LOCALS with a disability and a passion to be a leader are being encouraged to apply for a scholarship with the Disability Leadership Institute.
“I am conscious that our disability employment rankings have remained largely unchanged for several decades,” Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said.
‘‘People with a disability continue to struggle to obtain employment and the numbers of disability leaders remains static.”
Mr Walsh said the Disability Leadership Institute courses are targeting rural and regional Victorians and all elements can be undertaken at home.
“I’m hoping this will create strong local interest,” he said.
The Disability Leadership Institute is helping to change the way leadership is understood because it recognises that disability leadership is a specific discipline that requires its own specialised methods of development and nurturing
The Building Disability Leaders project is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services as part of its transition to NDIS.
Expressions of interest are now being taken at disabilityleaders.com.au