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ARLP C22 complete third program session

ARLP C22 complete third program session

ARLP Course 22 have finished a diverse seven days of coursework in Canberra and Sydney as part of session three of the Program.

The group of leaders, hailing from right across Australia, were immersed in the themes of advocacy, influence, social entrepreneurship and contemporary political leadership.

Many individuals and organisations contributed their time and experiences to this third session of C22. From Saturday 7 November until Friday 13 November, the course group  listened to, spoke with, explored, presented to, answered and questioned people and organisations representing many different interests relevant to contemporary Australian leadership.

The group began by taking in politics and influence in Canberra, before heading to Sydney to learn more about social disadvantage and the value of community leadership.

“This session offers great contrast,” Foundation Manager of Leadership Programs, Graham Smith, said.

“On the one hand, they are exposed to Parliament House and how leadership at this level impacts the way we live and the way industries function. On the other hand, they meet people in Sydney who are enduring a range of challenges, and are struggling. They learn about people’s unique stories; the unexpected turns life can take and the great responsibility that comes with leadership,” Graham said.

The ARLP cohort enjoyed collaboration with the seven leaders taking part in the Torres Strait Women’s Leadership Program (TSWLP) whose final program session brought them to Canberra from 8-11 November.

“It is wonderful that we had these two very different programs intersecting in Canberra,” Foundation CEO, Matt Linnegar, said.

“These leaders from the Torres Strait made a presentation to our ARLP cohort, and there was a fantastic exchange of ideas around leadership.”

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation would like to acknowledge the assistance and involvement of the following:

Museum of Australian Democracy – Ms Daryl Karp

The Tent Embassy

The Senate

House of Reps question time

Torres Strait Womens Leadership Program

Social entrepreneurs of Newtown

Lakemba Mosque

Auburn Gallipoli Mosque

North Sydney Synagogue

Salvation Army Oasis Youth Refuge

Refugee Council of Australia

Youth Food Movement

Professor Paul Porteous

Zoe Routh, Inner Compass

Fran Freeman

Kerrie Tim

Sally Branson

Joel Fitzgibbon MP

Cathy McGowan MP

Michael McCormack MP

Julian Lee ARLP C21

Bruce Jeffreys Founder of Dresden Optics

Liz Yeo CEO of Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Murat Keskin OOOBy

Chris Campbell Manager of the Big Issue

Sydney Fish Market

Toby Ralph

Jonathan Biss of IECL

Leaders who are involved in a primary industry have until Friday 27 November 2015 to apply for the next ARLP. Those interested in this unique experience can apply online. Course 23 will take place over multiple sessions across fifty days, from August 2016 to October 2017. 

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