Lo­cals among GCLP grad­u­ates

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

West Gipp­s­land was well rep­re­sented at the Gipp­s­land Com­mu­nity Lead­er­ship Pro­gram re­cent grad­u­a­tion with lo­cals Elena Ke­lareva, Kate Wal­lis, Pollyanna Gib­son and Shane Payn­ter among the 27 grad­u­ates of this year’s pro­gram.

Al­most 100 guests en­joyed an evening with the grad­u­ates pre­sent­ing their syn­di­cate com­mu­nity projects dur­ing the night. These projects were a high­light of the evening and are a cul­mi­na­tion of the work done by the lead­er­ship group over the past 10 months.

The sub­ject mat­ter of the projects was in­di­vid­u­ally se­lected by each group and were all based around value adding to the Gipp­s­land com­mu­nity, and ul­ti­mately leav­ing an on-go­ing legacy for the com­mu­nity. The projects de­liv­er­ables were: Mate by­stander work­shop – De­liver MATE by­stander work­shop to GCLP 2018 and GLCP alumni through part­ner­ship with Gipp­s­land Women’s Health. Through one of the alumni, this pro­gram is soon to be de­liv­ered through­out the Loy Yang B power sta­tion.

Sup­port­ing East Gipp­s­land’s young pro­fes­sion­als – De­liver a 12-month ac­tion plan to the Four Rivers Young Pro­fes­sion­als Net­work, which is a new group de­signed to pro­vide social net­work­ing and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment to young pro­fes­sion­als in Gipp­s­land.

Side by Side Gipp­s­land Youth Men­tor­ing – To en­gage with Gipp­s­land youth to sup­port their tran­si­tion through school into work­ing life by con­nect­ing them with pro­grams that as­sist them along their jour­ney. This in­clude en­gag­ing GCLP alumni as men­tors.

Project Take Off – de­liv­ered a social in­clu­sive event for young peo­ple aged 15-25 with dis­abil­i­ties across Gipp­s­land. The project in­cluded part­ing with Em­pow­er­ing Lead­er­ship Ref­er­ence Group and La­trobe City-Ru­ral Ac­cess Pro­gram to de­liver the event.

Gip­p­lan­ders pro­mot­ing Gipp­s­land de­liv­ered a project to strengthen the po­ten­tial of a smaller Gipp­s­land town (Strat­ford) through in­creased pro­mo­tion. Dur­ing this project the group ac­tively en­gaged with the Strat­ford com­mu­nity and the end re­sult was a en­ter­tain­ing video pro­mot­ing all things good in Strat­ford

In 2018 the GCL pro­gram cov­ered the length and breadth of Gipp­s­land with its launch back in March at the Cri­te­rion Hotel in Sale and two-day res­i­den­tials in In­ver­loch, Phillip Is­land and Omeo.

Over the course of 2018 the co­hort vis­ited Trafal­gar, La­trobe Re­gional Hospi­tal, East Gipp­s­land food and agri­cul­ture venues, Par­lia­ment House in Mel­bourne, Meeniyan, Ful­ham prison, CFA fa­cil­i­ties, Loy Yang and late in the year spent four days in Can­berra.

The grad­u­a­tion evening fin­ished with slide show of the year with com­men­tary from grad­u­ates Bri­die and Holly.

It in­cluded a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion to out-go­ing pro­gram direc­tor Jenny Ham­mett, who has been direc­tor for the past two years but in­volved with the pro­gram (in some ca­pac­ity) for nearly all of its 22 years. Jenny was ac­knowl­edged on the night as a great hum­ble leader her­self. She has had a pro­found im­pact of many of the grad­u­ates through­out the en­tirety of the pro­gram.

GCLP 2019 will be­gin with a launch on Fe­bru­ary 21.

Lo­cals Elena Ke­lareva, Kate Wal­lis, Pollyanna Gib­son and Shane Payn­ter formed part of 27 grad­u­ates from this year’s Gipp­s­land Com­mu­nity Lead­er­ship Pro­gram.

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