Disability Leadership Program - Scholarship applications are now closed

In 2023, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Network on Disability partnered to increase the leadership and governance capability of leaders with disability by launching the Disability Leadership Program.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the Disability Leadership Program provides full-fee scholarships to leaders with disability to undertake the Company Directors Course, the Foundations of Directorship course or the Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors program at the AICD. 

Additionally, in order to help maximise professional development opportunities, scholarship holders will also receive a complimentary one-year: 

  • AICD membership  

  • Directorship Opportunities subscription, Australia’s foremost listing platform which provides the widest choices for directorship positions 

To continue to remove the barriers leaders with disability face in achieving executive and board positions, Australian Network on Disability will also be facilitating Leader-to-Leader Conversations. These conversations are to help established directors understand their role in creating an enabling and inclusive environment through the power of storytelling and connection.  

The AICD and Australian Network on Disability are excited to continue this program in 2023 in order to ensure that Australian boards are welcoming and inclusive of people with disability. 

We welcome applicants that reflect the diversity of Australia’s population and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people and women to apply. 

The Disability Leadership Program was launched through our delivery partner, Australian Scholarships Foundation

How to Apply 

100 scholarships are available in the second round of the nationwide Disability Leadership Program. If you, or someone you know, is a leader with disability that would benefit from a DLP scholarship, encourage them to apply using the button below. 

Applications have now closed. Learn more on the scholarship here.


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