Adam Baden-Clay

Program Teaching Staff

Adam joined the Coady Institute as Youth Programs Coordinator in 2011. In 2014, he briefly stepped into the Education Programs Coordinator role and then returned as Manager, Youth Leadership Programs, before transitioning in 2022 to his current role as a Program Teaching Staff member, with key focal areas in adult education, facilitation, and supporting youth leadership for change. Adam is the lead planner and co-host of the Diploma in Development Leadership.
Adam brings over 25 years’ experience in such areas as new project development and management, Australian Indigenous development, and youth leadership development. Before coming to Coady, Adam managed a livelihoods & community engagement adult-ed. residential program for young Indigenous men in northern Australia, and before that facilitated experiential learning and volunteer opportunities in East Africa for North American youth. He previously served in the Australian Army, including a peacekeeping deployment with the UN to East Timor.

Adam has a Master of Adult Education, with a focus on supporting youth leadership for social change, a Post-Graduate Certificate in International and Community Development, a BA (History), an Advanced Diploma in Management, a Diploma in Personnel Administration, and a Certificate in Vocational Instruction. He is also a Coady grad, having completed a certificate in Facilitation and Training Approaches for Community Change (FTACC).

Adam was the 2020 recipient of the StFX Outstanding Staff Teaching Award.