Callout for young leadership program
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Callout for young leadership program

"We aim to offer personal and professional development leadership and mentor programs, and experiences, beyond the on-field ones."

Maccabi NSW board member and youth officer Jodi Velik, who was a Maccabi Australia ambassador at a recent youth leadership forum in Israel.
Maccabi NSW board member and youth officer Jodi Velik, who was a Maccabi Australia ambassador at a recent youth leadership forum in Israel.

A DYNAMIC leadership development program by Maccabi Australia has been launched, aimed at enthusiastic and driven men and women aged between the ages of 18 and 30, who are involved with Maccabi and Jewish sport, either on or off the field.

Susannah Swiatlo, chair of leadership for Maccabi Australia, said the new program – called Maccabi Future LEAD (Learn, Engage, Align, Develop) – will be limited to 15 participants.

Registrations for expressions of interest will remain open until Monday, May 2.

Swiatlo, who established a national leadership committee over the past 18 months, said Maccabi Australia is providing engaging and relevant learning and experiential programs, like Maccabi Future LEAD, “to equip potential future leaders with the skills, confidence, knowledge, and empowerment to take on leadership roles as contributors within the organisation”.

“We aim to offer personal and professional development leadership and mentor programs, and experiences, beyond the on-field ones,” she said.

Of the current leadership committee members, Swiatlo said some participate at the club level, and others are no longer playing sport, yet want to remain involved in Jewish sport, and contribute to Maccabi’s future.

“We have subcommittees involved with Junior Carnival, youth leader engagement and training, a youth council, Maccabi Life, e-games, social sports clubs, and the Maccabi World Union’s Future Leader programs,” she said.

“And I can proudly say one of our aspiring committee members, Jodi Velik, recently returned from a trip to Israel as the inaugural Maccabi Australia ambassador, participating in a five-day Future Leader Forum.”

For the Maccabi Future LEAD program intake, Swiatlo urged families in Maccabi circles in particular, to “look to your family, friends, Maccabi club, or your organisation, and if you know of aspiring young adults who display commitment, enthusiasm and leadership qualities, then register them by completing the nomination form”.

“So we can reach out, connect, and start to build a sustainable, successful future for Maccabi across Australia.”

To obtain a registration form, visit maccabiupdates.com/future-leadership-2022.

For more information about the leadership program, email leadership.mai@maccabi.com.au

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