The US-based Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation has selected 29 outstanding Jewish professional and volunteer leaders from around the world for the second cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship including Australia’s Brandon Srot.
Srot is a director at Sydney’s The Shalom Institute and a Gestalt-informed psychotherapist as well as a Jewish LGBTI activist.
Brandon Srot told J-Wire: “I see The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation at the heart of best practice, innovation and excellence when it comes to leadership development and capacity building within the Jewish world. As such, to be selected to their top-shelf leadership development program is an enormous honour and privilege. I found myself re-reading the acceptance five times before realising that it was true.
I am hoping to use this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with great intention to evaluate, sharpen and amplify my leadership presence and effectiveness so that I can be of greater service to our Jewish community and beyond.
Srot says he is enormously proud to be part of the Australian Jewish community saying “I owe much of the leader I have become today because of the opportunities and access points that this community has afforded me over the 16 years that I have lived here since I moved from Cape Town.”
The Fellows hail from Jewish and secular organisations in five countries across North America, Israel, Australia, South Africa, and Europe.
The Fellowship is an executive-level leadership program that features custom-built professional development experiences and supports Fellows in pursuing initiatives to address specific needs within their organisations.
Brandon Srot is the only Australian to be selected for the program.