Sync Leadership Training for Leaders with Disability
The Australia Council invited applications from Australian cultural leaders and influencers with disability to participate in an intensive leadership development residency 22-26 October 2014.
The Sync Leadership residency was presented by Jo Verrent, a UK based artist, producer and consultant with disability who specialises in the development of diversity and access, currently Senior Producer with Unlimited (weareunlimited.org.uk).
Jo Verrent is the co-founder of Sync – syncleadership.co.uk/ and its sister programme in the south-east syncsoutheast.co.uk/. Sync is a training program that focuses on the interplay between leadership and disability. It provides fresh perspectives and also challenges deep seated thinking about leadership and disability. Designed to be radically different to any other training program for people with disability, it takes its inspiration and name from syncopation – the emphases on an unusually un-emphasised beat.
The proposal aligns with the Australia Council Disability Action Plan (DAP) leadership goal, to explore the development of a leadership training program for artists and arts workers with disability (2014).