Lead­er­ship grads have bright fu­tures

Alpine Observer - - News -

TWO Alpine Shire res­i­dents are among the lat­est group of North East peo­ple to grad­u­ate from the Alpine Val­leys Com­mu­nity Lead­er­ship Pro­gram.

Bright’s Ni­cola Win­ter and Mt Beauty’s Sven Erik­son were among the 24 grad­u­ates who were pre­sented be­fore an audience of more than 200 in­dus­try, com­mu­nity and gov­ern­ment lead­ers, sup­port­ers and alumni at Wan­garatta last Thurs­day night.

Over a 10-month pe­riod from July to May, pro­gram par­tic­i­pants met ev­ery two weeks at different lo­ca­tions across the North East to de­velop their per­sonal lead­er­ship skills, knowl­edge of the re­gion, and net­work of com­mu­nity lead­ers.

The par­tic­i­pants met with and learnt from a range of re­gional and state lead­ers, whilst de­vel­op­ing their per­sonal lead­er­ship skills.

In­cluded in the pro­gram was a study tour to Can­berra where the group met with a range of na­tional lead­ers in­clud­ing the Prime Min­is­ter and Gov­er­nor Gen­eral.

AVCLP ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Kim Scan­lon said this year marks the eigh­teenth group to grad­u­ate from the Alpine Val­leys Com­mu­nity Lead­er­ship Pro­gram.

“It means that there are now more than 390 AVCLP alumni spread across the re­gion,” she said.

“All of the grad­u­ates have shown a keen in­ter­est to take on lead­er­ship roles in their com­mu­ni­ties in the fu­ture, and some of this group have al­ready joined com­mu­nity com­mit­tees and boards, and launched new re­gional pro­jects.”

The key­note speaker at last week’s grad­u­a­tion was Robyn Moore, the voice of car­toon char­ac­ter Blinky Bill.

Ms Moore en­ter­tained the audience with a thought-pro­vok­ing and in­sight­ful pre­sen­ta­tion about the power of pos­i­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

AVCLP is cur­rently re­cruit­ing for its next pro­gram with ap­pli­ca­tions clos­ing on Tues­day, June 22.

De­tails of the pro­gram and in­for­ma­tion about how to ap­ply, can be found on the AVCLP web­site www.avclp.org.au.

LEAD­ING THE WAY: Ni­cola Win­ter and Sven Erik­son have re­cently com­pleted the 10-month lead­er­ship ini­tia­tive.

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