Calling on region’s emerging leaders

The next generation of community and business leaders will have the opportunity to take part in the inaugural Emerging Leaders Program.

Part of the Yorke and Mid North Leadership Series, this program has been designed to develop local people to become leaders of tomorrow.

The program is held over eight  months and includes workshops, networking events, mentoring and community projects and an opportunity to build relationships with other current emerging leaders across our region.

This program will develop the knowledge and thinking of our emerging leaders, while expanding professional networks and community connections.

The aim of the project is to:

  • Motivate existing and potential leaders to serve their communities
  • Grow the numbers of leaders within the region
  • Develop participant’s capacity to enact change
  • Provide a range of skills, which lead to personal transformation

The program is open to people who manage or own a business, people working in the private, public and community sector and volunteers from community and sporting organisations.

Mid North Industry Leaders Group chair Nick Mellow believes this is an exciting opportunity for anyone that is passionate about the local community, and looking to develop their leadership skills.

“The program is about engaging and developing people in our community who have the potential to become our next leaders,” he said.

“It’s not only providing them with practical leadership skills and training, it gives them exposure to a range of opportunities that will greatly benefit them personally and professionally.”

RDAYMN chief executive Kelly-Anne Saffin encourages local business and community organisations to consider whether there is someone within their organisation that could benefit from this opportunity.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this program in the region with the support of our partners and funding through the state government,” she said.

“While there are only limited places available on the program, we are optimistic that the success of the program will result in further opportunities through the Yorke and Mid North Leadership Series.”

This program has been designed specifically for residents of Clare and Gilbert Valleys, Goyder and Wakefield council regions and is the result of a partnership between local industry, regional development, local and state government organisations.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, August 13, and the full details of the program and application form can be found on the Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North website yorkeandmidnorth.com.au.