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C22 leaders hone media skills in Adelaide

C22 leaders hone media skills in Adelaide

The 22nd cohort of the Australian Rural Leadership Program recently completed their second of six program sessions from August 16-23 2015.

And Course 22 dress style changed dramatically from the Kimberley, to Session 2 in Adelaide! Professional attire was in. Walking boots were out. Red dust was gone and participants were scrubbed and recognisable.

Navigating the media maze rather than Kimberley outback mazes was a major part of the challenge in Adelaide. Ian Doyle’s highly experienced media team immersed C22 in learning-by-doing media exercises. TV, radio, social media and public presentations were all part of becoming familiar with different mediums and contexts.

Board members Ian Crook and Lockie McDonald hosted the arrival of spouses, partners and other guests to discover firsthand what the ARLP is about. This was a highlight of the week. Getting to know those close to C22 and who also share the ARLP journey.

Foundation CEO Matt Linnegar, staff Jennifer Andrews, Bec Bamford and Philippa Woodhill got to know C22.

A networking function was also held with the SA Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program.

ARLP Fellow Kato Matthews ran an excellent interactive Executive Health Program for C22, and Board member and ARLF Fellow Lockie McDonald ran a memorable session for the course group.

Most importantly the professional relationships and networking essential for effective leadership continued to build. C22 are now looking forward to next meeting in Canberra and Sydney where system level advocacy will be experienced and explored.

Applications for Course 23 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program will be open until Friday 25 September.

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