About the Young Leaders Program

CYDA is very excited to launch the first National Youth Disability Leadership Program! This program is completely online and is designed for young people with disability anywhere in Australia, aged 18-25.

We are looking for young people with disability who have aspirations and goals to become future young leaders. No matter what your background or experience is with leadership, this program is for you!

The program is an opportunity to meet new people across the country, develop skills, knowledge, and be introduced to a network of engaged young people! This program will support YOUR leadership ambitions and YOUR skills and interests, whatever they may be!

You will have the opportunity to connect with CYDA, our network and guest facilitators to gain a greater understanding of leadership, identify your leadership goals, develop your leadership values and aspirations, and learn how to implement these skills to bring your ideas into reality! You'll also have access to mentors and tailored support throughout the program.

The Young Leaders Program will be held completely online between early December 2020 and late March 2021. This means you can participate from anywhere in Australia! This long format program will give you the opportunity to build lasting connections and take tangible steps towards your goals, supported by the CYDA team and our network!

For more details about the program, visit https://www.cydayouth.events/young-leaders-program

Details + Costs

Nominations are open for any young person with a disability aged between 18 - 25 in Australia.

We define disability as being inclusive of, but not limited to, neurodivergence, mental illness, intellectual disability, chronic illness, sensory disability, and physical disability.

- The first National Youth Disability Leadership Program is completely free to participate in!

- All components of the Program will be delivered online!

- We are looking for young people with disability who have aspirations and goals to become future young leaders. No matter what your background or experience is with leadership, this program is for you!


Key Dates

The dates of the four Wisdom Weekends are:

- Wisdom Weekend #1 - Sunday 13th December 2020

- Wisdom Weekend #2 - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January 2021

- Wisdom Weekend #3 - Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February 2021

- Wisdom Weekend #4 - Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st March 2021

The first Wisdom Weekend will only take place on Sunday. All other Wisdom Weekends will take place across both Saturday and Sunday. Each day will run for approximately 6 hours with multiple breaks scheduled throughout the day and networking times available.

Exact times will be confirmed closer to the date based on the time zones of participants.

To be selected, young people must be available for all of the above Wisdom Weekend dates as these form a major part of the program. We recommend marking these dates in your calendar!

All other activities and opportunities in between the Wisdom Weekends will be confirmed with the group at times that suit everyone best!!

Nominations are now open and will close on 11:59pm Wednesday 18 November 2020. 

Are you a young person? Click next to nominate yourself!

Accessibility is a core value at CYDA! If you have any questions about online accessibility, the Young Leaders Program, or the nomination form, please contact our Youth Action Team on YouthActionTeam@cyda.org.au
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