The Adam Majcher Legacy Program


Applications for the 2019 Program are NOW CLOSED


Are you ready to follow in the footsteps of a climate champion, by learning how you can strengthen the solutions story on climate change in Australia?

Adam Majcher worked with the ClimateWorks team from 2015 until he suddenly passed away in August 2017. He had committed his life to making the world a fairer place, and through this commitment, he created enormous and positive impact on an incredible network of friends, professional associates, connections, communities and of course his deeply loved family.

Through his academic background as a marine scientist, to his tireless work with organisations including Generation Yes within ClimateWorks Australia, Common Cause and The Climate Reality Project (when it was at ACF), Adam never lost sight of the fact that the solutions to our climate crisis will ultimately be driven by human beings. And he championed the right of all people - regardless of education, social status or any other barrier - to be part of the solution, building a cohort of diverse leaders across Australia, working towards safe climate for all.

What is the Program about?

A people person to the core, Adam was renowned for bringing people together to tackle and solve the climate challenge. The Adam Majcher Legacy Program seeks to honour Adam’s unique contribution by training and building the capabilities of a future climate leader, centred around an intensive, short-term, paid placement within key organisations where Adam worked (based in Melbourne).

It is gifted annually to an outstanding individual who demonstrates potential to build collective impact and to strengthen the solutions story on climate change in Australia. Through this immersive experience, the participant will work with experts across a range of disciplines to gain a portfolio of activity, experience and new connections that develop and advance their own unique pathway contributing to climate solutions in Australia.

We lost Adam way too soon. This Program is an opportunity to build on foundations that Adam created, while developing the successful recipients’ own unique pathway towards creating change. We hope to pay tribute to Adam’s life and amazing work through building a community that carries his legacy forward.

What will the Program participant get?

The Program includes the following elements:

Capacity building through developing engagement skills via:

  • Participation in The Climate Reality Project training with Al Gore in Brisbane on June 5-7th, 2019
  • Participation in a Common Cause public introduction workshop and communications masterclass
  • Mentoring by Common Cause through four in-person or video-conference sessions

Real world immersion to focus and build skills with peak climate organisations (5 weeks FTE in total to be organised between June and August 2019 and located in Melbourne):

  • ClimateWorks Australia to work collaboratively on internal and external projects
  • The Climate Reality Project for a project placement and experience
  • Common Cause for a project placement and experience

An ongoing network:

  • Meet latest trainees at the Brisbane training and become part of The Climate Reality Project global network
  • Work alongside ClimateWorks Australia’s staff and teams, and be paired with a buddy for the length of your placement
  • Connect with Common Cause facilitators and expert practitioners

In addition to remuneration durating placement (HEW5 Monash level), the Program also includes return economy airfares to Brisbane (ex Melbourne) and 3 nights accommodation, in order to participate in The Climate Reality Project training. Meals and all other expenses outside the Training will be at Program participant’s expense.

Who are we looking for?

If you’re passionate about making a difference in the world and contributing to climate solutions for Australia and our region - but you need context and contacts to help you achieve your goals, this Program could be for you. You in turn, need to be self-driven and committed to contributing your learnings from this experience towards making an impact in your community and beyond.


Applications for the 2019 Program are NOW CLOSED

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted within two weeks. Face to face interviews will then be conducted in the following weeks.
The Program commences June 3 and concludes before August 31, 2019, with the potential for some flexiblity around dates (with the exception of The Climate Reality Project training in Brisbane from June 5-7).


Adam Majcher Legacy Program Application Form

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