The Yorga Djenna Bidi Aboriginal Women's Leadership Program is designed for Aboriginal women:
The objectives of the Yorga Djenna Bidi Aboriginal Women's Leadership Program are to:
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 confidence 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 four 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.
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Based on the latest health advice, the State Government has outlined an overarching mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all applicants and visitors to be fully vaccinated.
All information regarding applications for the 2022 Yorga Djenna Bidi Aboriginal Leadership Program are outlined in the Applicant Information Handbook.
Please read the Applicant Information Package before applying.
Sherrie explains why Yorga Djenna Bidi?
Sheliah shares on her very first day of Yorga Djenna Bidi
Roslyn tells us what she is excited about on her first day of Yorga Djenna Bidi
Erin lets us know what she is looking forward to in the Yorga Djenna Bidi program
Paulette shares the first course for Aboriginal Women
Jess tells us - why Yorga Djenna Bidi
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 148 Kwopertok Yorga Alumni which will grow to more with each cohort.
Chair: Taliah Payne
Please email Alumni@waali.org.au for more information regarding the Kwopertok Yorga Alumni events and workshops.
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.
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.
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