Spirit of Leadership

Leading by Prophetic example.

Young Muslims in Victoria are invited to be part of the Spirit of Leadership (SOL) program, a holistic leadership training program to enable Muslim youth who are active in community service to develop their skills and become leaders driven by Islamic values built on real life experience.

Obtain a practical understanding of influence and different leadership styles through networking with successful Muslim leaders, directors and CEOs in broader community organisations. Participants will achieve proficiency in management and governance by piloting a project to address contemporary community needs on a topic they are passionate about, contributing solutions to nurture an inclusive and diverse society.

Included in the program is a leadership retreat, at which you will gain insight into your personal behaviours and how they affect the world around us, establish mindful habits for improved productivity, and learn to amplify your impact through continuous self-improvement for effective leadership competency.


Students will be required to take part in of a series of activities including:
  • Orientation and induction day introducing participants to key community leaders
  • 10 leadership workshops focusing on leadership development, communication skills and the virtues and essence of being a leader in Islam
  • Active participation in community projects guided by expert community leaders
  • 1 SOL leaders iftar (breaking of fast)
  • 3 field trips to community organisations to experience leadership in practice
  • Panel discussion with a working Muslim women’s board
  • SOL weekend retreat program
  • Graduation ceremony and presentations
Please contact us directly with any queries.


The SOL program requires active participation in all workshops and activities over the 8 months, with an average time commitment of approximately 4 hours per week.

SOL is open to young men and women who:

  • Live in Victoria
  • Are aged 18-28
  • Are currently involved in a Muslim social group, association or community center.

We highly encourage recently arrived migrants (last 5 to 10 years) and youth from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applications for 2020 are now open. Apply here: https://benevolenceaustralia.org/event-3735921


125 George St
Doncaster East
Victoria 3108



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