Leaders in the making

RDALC set to grow and develop local leaders with new Regional Leadership Program

Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast (RDALC) will be developing and implementing a regional Leadership Program over the next two years thanks to State Government funding.

The program will see more than 60 current and future leaders in the Limestone Coast enhance their skills, form stronger community connections, and create a diverse leadership network across the region.

RDALC is inviting community members interested in leadership development to attend a planning workshop today to determine the direction, priorities, and governance of the Leadership Program.

The information gained during the workshop will also inform a regional leadership gap analysis, which will underpin the program for the next two years.

RDALC Chair Evan Flint said the fantastic work of the Limestone Coast Local Government Association (LCLGA) in delivering the previous leadership program had laid a solid foundation for the new course.

“We are fortunate the LCLGA successfully delivered the Limestone Coast Leadership Program for the past three years, resulting in 45 alumni, some of whom will now help us design the next version of the program,” he said.

“A key component of the new RDALC Leadership Program is that it is co-designed to meet local needs and fill identified leadership gaps, which will foster growth and prosperity across our communities now and into the future.

“This investment from the State Government ensures that for the next two years we can plan and implement a leadership program that is specific to our region.

“Learnings from the LCLGA Leadership Program, which was wrapped up in 2021, will greatly assist us, and past participants are encouraged to get involved in the development of the new leadership program at our upcoming workshop.”

Regional Leadership Development Program coordinator Jess Carolane is encouraging wide-spread participation to inform the development of the program.

“We want to get as much input and insight as possible into what a new leadership program will look like for our region,” she said.

“There will be an opportunity for anyone that missed out on attending the event to contribute by viewing a recording of the session and participating in a survey.”

The Leadership Program Planning Workshop will be held from 4.30pm to 7.30pm today at Mount Gambier’s City Hall, Mount Gambier.

Head to Eventbrite leadershipplanning.eventbrite.com.au to book.

For more information about the Regional Leadership Development Program or toi access recordings of the workshop, contact Jess Carolane by emailing jess@rdalc.org.au or phone 8723 1057.

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