A New Way Forward – Positive Leadership Development Institute

Health, Society & Culture

PLDI AustraliaPLDI™ Australia is a unique international collaboration between Canada and Australia to offer workshops run by HIV positive people for HIV positive people that focus on increasing resilience and leadership capacity. Following the success of the two pilot programs offered in Australia in 2013 PLDI™ Australia was officially formed at a signing event held during the recent International AIDS Conference AIDS 2014.

In Canada the program is run through a partnership of the Pacific AIDS Network and the Ontario AIDS Network. Rick Kennedy, Executive Director of the Ontario AIDS Network (Canada), one of the collaborative partners in the development of the program welcomed PLDI™ Australia as an extension of the program.

Living Positive Victoria’s Executive Officer, Brent Allan joins us to highlight the growing role of HIV positive people in the community connecting a new generation of leaders with those already engaged with the HIV sector.  This will ensure people living with HIV continue to play a central and vital role in the HIV response.

We also speak with Dean Camilleri and Sarah Feagan before their weekend away at the PLDI and again after they have completed the course.  The results are amazing.

There are opportunities for collaborating agencies, supporting businesses or community groups to become involved and interested parties are encouraged to contact for a copy of the Partnership Prospectus.