Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) Leadership Programs are transformational for women who want to accelerate positive change for our environment and climate. We empower people to identify their own approach to leadership, and to recognise and step into their power to influence.
Designed by and for women and gender-diverse people working for and committed to tackling climate change, the WELA program for Victorian Local Government is a new opportunity based on the successful WELA National Leadership Program and developed in partnership with the Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA).
The program will bring together 18 women and gender diverse people for a 3 day, 3 night leadership development program in Victoria, plus two online sessions.
We can build strong relationships and work collaboratively across the sector to create the change that we want to see in the world
WELA is an incredible group of leaders, supporters, educators and champions of women, whether that is in a traditional paid or volunteered workspace.
I have gained some incredible skills in management styles, leadership strategies an understandings of and how some of the work challenges we face today evolved and how to apply practical solutions to solve these challenges.
WELA is a life-changing opportunity, for you our environment and for future generations.
“This is a decade where we need to upskill ourselves, be connected together and collaborate to achieve and address the key challenges of our time. The WELA program helps us by skilling us up, connecting us and really being alive to the contribution that we as women are uniquely placed to make for this particular decade and beyond.”
“My WELA sisters have been with me as I navigate life in parliament and post-politics. The facilitators and various cohorts have formed such a strong and supportive community. It is the kind of love and inspiration that keeps each of us paying it forward as activists.”
“It is fantastic to stake stock, one year since my WELA fellowship. To recognise the Council policy and funding implementation wins we have had that WELA gave me the ambition and boldness to strive for. As well as the support systems and campaign collaborations that have been set up to further deep and long term life affirming change. I went from doubting myself and feeling paralysed by overwhelm and frayed by the diversity of issues, to focus my campaign strategy and actions. I’ve also been able to recognise my unique and genuine gifts as a leader.”
The WELA program helped me understand how we are an ecosystem of passionate people, each with unique gifts and unique roles to play. We don’t need to do it alone – we are doing it together!
Since completing the program I have been recruited into a management position inside local government. The program gave me the confidence to understand how my skill set is useful to our sector, freed me from my limiting self talk and allowed me to take that next step in my career and for our environment.
WELA is empowering and supporting women’s leadership for our environment, and transforming Australia’s response to the climate and environment crises.
In partnership with Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA) and supported by Victorian local government, this program is designed to develop your skills, self-reflection, support and networks to take the next steps in your leadership for a better future.
The WELA program for local government will take place from Tuesday May 23th at 5pm to Friday May 26th 2023 at 4pm AEST.