Future Strategic Leaders' Committee: Call for Expressions of Interest

03 Jul 2018 10:24 AM | Anonymous

Interested in joining the Future Strategic Leaders' Program Committee?
The Institute for Regional Security (IFRS) is calling for expressions of interest to join the 2018/19 Future Strategic Leaders' Program (FSLP) Committee.

About us
The FSLP Committee is a group of young professionals, including students, engaged and/or working in the national security community with a strong interest in developing the professional skills of the next generation of Australia’s national security leaders. The role of the FSLP Committee is to assist in the planning and organising of events in support of IFRS. The program consists of seminars, retreat-style congresses, social networking functions, careers advice, and other special events, with opportunities to engage with senior Australian national security officials and leaders.

Our search
We are looking for a number of volunteers, from big thinkers with ideas for the future, to those who are interested in actioning things, managing events and implementing ideas. Time commitments can vary from 1-10 hours a week depending on the portfolio and the time of year.
We currently have availabilities in the following subcommittees:
• Outreach sub-committee
• Research and Ideas sub-committee 
• Events & Networking sub-committee

For more information on roles and sub-committees, click here.

Our expectations
Sub-committee members – including sub-committee leads – will need to attend meetings of their particular sub-committee, and executive meetings where relevant, and assist in the organising of events in their portfolio as required. They will also be expected to regularly attend FSLP and IFRS events more broadly, assist with other sub-committees' work when necessary, engage and network with other members of the FSLP committee, and represent the IFRS in a professional manner at all events.

So you know
Once you have submitted your expression of interest, it will be screened for shortlisting by current committee members. Shortlisted nominees will then be invited to attend an FSLP Meet & Greet (date/time to be advised). The final result will be advised in the days following the Meet & Greet.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive committee of volunteers that reflects the diverse nature of the Australian community and supports new ideas and ways of thinking . We encourage people of all gender identities and religions and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds not only to attend and participate in our events, but also apply to join the FLSP committee when vacancies arise.

It is also expected that successful candidates will take out standard membership with IFRS.

Over to you

To express your interest, please register your details here.

Additionally, please submit the following:
1.) A half page expression of interest outlining:
• your motivation for joining the FSLP committee;
• your suitability for the role;
• your experience with the FLSP;
• the level of commitment you can contribute, and
• which portfolios you are interested in (up to 3 in order of preference).

2.) A short biography/CV (up to 1 page) outlining your professional and educational experience.
These documents must be submitted to fslp@ifrs.org.au by COB Thursday 12 July 2018.