Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute

INSPIRING Aboriginal leaders of today and tomorrow

INSPIRING Aboriginal leaders of today and tomorrow

INSPIRING Aboriginal leaders of today and tomorrowINSPIRING Aboriginal leaders of today and tomorrowINSPIRING Aboriginal leaders of today and tomorrow

Yorga Djenna Bidi Aboriginal Women's Leadership Program

The Yorga Djenna Bidi Aboriginal Women's Leadership Program is designed for Aboriginal women:

  • with a desire to influence, lead and generate change
  • with a clear personal vision and purpose
  • who want to work collaboratively in their own leadership development and the development of others

The objectives of the Yorga Djenna Bidi Aboriginal Women's Leadership Program are to:

  • develop leadership capacity for Aboriginal and wider community benefit
  • facilitate meaningful and positive inter-cultural interactions.

The Yorga Djenna Bidi Aboriginal Women's Leadership Program brings together Aboriginal women across different cultures, ages, occupations, leadership experiences and education levels to build skills, gain confidene and build networks.  The Program is facilitated with the support and guidance of Aboriginal elders, Kwopertok Yorga Alumni and WAALI Ambassadors.


The Program is open to all women from all Aboriginal and Torres Strait backgrounds.


The Program, involves 4 modules of leadership development over a five month period.  The modules combine the best of successful group leadership programs and draws on best practice leadership modules.  Cultural content and context is interwoven through the program design and delivery.


All modules must be completed to ensure graduation.  There is also the requirement to complete program activities prior to and after each module.


For more information please watch this video thanks to the support of Chevron Australia:

 https://australia.chevron.com/news/2018/waali-graduates 

Yorga Djenna Bidi Application Information Package

All information regarding applications for the 2019 Yorga Djenna Bidi Aboriginal Leadership Program are outlined in the Applicant Information Package. 


Please read the Applicant Information Package before applying.

Our Major Program Sponsor

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Kwopertok Yorga Alumni

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Kwopertok Yorga Alumni

All graduates of the Yorga Djenna Bidi Program automatically join the Kwopertok Yorga Alumni.


The Kwopertok Yorga (Noongar for beautiful women) Alumni are represented by the Kwopertok Yorga Alumni Working Group who plan and facilitate ongoing leadership and personal development opportunities for Kwopertok Yorga Alumni.


WAALI is thrilled to have more than 113 Kwopertok Yorga Alumni which will grow to more with each cohort.



Kwopertok Yorga Alumni

Co Chairs:      Mikayla King and Danni Cameron

Members:       Jodie Wyatt

                       Narelle Thorne

                       Yvonne Daddow

                       Sara Miller Dyer

                       Jordin Payne

                       Nicole Velkoski


Please email Alumni@waali.org.au for more information regarding the Kwopertok Yorga Alumni events and workshops.


Testimonials

Danielle Cameron - 2018

The Yorga Djenna Bidi program is a unique Leadership opportunity that takes you on a journey.  It celebrates each individuals strengths, incorporates our culture, while acknowledging the different roles that each of us walk in daily whether it be work, home or in the community.  

Mikayla King - 2016

 In 2016, I completed the pilot Yorga Djenna Bidi. This program has been extremely influential in my life and has developed my personal and professional capacity.