STARS Institute of Learning and Leadership is committed to empowering social change for all Australians. We are led by our vision and our mission, and guided by our strong intentions and values.
A United Australia.
STARS Institute of Learning and Leadership Transforms Lives, Transforms Communities, empowering people to live a life they love, to be leaders of social change, whilst being strong in their identity, spirit and culture.
WHATS IMPORTANT TO US
- Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders live confidently and competently in both worlds;
- Australians are educated in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and are proud of their First Nations heritage.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and decision-making positions within the community, government, business and mainstream media sectors are the norm, not the exception.
- Our children are connected to their culture, with a strong spirit, a proud identity and a joyful vision for their future.
Healing, Identity, Responsibility, Leadership, Vision
Our challenge is to understand the choice we have between Healing from the wounds of the past and creating more of the same. It is only when we can recognise, acknowledge and heal from the deep seeded core beliefs “we’re not good enough”, “there is something wrong with us because we’re black” and “it’s not safe to be Aboriginal”, or the secret national lie that “blackfellas aren’t as good as whitefellas” that something else becomes possible. .
We can make a choice to break the cycle of this racist programming and the internalised trauma it continues to cause through generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
When we know our place in the world……. we belong… we have connection.
Each of us wants to be able to manage our own lives. With self management, comes self responsibility. We have the ability to choose our response to situations and events. When we own the power to respond, we become aware of the impact of what we do and say. A great question to ask yourself is “how is it working for me?”
Each of us is a Leader. Every day we have an impact on other people, and the way we behave or respond to them will have a ripple effect that we may never see, or even be aware of.
What is the legacy you want to leave – in your family, in your organisation, in your community, in your country, in the World?