Lutheran Care is proud to be the Principal Sponsor of the 2023 Australian Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness, with the inaugural event taking place in Adelaide this November.
Led by Canada-based academic, social justice advocate and ‘edutainer’ Iain De Jong, in partnership with the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness, the academy is renowned internationally for developing leadership capabilities in individuals working to end homelessness.
Lutheran Care’s sponsorship of this event demonstrates its commitment to ending homelessness, on top of its support of the Advance to Zero campaign (through the Toward Home Alliance), a national movement working to end homelessness.
“Lutheran Care is honoured to be part of this nationwide leadership learning experience,” Lutheran Care Chief Executive Officer Rohan Feegrade said.
“If we are unified, ambitious and innovative, while using lived experience together with highly accredited research to drive our approach, I firmly believe the issue of homelessness is solvable.
“The Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness has proven results overseas and I am confident it will deliver results for emerging and existing leaders, empowering individuals and organisations with the necessary tools to lead the way towards ending homelessness in Australia.”
The intensive three-day academy is designed to equip leaders with a better understanding of their individual leadership style, while also exploring principles, practices and models to help them guide their organisation and the wider sector. It also gives participants opportunities to create new networks and collaborations across Australia.
Mr De Jong is OrgCode Consulting’s President and CEO, and founded the Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness in 2015. He has almost 30 years’ experience responding to homelessness in leadership positions across the non-profit, government and private sectors. He is recognised as an industry leader for his work with reorganising shelters and street outreach programs, as well as his leadership development and coaching.
Since its establishment, the Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness has been empowering participants to make a significant impact in their communities. More than 800 leaders in Canada and the United States have taken part and over 90 per cent of them reported the program has made a difference in their progress in preventing, reducing and ending homelessness.
The inaugural Australian Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness will be held in Adelaide from November 13 to 16.
To find out more and to register for the academy, visit www.aaeh.org.au/leadership-academy