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Edward-Wakool local community leadership program

People wanting to understand how they can have their voice heard in the local community and play a greater role in local issues, are urged to come along to the Edward-Wakool Community Leadership program to be held in September and October at Barham and Moulamein.

The program starts with two one-day face to face action learning workshops covering such topics as understanding and working with different personality styles, project planning; working with groups, public speaking, lobby and advocacy skills, working to your strengths, and understanding what motivates us and others. This is followed by two months of mentoring and peer support and a third session which is feedback and graduation dinner.

The program includes a workbook, networking activities, practical hands-on activities, and extensive peer support. Each participants completes a personal leadership program that enables them to put into practice their learning and helps them work towards their goals.

The program, hosted by Murray LLS and Western Murray Land Improvement Group, is presented by Kristy Howard and Di Pritchard from Inspiring Excellence, who have conducted similar courses across the region that have been judged very useful and popular.

People living and working in isolated rural communities have limited opportunities to access leadership training. This quality leadership program is accessible and affordable and can help with childcare if needed.

Previous participants have talked about how the program gave them the confidence and skills to develop their leadership capability and clear steps forward.

Carm Hogan from Corowa said of the course, "It helped me gain a better understanding of the necessity to crystallise an action plan that had been just an idea. It was a game changer".

Alix McFarland from Hay said the program "gave me a chance to network with likeminded people with inspiring life goals and a diversity of experience".

The program is heavily subsidised through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme with a cost to participants of $100 covering the course, lunches, dinner and course materials.

Josh Campbell from Murray LLS, who is co-ordinating the workshops, said that registration closes 27 August and anyone wanting more information or to register, should contact him or Kristy Howard (refer to more information below), or view the event's details here.

More information

For specific event details, including more information on registering, please see the event's page.

Dr. Kristy Howard is available for interview, m: 0400 282 222, e:

Josh Campbell, Murray LLS, p: 03 5880 1459, e:

Juliet Cullen, Murray LLS, p: 02 6051 2252