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Strengthening democracy and backing you to influence decisions is in our DNA. Get involved in our bespoke programs delivered with select civic and corporate partners and build real experience shifting the needle

Influencing Opportunities

Ripple hosts initiatives for influence as a way for all members of our community to engage with the democratic and civic processes that shape the framework of our society.

Apply to become an Emerging Civic Leader

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Emerging Civic Leaders Program

A Generation of Active Leaders Building Thriving Communities for a Stronger Society

Emerging Civic Leaders (ECL) is Ripple’s flagship community leaders program. In this national six week, action oriented intensive participants learn from best-in class leaders across democracy, creativity, community resilience and innovation; putting key insights into action to deliver an activation in their local communities that increases youth voter participation and representation in community decision making. It culminates in meetings with elected representatives from all levels of government. 

Keep an eye on our community news for 2023 national application announcements.

Our Emerging Civic Leaders say

Carlie's journey

From ECL to the Y20

ECL has to date been one of the most rewarding roles I have had.

I could not have anticipated the skills, knowledge and new opportunities my participation in this program has made and continues to make available for me.

The expertise and experience helped me secure a Global Voices National Scholarship; representing Australian youth internationally at the Y20, the youth engagement group to the G20.

I am now experiencing momentum to my professional development, with each endeavour opening new doors for me to pursue, and this momentum started with ECL. I am grateful to be a part of Ripple and I am excited to see what is next for the community.

Register for the Bureau

All Ripplers have the opportunity to register interest for the Bureau via your profile. 

The Ripple Bureau

Experiences to influence strategic decision making and systems level change.

In the room. At the table. On the stage. We believe that fresh and future-proof perspectives belong everywhere decisions are made. The Bureau makes that easy. 

Whether it’s shaping up social policy for a national think tank, informing the plans of your local city, or consulting on the strategic direction of a major philanthropic group (actual things Ripplers have done!) – the Bureau is the space for you to build your skillset for the future of work, develop practical experience influencing strategic decisions (+ decision makers) and shape the future while you’re at it. Oh and you’ll have an epic crew of Ripplers alongside you for the ride.

Our Bureau Crew Say

Rahim's journey

International Student and Community Advisor

After discovering Ripple through ECL I was invited to join their Bureau opportunities shaping decision-making at both the Paul Ramsay Foundation and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation – two philanthropic funds benefitting young people and combatting disadvantage in Australia. 

I was then invited by Ripple to speak at their Civics Launchpad series alongside Chief Impact Officer of Thankyou – Peter Yao. This was an amazing opportunity that allowed me to speak about my own transformation to Ripplers starting out their impact journey. 

From my first experience in ECL to my time consulting with the Bureau – it is so great to see how Ripple has created a positive effect not just in my life, but in the lives of young people across the country.

Strengthening democracy and backing you to influence decisions is in our DNA. Get involved in our bespoke programs delivered with select civic and corporate partners and build real experience shifting the needle

Influencing Opportunities

Ripple hosts initiatives for influence as a way for all members of our community to engage with the democratic and civic processes that shape the framework of our society.

Apply to become an Emerging Civic Leader

Emerging Civic Leaders Program

Untitled design - 2023-01-19T150237.386

A Generation of Active Leaders Building Thriving Communities for a Stronger Society

Emerging Civic Leaders (ECL) is Ripple’s flagship community leaders program. In this national six week, action oriented intensive participants learn from best-in class leaders across democracy, creativity, community resilience and innovation; putting key insights into action to deliver an activation in their local communities that increases youth voter participation and representation in community decision making. It culminates in meetings with elected representatives from all levels of government. 

Keep an eye on our community news for 2023 national application announcements.

Our Emerging Civic Leaders say

Carlie's journey

From ECL to the Y20

ECL has to date been one of the most rewarding roles I have had.

I could not have anticipated the skills, knowledge and new opportunities my participation in this program has made and continues to make available for me.

The expertise and experience helped me secure a Global Voices National Scholarship; representing Australian youth internationally at the Y20, the youth engagement group to the G20.

I am now experiencing momentum to my professional development, with each endeavour opening new doors for me to pursue, and this momentum started with ECL. I am grateful to be a part of Ripple and I am excited to see what is next for the community.

Register for the Bureau

All Ripplers have the opportunity to register interest for the Bureau via your profile. 

The Ripple Bureau

Experiences to influence strategic decision making and systems level change.

In the room. At the table. On the stage. We believe that fresh and future-proof perspectives belong everywhere decisions are made. The Bureau makes that easy. 

Whether it’s shaping up social policy for a national think tank, informing the plans of your local city, or consulting on the strategic direction of a major philanthropic group (actual things Ripplers have done!) – the Bureau is the space for you to build your skillset for the future of work, develop practical experience influencing strategic decisions (+ decision makers) and shape the future while you’re at it. Oh and you’ll have an epic crew of Ripplers alongside you for the ride.

Our Bureau Crew Say

Rahim's journey

International Student and Community Advisor

After discovering Ripple through ECL I was invited to join their Bureau opportunities shaping decision-making at both the Paul Ramsay Foundation and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation – two philanthropic funds benefitting young people and combatting disadvantage in Australia. 

I was then invited by Ripple to speak at their Civics Launchpad series alongside Chief Impact Officer of Thankyou – Peter Yao. This was an amazing opportunity that allowed me to speak about my own transformation to Ripplers starting out their impact journey. 

From my first experience in ECL to my time consulting with the Bureau – it is so great to see how Ripple has created a positive effect not just in my life, but in the lives of young people across the country.

Paradigm Shifters

Paradigm shifters purpose-driven path is all about tackling our world’s biggest challenges by making patterns from the madness. They have an uncanny ability to zoom out and see the bigger picture where others cannot. It also might mean that you’re great at puzzles 😹🧩

(sneak peak) opportunity areas for paradigm shifters: 

  • Change Consulting 
  • Policy 
  • Analysis

Wondering if your a paradigm shifter? Head to your inbox to find out + get your extensive list of opportunity areas, advice and more. 

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