The scholarship is part of the Chief Executive Women Scholars program, which helps talented Australian women take their careers to the next level.
Dr Liley is Goodstart Early Learning’s national research manager and leads the not-for-profit organisation’s portfolio of commissioned and collaborative research and evaluation, to strengthen the evidence base for policy, high quality practice, and child and family outcomes.
Dr Liley has 10 years’ experience in research management in the public and not-for-profit sectors. She sees participation in the program at AGSM as an opportunity to access an expanded range of leadership techniques to support Goodstart’s social purpose goals.
“Bringing back adaptive leadership skills that support change management and organisational culture will enhance my contribution to Goodstart,” Dr Liley said.
“I am also really looking forward to the opportunity to learn, practice and network with a cross sector cohort of professionals.”
The four-month Women in Leadership program focuses on growing leadership skills to help participants achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their organisation.
Dr Liley will be joined by Linda Soars, director Integration Partnerships and Enablers, Integrated and Community Health, NSW Health.
The scholarships start in May 2017.