Leadership reinvigoration with TRAILblazers
The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation has delivered its second TRAILblazers program for 2015. From 24-31 October, ten experienced leaders came together for the eight-day experiential program, which takes place in Canberra and regional New South Wales.
The program is customised for seasoned leaders, and designed to afford a recalibration and reinvigoration of leadership goals, while examining approaches to complex challenges.
This TRAILblazers cohort included Ned McCord, Executive Director of Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School; Adam Bluhm, Group Operations Manager for the Tradies Group Canberra; Wendy De Luca, Course Director, Adult and Vocational Education at Charles Sturt University; Patrick Moase, General Manager of Clipper Pearls; Ian Davies, General Manager Agriculture with Wilmar Sugar Australia; Mungo O'Brien, Regional General Manager with Westpac Banking Corporation; Hamish McIntyre, Principal, McIntyre and Moolabah Agriculture and Mathew Steinert; Stephen Purkis and Matthew Wells, all Regional General Managers with Westpac.
With diverse professional backgrounds, but a shared sense of the challenges and opportunities associated with leadership, the latest TRAILblazers group relished a chance to re-focus their goals and examine the best ways to engage communities and industries.
Program facilitator Zoe Routh said this TRAILblazers cohort brought a lot to the table, combining fun with "deep learning."
These leaders will form a collaborative network going forward, acting as support and sounding boards as they continue to access one another's experience and expertise.