Emerging leaders join respected program
PORTLAND and its surrounding districts are set to benefit from highly-skilled new leaders after four locals commenced the esteemed Leadership Great South Coast program last week.
Jason Eats from the Yambuk and Codrington Wind Farms, Nikki Edwards from Portland District Health, Amy Silvester of South West TAFE and Ben Fraser of the Portland Observer joined 14 other leaders from the Southern Grampians, Moyne and Corangamite Shires as well as the Warrnambool City Council.
A number of participants take part in the program via sponsorships, including Mrs Edwards (South West Community Foundation) and Mr Fraser (Committee for Portland).
The year-long program began last Friday with an intense two-day workshop at Deakin University in Warrnambool, and as the year progresses, will include fortnightly seminars across the region covering topic such as ethical leadership, inclusive communities and regional governance.
Participants will also gain access to some of the state’s best leaders, as well as interpersonal and professional coaching from highly-regarded trainer, author and mentor Corrinne Armour.
Since 2012, more than 115 leaders from the region have graduated from the program, creating initiatives such as Shop in a Box and the Great South Coast Economic Migration Project.