Fulbright Forum: Australia’s Fulbright Leadership Development Program: Supporting Alumni to Generate Systems Change

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Date(s) - 11/03/22
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Thursday, November 3rd at 6pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Friday, November 4th at 9:00am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) 

Friday, November 4th at 8:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


In June 2022, 33 Fulbright alumni participated in Australia’s inaugural Leadership Development Program. Led by the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association (AFAA), in collaboration with Fulbright Australia and the University of Technology Sydney, the program was designed to: (i) enhance the impact of the Fulbright experience and strengthen alumni connections and collaborations; (ii) foster the exchange of ideas and challenge and inspire participants to perform at their highest level professionally (iii) support alumni to develop renewed strategies for creating positive social change.

This presentation will outline why and how we developed the program; the adult learning methods employed; the ideas that participants developed for individual and collective implementation; and stories of implementation and change. Issues and opportunities for future iterations will be discussed.

Participation: This forum will be in a Zoom Meeting format. Attendees can share their screen, unmute and engage in discussion.

Website: https://fulbrightalumni.org.au/Leadership-Development


Distinguished Prof John Adams

Prof Adams has over 25 years’ experience researching, teaching, mentoring and providing academic leadership in universities in public health, health services research and health social science with a focus upon self-care, primary health care, prevention, wellbeing and health maintenance. Jon’s extensive research program includes focus upon healthy ageing, rural and remote and urban health, urban design, patients’ experiences of living with a range of chronic conditions (including stroke, depressive disorders, dementia, cancer, type 2 diabetes and a range of other cardiovascular conditions), partnering with culturally and linguistically diverse populations as well as indigenous communities to help improve health and ensure health care is patient-centred and culturally grounded and appropriate. In 2019 Jon was the first ever Fulbright Australia Senior Scholarship awarded exclusively on Integrative health care (exploring care for vulnerable/priority populations).



Dr Iain Butterworth

Trained in community psychology, Iain has extensive experience working within and across government, higher education, and the community sectors. Iain supports planners to work with researchers and communities to build partnerships that can identify how well places ‘work’, and for whom; where the gaps are; and how to make them more liveable for everyone. Iain also supports partners to evaluate plans and strategies for their wider community impact. A Fulbright Scholar in 2003-4 and 2017, Iain has expertise in the WHO Healthy Cities program. He was also an Urban Scholar with the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme, from 2017-2021. Iain helped to establish the Victorian Liveability research program led by RMIT University’s Healthy Liveable Cities Group.




Angela Heise M.A.

Angela Heise develops personal and organisational potential and supports the growth of highly productive individuals and teams in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing world. A Fulbright Scholar to UC Berkeley in 1986-7, Angela strengthens leaders in the areas of emotional, social and cultural intelligence competencies and teaches people in organisations of all sizes how to balance task effectiveness with building trust and rapport, combine results-orientation with empathy, and distinguish between management and leadership. Angela helps her clients evolve their interpersonal skills as well as their creative thinking skills, so they can impact positively not only on those around them but lead happy and fulfilled lives. Drawing on her broad work experience, which she gathered on five continents, Angela combines her vast practical coaching and training knowledge with her skill of living in many different countries and her extensive studies of human consciousness and behaviour.



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