Regional Alumni Workshop 2022

Leading and Inspiring Meaningful Change…

Change Leadership is the ability to influence and inspire action in others and respond with vision and agility during growth, disruption, or uncertainty to bring about the needed change.

The challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic – such as shifting to remote work arrangements, creative new and improving systems for service delivery, pivoting program approaches – highlighted the need for leaders to be effective at managing and inspiring change. Australia Awards alumni from South Asia & Mongolia have demonstrated their ability to lead and inspire change in their respective countries, sectors, and organisations.

We are calling Australia Awards alumni from Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to share with us their success stories of leadership and change.

Up to 50 alumni leaders and change makers with the best success stories will be supported to attend the 2022 Regional Alumni Workshop (RAW) in Colombo, Sri Lanka in June 2022.

The RAW is a great opportunity for alumni and change makers to present their work, share their experiences and successes with fellow alumni formally and informally, and build and strengthen relevant professional networks across the region by establishing Communities of Practice. This extends the alumni experience beyond national boundaries and offers an enhanced professional development aspect to alumni engagement.

Applications are now open and close on 28 February 2022.

Applications are now open

Applications for the Regional Alumni Workshop 2022 will close 28 February 2022.

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Major activities during the Regional Alumni Workshop 2022 will be:

  • interactive sessions on leading, communicating, and inspiring change
  • an innovation tour where alumni will visit development innovations in Sri Lanka (some initiated by Australian alumni) and engage with change makers. This may also include a virtual tour of innovations in other countries; and
  • networking events.

To apply for the RAW 2022, complete the online application by 28 February 2022.


Who can apply

Application are open to Australia Awards alumni from Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Applicants must submit the application form online along with stories of leadership/ change management and successes. The stories should focus on the development contributions of alumni, change management and people-to-people (or institutional) links with Australia, facilitated by alumni or alumni groups.

How it works

Alumni submit their complete application form on or before 28 February 2022. These applications will be assessed and the top 5-10 entries from each country will be invited to attend the Regional Alumni Workshop held in the week of 13 June 2022 in Colombo.

Next steps

Selected participants will attend a three-day Regional Alumni Workshop in the week of 13 June 2022 in Colombo. During the Workshop, a competition will take place where participants will present their ideas for change. Winner(s) of the competition will be offered further processional development opportunities.

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