Future Leaders 2020 Evaluation Report

Published December 2021

Future Leaders is Australia’s first holistic leadership capacity building program for autistic adults. It was designed to empower autistic adults with leadership potential who want to make a positive impact in their communities. Building upon the concept of the 2013 Future Leaders delivery, the program was revised and expanded on to include a holistic approach to training and development. The expanded program was co-developed with, and co-delivered by, a majority autistic project team to 14 autistic adults aged 25-40 in 2018. Based on evaluation, elements of the program were modified and re-delivered to 15 autistic adults in 2019, with no upper age limit.

In 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Future Leaders Program was delivered entirely online - incorporating online modules, a virtual workshop and online mentoring by established autistic leaders.

The following report is an evaluation of the 2020 Future Leaders Program delivery.