Heart Place

Heart Place Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2018 Heart Place Scholarships!

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2018 Heart Place Scholarships.

The recipients, who are all change practitioners in the not-for-profit sector, will each receive a fully funded scholarship to attend the Prosci Change Management Certification Program, valued at AUD5,950 each.

Thank you to everyone who applied this year.

Our Heart Place Scholarship Recipients for 2018 are:

Lindsey Parks

Arthritis Australia

Social Media Manager

This project will focus on perception and behaviour change for young adults who are at high risk of developing, or are poorly managing, a chronic or acute musculoskeletal condition.

Elizabeth Baker

Samaritans Foundation

Communication Manager

Samaritans delivers a range of additional activities at Christmas time to support people in the community at risk. The organisation based in Newcastle NSW delivers community Christmas Lunches in three regions, which have grown to feed over 1800 people each Christmas Day.

The project will allow Samaritans to deliver Christmas support to more people in the most effective way. All of Samaritans Christmas activities rely heavily on volunteers and Samaritans would like to build sustainable workforce planning into its volunteer management and ensure a strong future for these events and activities.

Cherith Allen

Transplantation and Immunogenetics Services

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Change Coordinator

The implementation of OrganMatch will improve the Australian organ transplantation process for:

  • patients, by improving algorithms and the capability to develop strategies to help certain groups that otherwise would not receive a transplant
  • donor families, by potentially increasing the speed of the donor allocation process allowing the donor to be released to the family sooner
  • clinicians and health professionals, who will be able to input their data and generate their own reports.

Paul Jordan

Stetch A Family

Business Improvement Lead and Foster Care Case Worker

The project will improve the quality and structure of our foster care team, identifying what we can do better that will benefit young people in out of home care, our organisation and our foster carers. Identifying how we are going to make the changes successfully, supporting people with embedding the change, and ensuring once changed that it becomes the new norm.

Kelsie Hedge

St Vincent de Paul

KEEP Project Manager

This project will allow KEEP (Kids Engaged in Education Program) to be expanded and successfully implemented across NSW, ensuring our work with children and young people is evidence-informed and conducive to promoting the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people and their families.


We also recognised two more very worthy applications and will provide complimentary consulting for:

Kylie Wilson - Lifeline Australia, National Volunteer Services and Development Manager

Lyn Flaherty - ACH Group – good lives for older people, Customer Experience Research Officer


Applications for the 2019 scholarships will open in September.  Full details will be provided on our website closer to the time.

For more information please contact Julie Stalley, Senior Consultant on +61 412 457 913 or jstalley@prosci.com