Skillsbank

What is Skillsbank?

The Skillsbank initiative was founded in 2005 in recognition that our highly skilled and influential alumni could make a big social impact on the capacity of the community and not-for-profit sector. The Leadership WA community is able to give their time, energy, insights and advice in community service on a pro bono basis. The opportunities include board appointments, mentoring, and project support (including business development, strategy development, consultation, and facilitation).
These contributions serve members of community most in need, including not-for-profit organisations, outreach groups, youth initiatives and elder care providers.

Our social impact

Together, we are making a difference to the organisations themselves and the members of community they serve.

The values of Leadership WA are embodied in all that we do and Skillsbank is a means to facilitate our alumni joining us in upholding the values and giving back and investing care for our local and global community.

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“It’s the ultimate brains trust that is uniquely placed to apply best practice advice in a confidential, caring and respectful way, that contributes to our vision and mission.”

– Steve Joske, CSC, Executive Director, Australian Red Cross WA

Featured projects and organisations

Our Alumni have provided time and strategic contributions to many community and not-for-profit organisations, such as:

  • Holyoake
  • The Big Issue
  • Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub WA
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The Conservation Council of Western Australia
  • Technology Assisting Disabilities WA
  • The Bump WA
  • Useful Inc.
  • Eastern Region Domestic Violence Services Network (Koolkuna)
  • Befriend Inc
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA)
  • Fremantle Education Centre

Find out more

To find out more about how you can seek assistance from Skillsbank, please contact Jasmin, Alumni Coordinator, on (+618) 9369 6777 or email Jasmin.Grace@leadershipwa.org.au.

Expression of interest

If you’d like to list an opportunity with our Skillsbank and you represent a Not-for-profit or community organisation, please complete this form.

Do you represent a non-profit or community organisation that could benefit from the assistance and support provided through Skillsbank?

“Leadership WA brings fresh perspectives into our organisation which challenge and provoke the critical thinking and analysis required for continuous improvement. It does this through the eyes of successful leaders from so many different disciplines. It’s the ultimate brains trust that is uniquely placed to apply best practice advice in a confidential, caring and respectful way, that contributes to our vision and mission. Best of all, it is two-way, and our association with Leadership WA builds mutual respect. It gives aspiring leaders an in-depth view of vulnerability and disadvantage in WA, and what actions leaders need to take to redress this moving forward.”

Steve JoskeCSC, Executive Director, Australian Red Cross WA