Graduations and news from Leaders
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Success for our graduates
Congratulations to all those who have graduated from our programs. The overwhelming feedback from participants is that all programs have improved their self-awareness, ability to lead in ambiguous times and helped them to be wiser and more effective leaders.
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GLF graduation
A highlight of the 2018 graduation was an inspiring speech by the Leaders Institute’s patron the Governor of SA the Hon Hieu Van Le AC and insightful presentations by graduates Dr Ross McLean and Jayne-Anne Power who described their GLF journey using the four quadrants of integral theory.
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Integral Leader
The Integral Leader Program finished with each participant detailing the impact of the program on themselves. This was followed by a lunch and celebration. Comments included:
“Thank you to the Leaders Institute of SA for the Integral Leaders Program. The confidence, composure and skills you have developed in me have changed my life, my team’s life, and the reach and effectiveness of Lutheran Media.”
Richard Fox, Director, Lutheran Media

“This was not simply a program, but a journey shared with a diverse group of people. I was challenged and inspired to become the most effective leader I can be, not just through the course work but also through the interactions with the other participants.”
Daniel Moore, Associate Director, WSP Australia
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Northern Leaders Edge
Our first all-male cohort in the peer-mentoring program the Northern Leaders Edge also finished on a high with the following comment from one of the participants:
“The Northern Leaders Edge program introduced me to many new concepts which will assist me in becoming a stronger and adaptive leader. The facilitators were fantastic and were able to interpret complex theoretical concepts and translate them so they were practical and easy to understand.”
Tim Bant, Manager Claims Services, EML
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GLF alumni sought to fill a casual board position
The Board is seeking nominations for a GLF alumni to fill the casual vacancy on the Leaders Institute Board, following Anne Nixon recently finishing up.

Whilst any GLF alumni may nominate for this fantastic opportunity to contribute to the Leaders Institute, the Board is particularly keen on securing a person who has extensive networking connections with a range of organisations in South Australia, or marketing/social media or sponsorship/fundraising experience.

The person will be appointed up to the May 2018 AGM, when she/he will be eligible for re-election for a two year term. The Board meets monthly on Thursday mornings.

To nominate, please email Cathie Brown on by 16 January 2018 and include a photo, a paragraph about yourself and a short submission on why you believe you would be an asset to the Board. All GLF members will be eligible to vote electronically on the nominations.
Leaders Institute welcomes new sponsor
The Leaders Institute is very pleased to welcome Statewide Super, a proud South Australian based industry fund, as its latest sponsor.
Debbie Sterrey, General Manager, Business Development believes that the partnership can make a tangible and lasting difference to SA communities.

“One of Statewide Super’s core goals is to support our local communities and the things that are important to them ... by driving leadership excellence, new and innovative thinking can be generated resulting in effective outcomes for our State,” she said.

“Graduates from the Leaders Institute are making a significant difference and valuable contribution to South Australian businesses. We are confident that our partnership will continue to positively impact the future direction of our State and help SA to thrive over the long-term.”

To learn more about Statewide Super, which is one of the best-performing super funds in Australia managing more than $7.3 billion for over 140,000 people, visit
Leadership for all 
Two major documents were released last week, both aimed at maximizing the State for people who often are overlooked.
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Awareness on issues that affect children

GLF alumni Helen Connolly, who is the inaugural Commissioner for Children and Young People, aims to raise awareness about issues that affect children and young people so that we can devise a future where our kids can believe that anything is possible.
Helen has just finished an extensive tour listening to around 1300 young people in order to help determine how best she can fulfil her role. During this tour she has asked:
  • What’s important?
  • What would you change to make SA better for kids?
  • What do you want me to prioritise in my work?
Her report on the tour can be found here:
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Leadership & the NDIS

A report on maximising the social and economic benefit of the disability sector in SA has also just been released.

The report sees the NDIS as a catalyst to allow SA to become a global leader in inclusion and social reform. About 17,164 South Australians currently receive specialist disability support in SA valued at $760 million with the workforce needing to grow 82% by 2019.

The report states that if we lead well in this space new services and service delivery models will drive new jobs and better quality of life outcomes, that we can export of our IP, and that disabled citizens will be able to engage in and drive the changes that affect them.

One of the key priority actions recommended is to establish a sector Collaboration Centre to drive industry, market and workforce development and growth. There is also a call to design and deliver a sector-wide leadership capability program focused on values-based leadership, organizational transformation, change management, customer centricity and service and commercial acumen and strategy.

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Covert Racism Taskforce - for GLF alumni

Governor’s Leadership Foundation graduates are invited by the Stop Racism Taskforce to collaborate in an intensive, half-day Think Tank to explore ways to challenge people holding covertly racist views.


The Stop Racism Taskforce, which is convened by the Equal Opportunity Commission and is chaired by former Leaders Institute CEO and now Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, Dr Niki Vincent, is a group of South Australian peak bodies, government agencies, NGOs, multicultural groups and individual activists who work together to prevent racism in South Australia.

The session, which will involve a panel discussion and a World Café process involving small groups, will run from 8.15am to 12.30pm on February 7, 2018. Venue TBA. Click here to express your interest in taking part in the Think Tank.

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Leaders Institute in the news
2017 GLF graduates Robyn Verrall of Bully Meats and Sarah Kidman of Woodblock Wines took to the South East ABC’s airwaves recently to talk about their experiences and the impact of the program on themselves and their roles in the community and their family businesses.

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Season’s greetings
The Leaders Institute wishes all our graduates, supporters and sponsors a relaxing Christmas and fabulous 2018.

If you would like to help others at Christmas, GLF alumni and Operations Manager at Catherine House Anne Nixon has said that gift cards from major stores like Coles, Myer, Woolies etc, movie vouchers or Adelaide Metro cards are most welcomed by the women experiencing homelessness who are staying at Catherine House. Cards can be sent to PO Box 6031 Halifax St, Adelaide, SA 5000.

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