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THE Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Com­pany Di­rec­tors is pleased to an­nounce that Caloundra’s An­gela Miles is one of the re­cip­i­ents of the 2017 Queens­land Not-for-Profit Schol­ar­ships pro­gram.

There were 20 schol­ar­ships on of­fer for Queens­land di­rec­tors to un­der­take one of the AICD’s highly re­spected Not-for-Profit cour­ses.

In her role as Man­ager of STEPS Char­ity where she sup­ports young adults with a dis­abil­ity, An­gela fo­cuses on pro­vid­ing skills-based train­ing to stu­dents fac­ing bar­ri­ers due to dis­abil­ity.

AICD Queens­land State Man­ager Me­lanie Mayne-Wilson said the schol­ar­ship pro­gram aimed to sup­port di­rec­tors in the Not-for-Profit sec­tor.

“We were over­whelmed with more than 50 high-qual­ity ap­pli­ca­tions, but An­gela stood out be­cause of her in­spir­ing ded­i­ca­tion to im­prov­ing gov­er­nance for this newly-formed or­gan­i­sa­tion,” she said.

“It was clear from An­gela’s ap­pli­ca­tion that she has a real pas­sion for work­ing with the Caloundra com­mu­nity, as well as an un­wa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing young adults with a dis­abil­ity.

“Two-thirds of the AICD’s 41,000-strong mem­ber­ship play some role in the not-for-profit sec­tor, so im­prov­ing and en­sur­ing the long-term gov­er­nance of this vi­tal sec­tor is a real fo­cus for the In­sti­tute,” Ms Mayne-Wilson said.

An­gela said she was thrilled to have won a Not-for-Profit schol­ar­ship, and looked for­ward to tak­ing the world-class gov­er­nance learn­ings and putting them into prac­tice.

“This course is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for me to fur­ther de­velop my lead­er­ship skills,” An­gela said.

“I feel proud to be granted the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in such an ex­cel­lent course for di­rec­tors in Aus­tralia.

“It will also as­sist me in de­vel­op­ing a sus­tain­able fundrais­ing pro­gram for STEPS and in build­ing a deeper un­der­stand­ing of the fu­ture cor­po­rate gov­er­nance re­quire­ments of a char­ity.

“I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to spend­ing time with lead­er­ship peers, shar­ing ideas and ex­pe­ri­ences and seek­ing new ways to im­prove out­comes for lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions.”


LEAD­ER­SHIP SKILLS: An­gela Miles is one of the re­cip­i­ents of the 2017 Queens­land Not-for-Profit Schol­ar­ships pro­gram.

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