Our April 2023 LeadAbility cohort have graduated, and what an exceptional group of leaders they are!

On their final experience day, our cohort presented their Community Projects, which are initiatives aimed at positively impact the lives of people with disability.

  • Project 1: A poster resource to educate the public on the appropriate use of accessible bathrooms and facilities, based on the ACROD campaign 'This Bay is Someone's Day'. 
  • Project 2: A visual guide on how to purchase a ticket at a train station, to increase the confidence and independence of people with disability.
  • Project 3: A First Responders Communications Resource (FRCR) using a Communication Board. The future scope of this resource could significantly reduce the anxiety and frustration often experienced by people with a disability when seeking medical support.

Thank you to our Mentors who generously donated their time, insights and support to our cohort throughout their LeadAbility journey and Community Projects; Jess Karlsson, Danielle Loizou-Lake and Dawn McAleenan GAICD!

Dr Katrina Stratton PhD, MBA Member for Nedlands, addressed the cohort on behalf of Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA. Dr Stratton encouraged the graduating cohort to lead from wherever they are, and pursue their passions with purpose. She highlighted that leadership is a lifelong journey and congratulated them on their ever-evolving pursuit and commitment in advocating for meaningful change.

Congratulations to our Valedictorian, Kelly Campbell, CoDesign Member at Shelter WA, who delivered a moving speech thanking her fellow cohort.

We look forward to seeing what each and every graduate goes on to accomplish, and warmly welcome them into the Leadership WA Community of Practice network.

Thank you to the Department of Communities WA (Disability Services) for generously supporting the LeadAbility Course. Applications for September are now open.