Lead­ers’ cap­i­tal gains

McIvor Times - - NEWS - By DAVID RAK

LODDON Mur­ray Com­mu­nity Lead­er­ship Pro­gram (LMCLP) par­tic­i­pants re­cently em­barked on a Can­berra study tour.

Par­tic­i­pants rep­re­sent­ing di­verse in­dus­tries, in­ter­ests and com­mu­ni­ties trav­elled to Can­berra last week to ex­plore lead­er­ship and power and in­flu­ence as part of their 10-month lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment pro­gram.

The pro­gram has taken them across the Loddon Mur­ray re­gion ex­plor­ing their own lead­er­ship skills and those of oth­ers in an ef­fort to build vi­brant and sus­tain­able ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

High­lights of the Can­berra trip in­cluded af­ter­noon tea with the Gover­nor Gen­eral and his wife at Gov­ern­ment House, brief­ings with mem­bers of par­lia­ment and din­ner with local mem­bers Lisa Ch­esters, An­drew Broad and Damian Drum at Par­lia­ment House.

Fed­eral Mem­ber for the Mallee An­drew Broad wel­comed the group in ques­tion time.

Par­tic­i­pant Louise Scott said or­di­nary peo­ple can do ex­tra­or­di­nary things if they col­lab­o­rate and lis­ten to the com­mu­nity and one an­other.

“It won’t al­ways be easy, but if we stick to our val­ues and keep at it, to­gether we can make a dif­fer­ence. We need to gather and con­sider opin­ions of a di­verse range of peo­ple,” she said.

LMCLP is one of 10 lead­er­ship pro­grams across Victoria and through­out the week and on the jour­ney home, the group net­worked with and heard sto­ries from a num­ber of other lead­er­ship pro­grams.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2018 lead­er­ship pro­gram open on Septem­ber 1. It is open to peo­ple of all ages, rep­re­sent­ing all in­dus­tries and sec­tors across the Loddon Mur­ray Re­gion.

To ap­ply, head to www.cllm.org.au or con­tact pro­gram man­ager Lucy Mayes at pro­gram@cllm.org.au

Lead­er­ship pro­gram par­tic­i­pants at Par­lia­ment House.

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