Muslim Leadership

Launching MLP in Melbourne

We are super excited to launch this program in Melbourne! ISRA Academy aspires to be an agent for growth for young people and to be a facilitator for knowledge, connection to Allah, personal development and attaining leadership skills. We have seen all the amazing work ISRA Sydney has done over the last 3 years and have been yearning to replicate it with our Melbourne twist.  Sydney set the bar high with the high calibre of mentee graduates and mentors! But we are up for the challenge as Melbourne, to deliver a program just as good, if not better!

What is MLP

The Muslim Leadership Program (MLP) is a mentoring program to support young Muslim men and women in their leadership to bring about positive change and enhance integration with the wider Australian society while being grounded in the Islamic framework. Mentees will learn about the Prophetic Leadership model, the art of media engagement and communication and the skills to build resilience and experience that can be applied in various contexts. The Program aims to provide networking opportunities for young Muslims, and their mentors, with community leaders, industry, and not-for-profit professionals.

The Program serves as a platform for participants to share their stories and experiences, and as a pipeline for young Muslims to enter various advocacy spaces. Importantly, the project provides a multi-generational sisterhood and brotherhood that empowers Muslims and prepares them for future leadership roles.


Benefits to Mentees

Benefits to Mentors

Program Timeline

As part of this program, participants will plan and execute a project. In other words, mentees will be putting their newly learnt leadership skills into practice. ISRA will support the project with mentoring and the resources needed to run the project. Projects are very personal and vary according to the interests of the mentees.  With the inclusion of a project, this program encapsulates theory and practice.

2023 MLP Program Info

Mentee applications are now open for the Muslim Leadership Program (MLP) 2023. We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded Muslim men and women aged 18 to 30 based in Melbourne.

This program comprises of one-on-one mentoring and workshops in:

  • Effective leadership models
  • Prophetic leadership
  • Understanding yourself, Allah and the community
  • Social media
  • Government relations
  • Mental health
  • Islamic finance
  • The government and the role of Muslims
  • Project management
  • Building confidence
  • Managing conflict
  • Managing a team

The program also provides:

  • Certificate of completion and letter of recommendation
  • Invaluable experience

If you are interested in expanding your leadership skills and change-making, then this program is for you. The program will run from 4 February 2023 until 29 July 2023.

Applications close on 25 December 2022. Apply now!

Application Form

MLP Program Melbourne