LEAD – leadership exploration and development

What is LEAD?

Leadership exploration and development. An eight month program designed specifically for young people aged 18 – 35 living in the Midwest, LEAD provides an economical leadership training opportunity for a small group of between 12 and 16 participants per year. All course elements will be delivered in and around Geraldton to enable participation by a wide sub-set of the community including those who may not be able or willing to travel.

The program consists of one session per month, alternating between three different formats which will include guest speakers, presenters, workshops, Q&As and practical challenges to apply learned leadership theory. They will revolve around a different theme each month.

Purpose

The purpose of LEAD is to support the development of young people and contribute to the skills and knowledge of our future leaders within the Midwest, through a sustainable partnership that engages business, industry, government agencies and the wider community.

Outcomes

Young people in the Midwest will:

  • Have access to education and professional development activities locally;
  • Develop skills that will enable them to meet the need for a more highly skilled workforce and to become leaders in the community;
  • Develop and deliver community project/s, event’s and/or community development activities; and
  • Have improved local connections and business networking opportunities.

Why is it important?

First and foremost, the participants will benefit from the program through their exposure to:

  • a range of leadership development topics and activities;
  • connections with local leaders within businesses and community organisations; and
  • community development activities, events and providers.

They will develop leadership skills and knowledge and a greater appreciation of the community services sector and the important contributions they can make.

Current and future employers of the participants and organisations through which the participants will be volunteering will benefit from the wealth of new knowledge, experience and understanding the young people will bring to their roles. Through our market research organisations have indicated that LEAD will not only grow the young person’s skills but will enable them to contribute more confidently within the organisation and to take on leadership roles at work and in the community. LEAD will assist with succession planning in organisations and on committees and Boards, always a challenge especially in regional locations. “This type of program will expose our younger staff (future leaders) to areas of development/improvement that would not generally be readily available within our immediate industry. With the introduction of the above-mentioned training being earmarked for our own community over an extended period of time, the benefits to the local region are far greater than sending employees to Perth for a 2 day leadership course.”

The wider community will benefit from the program with 15 young people each year increasing their involvement, input and impact within the community. Longer term, Geraldton will become known for its powerful young leadership program – encouraging school leavers and young adults to remain or relocate here, as they feel supported and provided with opportunity.

It is important to provide opportunities of this kind for the young people within our region. Opportunities they are unlikely to come across otherwise, and support them to undertake those offered to them. To encourage them to remain here – for numerous reasons. To maintain the economy, but also with development opportunities like this, to stimulate the community and lead us forward into a positive future. To keep employment opportunities (and the fulfilment of these) locally. To develop the Midwest as a wonderful place full of opportunity.

What does it look like?

The purpose is to support the development of young people and contribute to the skills and knowledge of upcoming young leaders within the Midwest, through a sustainable partnership that engages non-government-organisations (NGOs), community groups, business, industry, government agencies and the wider community. All participants will be required to select and co-ordinate a community project as a positive contribution to enhancing the quality of life in the Midwest.

Program runs from March to October inclusive. Each session includes some time to work on community projects, with mentoring support from the program coordinator. Participants will select and complete at least one public speaking commitment.

The program is modelled on the highly successful and long running Leadership WA program. Desktop research; feedback from the initial program; conversations with local leaders and employers (both business and community); and input from young people have confirmed that this approach is the best way to economically achieve the highest possible outcomes in the most efficient manner.

How can I get involved?

Expressions of interest open now – click here

    • Enrol a participant to take part in LEAD: download the application form
    • Let us know you’d be interested in being a presenter
    • Sponsor a venue, some catering, a specific session, resources or the program as a whole
    • Be a supporter! Stay up to date and help us to spread the word

 

Cost

Total program cost is $1210 per participant. Total program value is over $4400 per participant.

  • Participants are required to contribute $450 toward the cost of the program.
  • Employers are also required to contribute $760 toward the LEAD program.

Participant scholarships have been made available by Lotterywest for participants registering as an employee or board director of a not-for-profit. Scholarship availability will be assessed on a merit basis.  If you would like more information about a scholarship please contact the Coordinator.

Applicants who are self-employed may contact the Coordinator to request that alternative arrangements be considered. These requests will be considered on a case by case basis.

Both participant and employer payment contributions must be processed and cleared by Friday 2 March 2018. Refunds are not available following commencement of the program.

contact the Coordinator.

Participant Requirements

There are no pre-requisites required to undertake LEAD. The program aims to develop the leadership capacity of young people within the Midwest who have a desire to better their industry and community. Participants must simply:

  • Attend 100% of sessions for the full length of time – times of day and day of week are varied to minimise impact on existing commitments;
  • Be open to attending and participating in additional opportunities that arise;
  • Participate and play a role in organising a community project or event, and support other participants in theirs;
  • Evaluate each session;
  • Arrange and complete a public speaking engagement discussing your involvement in your community project or event;
  • Catch-up with the LEAD Coordinator individually once every two months;
  • Participate in the end of program graduation session by presenting key individual learnings from your program experience and discussing your involvement in your community project or event; and

Employer Requirements

  • Allowing participant to attend 100% of sessions for the full length of time – times of day and day of week are varied to minimise impact on existing commitments;
  • Meet with LEAD Coordinator once every two months to discuss participants progress; and
  • Employers will be provided with feedback/key take home points on each session as provided by their employees.

Applications close Friday 2 February 2018

Proposed 2018 Schedule

Tuesday 13 March: 7am to 3pm – Personality profiles; emotional intelligence; diversity and culture; and relational styles;

Thursday 19 April: 9am to 4pm – Communications and public speaking; project planning and developing; outcomes and measures;

Monday 14 May: 12pm to 6pm – Feedback as a leader (giving and receiving); analysis of leaders; governance and boards

Tuesday 19 June: 7am to 2pm – Leadership vs management; developing, managing and working in a team; entrepreneurism

Thursday 12 July: 9am to 4pm – Critical conversations and conflict resolution

Tuesday 7 August: 8am to 1pm – Ethics and moral failure, volunteering

Thursday 27 September: 7am to 12pm – Self care, environment and personal branding

Friday 26 October: 3.30pm to late – Reflection and graduation

Program Coordinator

Supported by

City of Greater Geraldton

supported by the Local Projects, Local Jobs Program

What is LEAD?

Leadership exploration and development. An eight month program designed specifically for young people aged 18 – 35 living in the Midwest, LEAD provides an economical leadership training opportunity for a small group of between 12 and 16 participants per year. All course elements will be delivered in and around Geraldton to enable participation by a wide sub-set of the community including those who may not be able or willing to travel.

The program consists of one session per month, alternating between three different formats which will include guest speakers, presenters, workshops, Q&As and practical challenges to apply learned leadership theory. They will revolve around a different theme each month.

Purpose

The purpose of LEAD is to support the development of young people and contribute to the skills and knowledge of our future leaders within the Midwest, through a sustainable partnership that engages business, industry, government agencies and the wider community.

Outcomes

Young people in the Midwest will:

  • Have access to education and professional development activities locally;
  • Develop skills that will enable them to meet the need for a more highly skilled workforce and to become leaders in the community;
  • Develop and deliver community project/s, event’s and/or community development activities; and
  • Have improved local connections and business networking opportunities.

Why is it important?

First and foremost, the participants will benefit from the program through their exposure to:

  • a range of leadership development topics and activities;
  • connections with local leaders within businesses and community organisations; and
  • community development activities, events and providers.

They will develop leadership skills and knowledge and a greater appreciation of the community services sector and the important contributions they can make.

Current and future employers of the participants and organisations through which the participants will be volunteering will benefit from the wealth of new knowledge, experience and understanding the young people will bring to their roles. Through our market research organisations have indicated that LEAD will not only grow the young person’s skills but will enable them to contribute more confidently within the organisation and to take on leadership roles at work and in the community. LEAD will assist with succession planning in organisations and on committees and Boards, always a challenge especially in regional locations. “This type of program will expose our younger staff (future leaders) to areas of development/improvement that would not generally be readily available within our immediate industry. With the introduction of the above-mentioned training being earmarked for our own community over an extended period of time, the benefits to the local region are far greater than sending employees to Perth for a 2 day leadership course.”

The wider community will benefit from the program with 15 young people each year increasing their involvement, input and impact within the community. Longer term, Geraldton will become known for its powerful young leadership program – encouraging school leavers and young adults to remain or relocate here, as they feel supported and provided with opportunity.

It is important to provide opportunities of this kind for the young people within our region. Opportunities they are unlikely to come across otherwise, and support them to undertake those offered to them. To encourage them to remain here – for numerous reasons. To maintain the economy, but also with development opportunities like this, to stimulate the community and lead us forward into a positive future. To keep employment opportunities (and the fulfilment of these) locally. To develop the Midwest as a wonderful place full of opportunity.

What does it look like?

The purpose is to support the development of young people and contribute to the skills and knowledge of upcoming young leaders within the Midwest, through a sustainable partnership that engages non-government-organisations (NGOs), community groups, business, industry, government agencies and the wider community. All participants will be required to select and co-ordinate a community project as a positive contribution to enhancing the quality of life in the Midwest.

Program runs from March to October inclusive. Each session includes some time to work on community projects, with mentoring support from the program coordinator. Participants will select and complete at least one public speaking commitment.

The program is modelled on the highly successful and long running Leadership WA program. Desktop research; feedback from the initial program; conversations with local leaders and employers (both business and community); and input from young people have confirmed that this approach is the best way to economically achieve the highest possible outcomes in the most efficient manner.

How can I get involved?

Expressions of interest open now – click here

    • Enrol a participant to take part in LEAD: download the application form
    • Let us know you’d be interested in being a presenter
    • Sponsor a venue, some catering, a specific session, resources or the program as a whole
    • Be a supporter! Stay up to date and help us to spread the word

 

Cost

Total program cost is $1210 per participant. Total program value is over $4400 per participant.

  • Participants are required to contribute $450 toward the cost of the program.
  • Employers are also required to contribute $760 toward the LEAD program.

Participant scholarships have been made available by Lotterywest for participants registering as an employee or board director of a not-for-profit. Scholarship availability will be assessed on a merit basis.  If you would like more information about a scholarship please contact the Coordinator.

Applicants who are self-employed may contact the Coordinator to request that alternative arrangements be considered. These requests will be considered on a case by case basis.

Both participant and employer payment contributions must be processed and cleared by Friday 2 March 2018. Refunds are not available following commencement of the program.

contact the Coordinator.

Participant Requirements

There are no pre-requisites required to undertake LEAD. The program aims to develop the leadership capacity of young people within the Midwest who have a desire to better their industry and community. Participants must simply:

  • Attend 100% of sessions for the full length of time – times of day and day of week are varied to minimise impact on existing commitments;
  • Be open to attending and participating in additional opportunities that arise;
  • Participate and play a role in organising a community project or event, and support other participants in theirs;
  • Evaluate each session;
  • Arrange and complete a public speaking engagement discussing your involvement in your community project or event;
  • Catch-up with the LEAD Coordinator individually once every two months;
  • Participate in the end of program graduation session by presenting key individual learnings from your program experience and discussing your involvement in your community project or event; and

Employer Requirements

  • Allowing participant to attend 100% of sessions for the full length of time – times of day and day of week are varied to minimise impact on existing commitments;
  • Meet with LEAD Coordinator once every two months to discuss participants progress; and
  • Employers will be provided with feedback/key take home points on each session as provided by their employees.

Applications close Friday 2 February 2018

Proposed 2018 Schedule

Tuesday 13 March: 7am to 3pm – Personality profiles; emotional intelligence; diversity and culture; and relational styles;

Thursday 19 April: 9am to 4pm – Communications and public speaking; project planning and developing; outcomes and measures;

Monday 14 May: 12pm to 6pm – Feedback as a leader (giving and receiving); analysis of leaders; governance and boards

Tuesday 19 June: 7am to 2pm – Leadership vs management; developing, managing and working in a team; entrepreneurism

Thursday 12 July: 9am to 4pm – Critical conversations and conflict resolution

Tuesday 7 August: 8am to 1pm – Ethics and moral failure, volunteering

Thursday 27 September: 7am to 12pm – Self care, environment and personal branding

Friday 26 October: 3.30pm to late – Reflection and graduation

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