Leadership grads have bright futures
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.