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Call for Expressions of Interest: Health Promotion Leadership & Governance Pilot #2 – March 2024

AHPA is seeking members to participate in the second pilot of the Health Promotion Leadership and Governance Program.

This exciting opportunity is limited to ten (10) program participants.

The second pilot of the Health Promotion Leadership and Governance Program will be delivered over a six-month period commencing July 2024.

Leadership pilot 2

AHPA calls for highly committed members who want to develop leadership and governance capabilities, and have a strong interest in service and giving back to the health promotion sector.

We seek people interested in participating in structured experiences designed to accelerate active leadership and governance participation in AHPA and in their workplaces and communities. Participants will develop knowledge, skills and capacity to lead and govern for health promotion, particularly through the Association Board, Branches and Committees. 

Course activities include:

  • Self-paced online learning modules
  • Peer group meetings/workshops (approx. 6), including guest speaker presentations
  • Reading and reflective practice
  • Observation of and participation in AHPA meetings (e.g. Board, Working Group, Committees)
  • Completing a project under the auspices of an AHPA working group and/or committee
  • Mentorship/executive shadowing with an AHPA Board Director and/or Working Group/Committee Chair.

Course outcomes

  • Leadership and governance knowledge and skills, particularly regarding advocacy, partnerships and systems change
  • Understanding self as leader, including self-awareness, leadership style and learning
  • Enhanced professional network
  • Understanding the governance, roles and responsibilities of a professional association
  • Understanding the legal and ethical responsibilities of being an AHPA Board Director.

Course timeline


Course content*


Onboarding and introductions


Module 1: Good Governance


Module 2: Ethical Leadership


Module 3: Effective Advocacy


Module 4: Strategic Communication


Evaluation and wrap

* This reflects the content of the first pilot and is subject to change based on the pilot evaluation


AHPA is committed to building the professional capacity of members and providing responsible and sustainable governance, management and leadership. Further, the Association supports the development of consistent competencies for health promotion practice nationally. This pilot provides members opportunities to develop their governance and leadership capability, and experience what it is like to be part of a working Board, Working Group or Committee. Participation contributes to the development of key health promotion competencies.

Leadership is a designated competency for health promotion practice as defined in the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) Core Competencies and Professional Standards for Health Promotion.

The second pilot follows the successful delivery of the inaugural pilot over August 2023-March 2024. AHPA is committed to running a second pilot in 2024 in order to refine the course content, materials and processes. The two pilots will be evaluated, with the aim of making the course available nationally from 2025 onwards.


AHPA is investing significantly in this program. Participation in the pilot is free of charge to participants, pending course completion. Participants who do not complete the course will be charged a fee to cover the cost to AHPA of delivering the course.

We acknowledge the support of the Australian Government to develop and pilot the program as part of the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Program Grant 2022-2025.


Applications are invited from AHPA members who meet the following criteria:

  • A full, financial, individual (non-student) member for a minimum of 2 years
  • An early-mid career professional, generally with six to ten years’ experience working in health promotion
  • commit to participating in the entire Program, including attending all sessions and engaging in all course activities
  • commit to maintenance of AHPA membership
  • agree to make a contribution to AHPA activities either via project-based work or representation on Board/Working Group/Committee, for at least 12 months post-program – details to be negotiated with AHPA at course commencement
  • have the support of their employer to participate.

Expression of Interest (EOI) form

To express interest in participating in the course, please complete the EOI form here.

The closing date for EOIs is Friday 31st May 2024.

EOIs will be reviewed by a selection panel. The panel may choose to accept all, some or none of the EOIs. Applicants may be contacted to provide further information. The decision of the panel is final.

AHPA commits to notifying all applicants of the outcome of their EOI by the end of June 2024.

Please direct all questions to the AHPA Secretariat via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 1300 857 796.

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