Celebrating Reconciliation Week 2023

This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week is to Be A Voice For Generations. It’s a theme that encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways.

The 2023 Reconciliation Week is a special one for Leadership Victoria as it aligns with the launch of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which was held last week at the Koorie Heritage Trust with some of the LV alumni that took the call to create the impactful RAP and the LV board who supported the entire project.

The launched also provided an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the collective effort, input, and wisdom shared by those in the LV alumni Working Group and Focus Groups.  A big thank you to all of these individuals for taking the call (see page 11 for the full list of these amazing humans).

As a collective, we walked along Birrarung Marr which glistened in the afternoon sun and listened to the stories of Aboriginal history. We then made our way into the Koorie Heritage Trust to learn more about the tools used by the Aboriginal Peoples of the Kulin Nation to thrive on this land for more than 60,000 years. Thank you to the Koorie Heritage Trust for a welcoming and thought provoking experience.

*Picture of LV alumni, board members and team walking along the Birrarung Marr 

The launch of the RAP marked an important first step in our journey to support and empower courageous, curious, and purposeful leadership to advance reconciliation in Australia. Not only is the RAP a commitment for Leadership Victoria to make progress on reconciliation but perhaps more importantly, it provides tangible ways for us to be a voice and ally for reconciliation. A voice for generations.

To help support the implementation of the RAP, we are looking for 4-6 LV alumni to form a working group with the LV team, to help us steer our RAP over the next 18 months. If you’re interested, please follow the link to express your interest. We anticipate the forming of a group in July 2023.

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