the CYLP Training as part of your employee professional development? q H ave you spoken to your employer about the fees and costs associated with participating? q Is your family aware of your desire to apply? q W ill you be able to organise all your own travel, accommodation, meals, and transfers to attend training in Cairns?
q Are you ready to invest financially in yourself? q H ave you read, completed, and signed your Leadership Application Form?
FURTHER INFORMATION To apply or for further information go to our website capeyorkpartnership.org.au/cylp
DISCLAIMER The Cape York Leaders Program, as a division of Cape York Partnership, provides the content and images provided in this brochure for information purposes only. We make every effort to ensure the information contained within is current and reliable. At the time of publication, the information is accurate and correct.
CONTACT US Cairns Office 302-310 Sheridan Street PO Box 677, Cairns North QLD 4870 Email: CYLPEvents@cyp.org.au Website: capeyorkpartnership.org.au/cylp facebook.com/CYLeadersProgram instagram.com/capeyorkleadersprogram linkedin.com/company/capeyorkpartnership twitter.com @CapeYorkPart
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