Applications Now Open for the 2023 Emerging Leaders Scholarships

12 Oct 2023 2:28 PM | Sarah Gamble (Administrator)

The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the 2023 Emerging Leaders Scholarships, an opportunity for aspiring association professionals to advance their careers and contribute to the future of the industry.

In partnership with the Adelaide Convention Centre, AuSAE is committed to nurturing the next generation of association leaders. The Emerging Leaders Scholarship program provides fantastic education opportunities for association professionals to enhance their leadership skills, expand their knowledge, and engage in collaborative learning alongside peers from diverse backgrounds and industries.

The program brings together a dynamic group of emerging association executives to explore contemporary topics and challenges shaping the association sector today and, in the years, to come.

AuSAE's CEO, Toni Brearley, says, "We are proudly investing in a new generation of future association leaders to challenge, explore, and set new benchmarks in innovation and association management.”

“Our program is designed to encourage education and professional growth among emerging association executives, contributing to a strong and robust association sector for the future."

Martin Radcliffe, General Manager, Adelaide Convention Centre adds, “Adelaide Convention Centre is proud to continue our partnership with AuSAE on this important initiative. As our past support has demonstrated, we’re committed to advancing professional development within the association sector, and proud to support and empower the next generation of association industry leaders.

The Association sector is a major contributor to the business events industry. Association conferences and exhibitions provide a critical platform for knowledge transfer and collaboration, helping elevate and imagine the future of their respective industries.”

The scholarships are open to current employees of non-for-profit organisations and associations with less than three years of association management experience, who reside and work in Australia and have demonstrated attributes of a future leader in the association sector. Further eligibility details can be found in the application process.

Applications for the 2023 Emerging Leaders Scholarships are now being accepted and will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, 27 October 2023.

To apply and for more information about the Emerging Leaders Scholarships, please visit our website or contact us at

This is your chance to be a part of the future of association leadership. Apply now and join us in Canberra for the 2023 ACE Conference and Exhibition, where you will gain valuable insights, build lasting connections, and contribute to the growth and innovation of the association sector.

About AuSAE:

The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) is a leading organisation dedicated to empowering professionals in the association sector. Its mission is to foster excellence and innovation in association management by providing education, networking opportunities, and resources to association executives and industry leaders across Australia and New Zealand. AuSAE plays a pivotal role in the association sector by serving as a hub for knowledge sharing, best practices, and collaboration among professionals working in non-profit organisations and associations.

About Adelaide Convention Centre:

Adelaide Convention Centre is South Australia’s home of business events and enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s most modern, versatile and technologically advanced meetings and events venues. With a strong dedication to fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration, the Centre has consistently hosted events, conferences and initiatives aimed at empowering association professionals. Through strategic partnerships and a focus on delivering high-quality educational content, Adelaide Convention Centre has become a hub for innovation and skill enhancement in the association industry. Its unwavering commitment to supporting professional development and education reflects its belief in the critical role that well-trained and informed professionals play in shaping the future of associations and their impact on various sectors and communities.

The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

Australian Office:
Address: Unit 6, 26 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia
Free Call: +61 1300 764 576
Phone: +61 7 3268 7955

New Zealand Office:
Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Phone: +64 27 249 8677

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