More than 60 future leaders across the Limestone Coast will be identified and better supported through a new leadership initiative. Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast (RDALC) are excited to be partnering with the South Australia Government to deliver the place-based Regional Leadership Program to find and develop leaders within our community.
“I am thrilled RDALC will be able to offer our region’s emerging leaders the opportunity to learn more about themselves and achieve their potential as leaders,” said David Wheaton, CEO RDALC.
“This important program will increase the diversity of our leadership pool and make connections between leaders across the region to affect collaboration and change in our local communities,” Mr Wheaton said.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said it is crucial to support strong leaders in South Australia’s regions now and into the future.
“Today our regions contribute around $29 billion per year to our state’s economy with just under 150,000 people employed in regional South Australia,” Minister Basham said.
“For that, our communities need a pipeline of future leaders, as well as a skilled workforce which is why we are providing the state’s seven RDA associations with $2 million from the Regional Growth Fund to deliver a leadership development program, estimated to support more than 400 people.”
Each regional RDA in South Australia will receive funding to deliver programs suited to the leadership development requirements of their region.
“Following the wrap up of the Limestone Coast LGA hosted Leadership program in 2021, we are delighted to continue in delivering this new leadership program with at least 60 community leaders over the next 2 years,” said Mr Wheaton.
“Having advocated for a state regional leadership program for the last 5 years, we see the immense value in providing opportunities for our leaders of the future to participate in,” Mr Wheaton said.
For enquiries please contact:
David Wheaton, CEO RDALC
T: 8723 1057
M: 0417 885 920