This first edition of the WELA Intensive Leadership Program regional programs, called the WELA Weekend — Queensland Program 2022 was held in partnership with the Queensland Conservation Council.
The program aimed to address the ways in which women’s crucial leadership can transform our response to the environmental and climate crises that we face, especially in the context of Queensland.
The results of the evaluation indicate that the program has successfully helped develop the confidence of participants to lead in the ways that make sense to them, and increase their sense of influence and ability to advocate for themselves and others.
“WELA helped me build connections and a clearer understanding of how to be impactful in my work. It expanded my mind and confidence that what I do matters and that I can be and do more. Since the program I have expanded my on-ground environmental program work, strengthened my networks and collaborated on new projects. I have also been asked to speak at leadership forums, been invited to represent regional communities in the plan towards decarbonisation and consulted on environmental accounting projects.”
Our fundraising supplements our program running costs to keep prices lower and we provide a range of full and partial scholarships, which you can read about here.
We also don’t want anyone to miss out on applying for our programs for other reasons. If you find working on a computer difficult or face other barriers, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange to talk it through.
Watch this short video from our WELA x Green Music Australia Leadership Intensive designed for musicians to share stories, gain critical skills, and build community at the intersection of environment, climate, system change, and music.