LGBTIQ+ Leadership & Advocacy Training

In 2018, Make Change Happen SA through the Human Rights Law Centre will be running South Australia’s first LGBTIQ+ Leadership & Advocacy Training.

This training will be available free of charge, supported by a grant from the Government of South Australia and in-kind support from the Equal Opportunity Commission of South Australia and Shine SA.

Applications for this training have now closed.



This training is tailored to the leadership and advocacy needs of South Australian LGBTIQ+ advocates and will cover:

  1. Campaign strategy: Developing an effective campaign strategy adapted to the needs of the issue
  2. Effective writing skills: Writing persuasive reports, submissions, fact sheets and letters
  3. Media and messaging: How to communicate your key points to the people you need to persuade
  4. Government engagement: Constructive engagement with decision makers
  5. Leadership: Developing your ability to become the leader your community needs


The training will run on the first Tuesday night of each month from June to October 2018:

  • 5 June 2018
  • 3 July 2018
  • 7 August 2018
  • 4 September 2018
  • 2 October 2018


You must:

  • Live in South Australia
  • Identify as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community
  • Be passionate to learn about new advocacy methods and leadership models
  • Be able to commit to attending 5 trainings on the first Tuesday evening of each month in Adelaide starting in June 2018
  • Be able to commit to approximately 4-5 hours of homework each month between sessions, including team meetings
  • Be willing to join a facebook group to communicate with other participants
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Places are limited to 20 LGBTIQ+ advocates.

All eligible applications will be assessed on their individual merits, and with particular consideration to fostering diversity of representatives in the program.

We encourage all individuals to apply, including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; intersex people; people of all ages and genders; and people with disabilities.

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of the selection process by email.