The Limestone Coast Leadership Program will celebrate the success of the inaugural program with a graduation event at the Naracoorte Town Hall on Thursday, August 1.
Sixteen participants from across the Limestone Coast have undertaken the intensive leadership program delivered by 'The Leaders Institute of SA'.
The graduation event will see the participant groups present their community action projects, which address real issues from across the Limestone Coast. However, the rewards and outcomes for the participants undertaking the program is without doubt the journey.
"The inaugural 2019 Limestone Coast Leadership Program has exceeded all expectations, and more. Not only have I had the opportunity to meet some amazing people and learn the skills needed to become a good leader, it has given me the chance to reflect on who I am and who I want to be in the future," participant Paul said.
Fiona added: "My experience of the leadership course has been a journey which has seen so much self-discovery to date. I've felt challenged, vulnerable, emotional and empowered. Sometimes all on the same day."
LCLGA executive officer Tony Wright said: "There is great leadership potential in the Limestone Coast and this program is investing in the leadership skills of a more diverse cohort in our community. The LCLGA is very proud to be the host of the Limestone Coast Leadership Program."
LCLGA program coordinator Ali Auld said: "The community capacity building program is designed to overcome barriers that similar city-based programs present in terms of costs for travel and accommodation, time away from work, and lack of regional context and networking opportunities.
'We have had a fantastic and diverse group this year, who have committed to building their own leadership capacity while developing networks of skilled and motivated people who can support each other to take on roles and projects for the benefit of the regions community and economy."
Scholarships are made available through the support of regional business, industry and council leaders who recognise the value in the program.
The scholarships offer emerging leaders the opportunity to participate in the program without the impact of financial barriers.
Business, industry and community organisations are invited to partner in this community capacity building program through sponsorship or scholarships, with further information available from Ms Auld at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 LCLP will be open for applications in late August, further information about the program can be found at www.lclga.sa.gov.au/limestone-coast-leadership-program
Anyone interested in attending the graduation event can purchase tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/limestone-coast-leadership-program-graduation-event-tickets-63617175685