Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast’s (RDALC) Emerging Leaders Program has had a successful start with 23 participants attending the first workshop held in Robe and Kingston SE on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April.
The Emerging Leaders Program, which is part of the Government of South Australia funded Limestone Coast Leaders program, is being delivered to a group of Limestone Coast locals who want to broaden their leadership skills through self-empowerment, relationship development, and practical leadership tools. Starting with a 2-day retreat, the Program is being facilitated by experienced trainers from Leaders HP and Aurora Meliora.
The 2-day workshop focused on self-awareness and invited participants to reflect on their strengths and values as leaders and how these can be leveraged, as well as understanding and working with difference in others.
Matt Cesaro, director of Leaders HP, said that the first workshop of the Program was a great opportunity for participants to connect and start to form relationships that will hold them through the program and beyond.
“It was great to see the diversity in the group and their willingness to show up authentically and ask great questions. Their passion for making a positive impact in their communities is evident. We look forward to supporting them through the remainder of the program as we start to explore some of the fundamentals of leading change,” said Mr Cesaro.
Jaime Virgin, a participant sponsored by Tatiara District Council, said that even though she has done prior learning in management and personal development, she was interested in taking part in the Emerging Leaders Program to build on her existing skills and knowledge.
“I am excited to continue to work with the trainers and the rest of the group that are from such a variety of our regions services and industries. We have only just met but we already have a strong connection” said Ms Virgin.
David Wheaton, CEO RDALC, spoke to the participants on day 1 of the workshop about regional issues and his experience in becoming a leader.
“It was great to meet the participants and speak with them about the importance of developing leadership capacity in order to future proof our region.” said Mr Wheaton.
The second workshop will be held in May in Port MacDonnell.
For more information, please contact:
Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast on (08) 8723 1057