Leadership Illawarra Program

The Illawarra Connection is proud to partner with Sydney Business School, RDA Illawarra and JCI Illawarra to deliver the Leadership Illawarra Program. The program aims to produce inspired and well-connected people who will strengthen and lead our region into the future.

The Leadership Illawarra Program will start the fifth cohort in January 2021.  Participants not only learn leadership skills, extend their regional networks and make career boosting connections, but they also experience improved self-confidence, undertake self-reflection and experience growth and change as individuals.  In a nut-shell, they become more well-rounded future leaders in the Illawarra community.

RDA Illawarra manages the Program and have partnered with the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong and The Illawarra Connection to provide a program that will produce inspired and well-connected visionaries who will lead our region into the future. ​

The two-year program provides business leaders as mentors, includes one-day master classes, adaptive leadership coaching in leading teams, emotional intelligence, individual coaching, as well as site visits to organisations such as Atlassian and Parliaments of Australia & NSW. Participants can gain credit points towards a degree program at the Sydney Business School, simply by being a part of the program and completing an optional assessment task. ​​

Visit Leadership Illawarra Program website for further information.

The Illawarra Connection supports the Program in a number of ways, including providing a scholarship place in the programme.The scholarship has only been made available to a member, or an employee of a member, of The Illawarra Connection.

For the 2021 cohort, TIC will also partly funded (50%) of a second scholarship, for a TIC member who is self-funding their participation.

In addition, the following scholarships are also available:

University of Wollongong Sydney Business School - applicant affected by recent Bushfires and COVID-19

RDA Illawarra - General Community applicant.

List of previous TIC scholarship recipients

Applications for the 2021 intake close 1 November 2021.

For more information about the program please see the Leadership Illawarra Program website.