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Community-led Responses to Climate Change: Discovering conditions for equity and social justice

Community-led Responses to Climate Change: Discovering conditions for equity and social justice The compounding impacts of climate change has called attention to the importance of community resilience requiring us to rethink how diverse communities are supported to respond. The Menzies Foundation, in collaboration with Collaboration for Impact and Jesuit Social Services, is delighted to announce the release of the […]

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Empowering Youth Leadership: Announcing the 2024 Menzies Foundation Global Voices Fellows

With the aim to shape a new generation of leaders who will drive positive change, strengthen communities, and make a lasting impact on Australian society and the world, Menzies Foundation remains committed to extending the Global Voices reach to a National program. Menzies Foundation in partnership with Global Voices is delighted to announce the appointment of two 2024

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Reflections on the UN Commission on the Status of Women: Empowering Young Australians to Engage in International Diplomacy 

By Kaylee Neil, Menzies Foundation Fellow for the UN Commission on the Status of Women In March 2024, I was supported by the Menzies Foundation to attend the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City as part of my fellowship with Global Voices. I

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The Great Shift: Menzies Foundation’s journey toward Impact Investing

The philanthropic landscape is undergoing a significant transformation, and the Menzies Foundation is leading this change with innovative strides. Over the past two years, the Foundation has undertaken a comprehensive review of its investment strategies, aligning them more closely with its core values. A key component of this strategic shift is the integration of the

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Navigating today’s complex leadership landscape; Dr Thornton accepts challenge

Menzies Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Aiden M. A. Thornton, Leadership Scientist and Management Consultant, as the Menzies Senior Research Fellow in Leadership and Complexity. This appointment, based at the Australian National University in the School of Cybernetics, marks a significant step towards addressing the critical need for research and actionable

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Evolving perspectives sees the Menzies School Leadership Incubator advance

The Menzies School Leadership Incubator, delivered by Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) and powered by the Menzies Foundation, continues to be an example of innovation in building a pipeline of leaders who are equipped and empowered to lead in increasingly challenging and complex settings. The Incubator’s approach to school leadership and improvement is one

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Strengthening Community Resilience; Menzies Foundation partners with Regional Leadership Collective

Working with an outstanding group of collaboration partners, the Menzies Foundation is committed to developing a systemic approach to citizen leadership and community resilience. Exploring the culture infrastructure and capability platform to build resilience and new ways of thinking, this focus will inform the development of governance and capital flows to support the agency and

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Purpose-Driven leadership takes centre stage: Menzies Foundation engages Leadership Specialist for new podcast series

In addition to the already established Menzies Leadership Forum podcast series, the Menzies Foundation has formed a dynamic partnership with renowned leadership specialist, Peter Collins of Collins Leadership to launch a series of thought-provoking podcasts based on the belief that leaders need expert assistance and grounded advice to successfully lead teams through unpredictable and challenging

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Redefining Leadership in the Modern Era: Menzies Foundation embark on journey with Economist Impact

Fostering a more collaborative and effective leadership paradigm both in Australia and Asia, Menzies Foundation proudly unveils its engagement with Economist Impact, an initiative aimed at exploring traditional notions of leadership across sectors. Under the banner of “Learning, Communicating, and the End of the Autocratic Leader,” this work seeks to explore and promote a new

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