The seven-month Sustainable Impact Mentoring program is designed to empower emerging leaders in the sustainability and social change fields who wish to create impact through innovative local projects that are designed to meet community needs.

The program connects participants with experienced mentors in the field, and supports them in developing impactful projects through the Human-Centred Design (HCD) approach. Over a seven-month period, participants take part in a series of monthly workshops on HCD, and also meet with their mentors and groups, taking part in reflective practices that help make the important connections between sustainable living, leadership and taking focused action in community.

Participants will:
•    Learn a new methodology and apply design principles that work
•    Experience conceptualising, incubating and implementing a project
•    Engage with a local community to understand existing needs
•    Develop lasting relationships and become a part of a network of changemakers
•    Learn from top industry professionals through mentoring
•    Feel confident and empowered to create a more sustainable future!

The HCD model can be applied in many different scenarios and can be used to design interventions that meet a wide variety of needs. Read more about HCD here.  

The 2018 program finale was held in September with a Public Showcase at the Armagh Sustainability Market. 

To express interest in the 2019 SIM program, please fill out your details via this link, and we will send you more information on 2019 application open dates. 

For any inquiries, please contact the Program Coordinator, Kirsty Argento.


Latest News
Thursday, 04 October, 2018
Market stalls at the Armagh sustainability fair.

Participants in the 2018 cycle of the Sustainable Impact Mentoring (SIM) program presented their projects on 8 September at Armagh, and reflected on the program’s Human-Centred Design approach.

Wednesday, 04 July, 2018

The first Sustainability Fair at Armagh features planting day in the organic community garden, and a public showcase of community projects led by Sustainable Impact Mentoring program participants.

Tuesday, 03 July, 2018

The Sustainable Impact Mentoring (SIM) program is for people who are passionate about making a change, but don't know where to begin.

Friday, 01 June, 2018
Rubbish bin in landscape

Jean, a waitress at a café in Melbourne, noticed customers' use of plastic bags and takeaway cups. Determined to reduce the wastage and minimize its impact on the environment, she enrolled in the Sustainable Impact Mentoring (SIM) program run by Initiatives of Change Australia (IofCA).