Ethical leadership

November 15, 2018 by Kate Efrat
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The Sydney Jewish Museum is to launch an Ethical Leadership Day for high school students.

Photo: Katherine Griffiths

Following from the opening of the new Holocaust and Human Rights Exhibition, this full-day program is designed for senior school captains, prefects, and sports captains and includes lectures, debates, and workshops on ethical leadership. Students will leave with a clear vision of the importance of ethical leadership and a skillset they can put into practice in their own leadership positions.

The event will include a keynote address by Senator Kristina Keneally. In addition, lightning talks will be presented by Dr Caroline Ford, Adam Kellerman, and Ali Kitinas.

Dr Rebecca Kummerfeld, Head of Education at the Museum said “The Sydney Jewish Museum was established by Holocaust survivors, fuelled by a desire to remember the past, with a hope to create a better future. Today we bring together 150 of our youngest and brightest leaders from schools across New South Wales and ask them to reflect on the role of leaders in promoting Human Rights; to think deeply about their newfound responsibilities, and to be inspired to lead with empathy and compassion. It is only through strong and ethical leadership that a better future can be secured for all.”

This program is fully booked with over 150 students attending from around NSW.

The speakers at the event on Monday 19 November 2018, 9.30am-3pm

Senator Kristina Keneally is a senator for New South Wales and has been a Member of the Parliament of New South Wales from 2003–12 and the 42nd Premier of New South Wales (2009–11), the first woman to hold the office.

Dr Caroline Ford is a cancer researcher within the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre. Dr Ford leads the Gynaecological Cancer Research Group.

Adam Kellerman was a super sporty kid until the age of 13 when he was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right hip. Despite enduring chemo and over 20 surgeries, Adam’s right hip had to be removed. At the age of 16, Adam took up wheelchair tennis and is now ranked #1 in Australia for wheelchair tennis and #19 worldwide, having Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London and the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Just this last month, Adam completed the Kokoda track. In addition to his sports career, Adam is a motivational speaker.

Ali Kitinasis a 17-year-old CEO, social entrepreneur and best-selling author. As the founder and CEO of Freedom Scrub, an ethical body scrub business, Ali uses her business for good supporting the rehabilitation of women rescued from human trafficking and modern day slavery in Australia, rehabilitation of rescued child soldiers and the provision of health care to children living in poverty for every product sold.

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