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We are committed to providing a platform for, and the increased visibility of, diverse voices.

With varied formats (in-person or virtual; conversation leader or members engaging with each other; learning from experts or exploring viewpoints) there are multiple ways to participate.

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March 29, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Gift A Seat At The Table

Support A Rising Community Leader

Hosted by:
Dianne Jacobs
Sally Leake

March 29, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Assist outstanding individuals through the many benefits of Melbourne Forum.

The Melbourne Forum Fellowship gives the rare opportunity for invited individuals to go on a special development journey that allows them to explore their civic impact, really expand their networks and engage in a different way of learning. It is designed to be inspiring and influential.

The Fellowship gives access to the Melbourne Forum program and draws on the insight and expertise of the membership to develop a solution to a strategic issue with assistance in turning those ideas into action.

These individuals have qualities that set them apart from others.

As with all future nominees for a Fellowship, recipients will be achievers and contributors in the non-profit or community sectors. They are already doing extraordinary things and now want to find new approaches, gain wider sources of inquiry, test strategies and broaden perspectives.

The Focus Is On Civic Impact And Strategic Issues.

Each Fellowship recipient will bring to a Roundtable an issue that is important to their community work. In a relaxed, intimate format, the conversation will draw on the diverse expertise of select members who can add to the discussion their knowledge and experience of the strategic issue, supportively challenge or test assumptions, spark new ideas and point the way for potential actions. Under Chatham House rule and with the intent to learn, a Fellowship Roundtable is a development journey for all in the room. Here are some examples.

There are many ways to support the initiative.

Fellowship places are funded from pledges by members or Director alum, members gifting event credits and funds raised from our digital program. Members wanting to share the joy of Melbourne Forum through supporting this Fellowship program may contribute a discretionary financial amount with the understanding that Melbourne Forum does not have DGR status and that all offers are voluntary, confidential and unconditional.

Members may also offer to share their expertise in a Fellowship Roundtable, be willing to facilitate introductions, become a mentor or provide specific guidance.

Contact Dianne Jacobs, Sally Leake or Lyndall Tenant to explore how you can participate.