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Bankwest Foundation / AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education - Strategic Development Program for Not-For-Profit Organisations (WA) - 2019



Bankwest Foundation Community Leader Scholarship Program

AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education - Strategic Development Program for Not-for-Profit Organisations (WA intake) - 2019

The Bankwest Foundation and the AIM WA UWA Business School Executive Education support the ASF initiative to enhance the management and accountability of not-for-profit organisations by partnering with us to offer up to ten 100% scholarships for those living in WA and working for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia to attend the Strategic Development Program for Not-for-Profit Organisations in November 2019.

Scholarship Overview

The Strategic Development Program for Not-for-Profit Organisations program (SDP-4-NFP) has been developed from well-researched foundation principles of how not-for-profit organisations need to configure their business models and shape their corporate strategy to address the challenges of what is now a dynamic and more uncertain environment. This three-day program applies theory and industry best practice to the organisational realities of the participants.


The Need for the SDP-4-NFP Program


The SDP-4-NFP program was developed in response to a recognition that the management of a not-for-profit organisation is a highly challenging and demanding task environment, and that the unique nature of these enterprises requires a balancing of social and economic objectives. Changes to government policy and community attitudes towards charitable activities have created a more turbulent and uncertain future of many NFP organisations. 


The program has been designed in response to this changing regulatory and funding environment experienced by the NFP sector. It focuses on how NFP organisations can maintain their primary objectives whilst increasing their resilience and independence from public funding.


The SDP-4-NFP program is different from most other strategic management programs because it is tailored to the particular requirements of the NFP sector.


Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:

  • Identify additional and diverse income streams for their context 
  • Create a fit for purpose leadership approach 
  • Evaluate impact and make strategic decisions in relation to: 
    • government policies and legal environments
    • competitive market dynamics 
    • financial sustainability 
    • community contributions to your organisation 
    • social responsibility 
    • ethical objectives


Who Will Benefit:

This program is aimed at board members, senior managers and CEOs from NFP organisations.



Duration: 3 days

Date: Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm AWST each day

Location: AIM WA Floreat - 76 Birkdale Street, Floreat WA 6014

Scholarship Inclusions:


There is 10x 100% scholarships available to those living in WA and working for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia. The scholarships are valued at $2,860 each and cover all associated course fees.


The successful candidate (or their supporting NFP organisation) will be required to cover travel and/or accommodation (if necessary) to attend the course in Perth.


Important Dates:

Applications open Thursday 4 April 2019
Applications close Tuesday 28 May 2019
Scholarship awarded by Thursday 27 June 2019
Course start date Monday 11 November 2019

Please reserve important dates in your calendar.


Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • live in WA and work for a charitable not-for-profit organisation based in Western Australia
  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • fulfill ASF's general eligibility requirements available on our FAQ's page
  • hold a senior management or board role within their organisation

Your employing organisation must:

  • be an ACNC registered charity or NFP incorporated association
  • provide a program or service that supports people living in Western Australia
  • not support activities that could be considered discriminatory, political, or religious advocacy or activism in any way

Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply.


Scholar Surveys:

All applicants (regardless of the outcome of their application) may be asked to complete a series of surveys about their expected and realised learnings (once before and on a few occasions after the course). Your survey responses will help us to quantify the impact of our scholarships and will help attract funding for education and training for the NFP sector in the future. Your feedback is extremely valuable to the work we do and by completing these surveys you'll be making an important contribution to the future of ASF and the NFP sector overall.


More Information:


For more information about the program, click here. For program queries, please contact AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education directly. If you need assistance with the scholarship application process, please contact ASF via



Application Process:

To apply, simply click 'APPLY NOW' and follow the prompts to create (or log into) your profile page, upload an endorsement letter and complete an online scholarship application.

Need help completing your online application? Download instructions for Creating a Profile Page and Making an Application.

Applications for Strategic Development Program for Not-for-Profit Organisations close Tuesday 28 May, 2019 at 5pm AWST.



About the Bankwest Foundation

The Bankwest Foundation was established in 2013 with a mission to improve the well-being of Australians by enabling the implementation of significant and meaningful community initiatives in Western Australia and nationally. In September 2014, Bankwest launched their partnership with the Australian Scholarships Foundation, which provides ongoing support and educational opportunities to not-for-profit sector workers living and working in Western Australia.


About AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education

The AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education joint venture brings the best of both worlds to the professional development of senior individuals and teams within your organisation. Western Australia’s most prestigious university, combined with the state’s leading leadership and management thought leader and training provider, form a powerful combination. The academic research rigor of UWA compliments the practical, performance focus of the AIM WA. Both organisations strive to empower individual and organisational development and performance.

Selection Criteria
The Scholarship is awarded jointly by ASF, AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education and the Bankwest Foundation to applicants who are Australian citizens or permanent residents employed by a charitable not-for-profit organisation and whose completion of the program would, in ASF's view, benefit their employing NFP organisation. Selection is based on the applicant meeting AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education's entry requirements for the nominated program and written endorsement from the respective charitable organisation. Applicants must also be living and working in Western Australia to be eligible for this scholarship.
Closing Date : 28/05/2019
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