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2018 GLF: adversity and resilience

The latest Governor’s Leadership Foundation Session saw participants travel to Port Augusta and Whyalla to look at leadership during adversity and re-invigoration as well as to appreciate the differences between country and city approaches to community cohesion and problem solving.

The trip included meeting Port Augusta NAIDOC Award winners, hearing from local organisastions including Sundrop Farms, Oz Minerals, Whyalla Aged Care, the Chamber of Commerce and UniSA. We also met with local MPs including the Minister for Mines and Energy Dan van Holst Pellekaan and the Hon Eddie Giles MP as well as Port Augusta Mayor Sam Johnson.

Highlights of the trip included watching, hearing from and dancing with the Dusty Feet Mob in Port Augusta, an Aboriginal dance troupe, a tour of the steelworks and hearing of Sanjeev Gupta’s impact on the organisation and seeing the sunset over Whyalla from Hummock Hill. Lots of great discussions were held on topics including community cohesion, diversification, resilience, adaptability and leadership in adversity. Bonds grew between our 2018 participants as they had more opportunities to talk with each other. View the Dusty Feet Mob video here.

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Bus trip to Port Augusta and Whyalla
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Minister van Holst Pellekaan speaking at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
Help us to ensure the GLF continues to develop SA's leaders

Should your friends and colleagues apply to do the GLF? We’d appreciate your help in promoting the GLF amongst your networks so we have a great cohort for 2019. If you could post on either LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter why you would recommend the program that would be much appreciated.
Applications close October 2, 2018. Please contact CEO Cathie Brown for more information.

Thanks to the alumni who shared their thoughts at our previous information sessions hosted by CPA and our sponsor Statewide Super.

If you are interested in being on the interview panels for the 2019 GLF which will be held in October, we’d love your help. Please let us know.
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L to R: Panellists Robram Cock, Justin Lang, Michelle Peterson, Tina Du, Sue Mitchell, Lesley Marchioro
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L to R: Panellists L - R Kate Rush, Simon Rowberry, Mandy Brown, Jared Simes and Lesley Marchioro
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Panellist Jared Simes with a potential GLFer
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Leaders Institute's Gill Tamhane centre with potential 2019 GLFers
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Governance Training
The Leaders Institute now offers one day training on how to maximise Board effectiveness. The training, conducted by Alexandrea Cannon, who is an experienced Board Chair (including of the Leaders Institute, SATAC and the Credit Union SA) and Board Director has proven to be very effective in helping past participants understand their responsibilities, manage board dynamics and maximise board outcomes.

Contact us at if you would like to book into our next session on November 30, 2018, at UniSA's City West campus.
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Beyond GLF
We are considering running a confidential peer mentoring program for GLF alumni only called Beyond GLF. The program would expand your thinking and use of cutting edge leadership theories and applying them to current work-place challenges.

It will allow a deeper dive on adaptive/integral/polarity theories and adult stages of development – applied to workplace challenges. We are canvassing to see if there is interest in people attending 6 x 3 hour monthly sessions. The price would be in the order of $3,500 depending on the time of day the program was run. If you are interested please let us know.
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Leadership Thinking
Has liberalism failed?
Has liberalism led to a loss of communal values and norms or freed people up so they are no longer defined by their background. A discussion with Patrick Denneen’s author of Why Liberalism Failed considers if liberalisms greatest failure was the rise of President Donald Trump.

The conundrum between inclusivity and belonging (is it possible for human beings to care about everyone and the globe) – or are we creatures that need to be in family or national containers also makes for interesting thinking. Photo: Gage Skidmore                                                                        
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Leadership through improvising
We live in a complex world which makes leadership challenging but associate fellow at Oxford’s Saïd Business School and author of two books—Everything’s an Offer and Do Improvise has a simple six word answer; Notice More, Let Go, and Use Everything.

“It’s about leaving behind the fruitless debate about whether things are good or bad and adopting an incredibly practical and constructive stance about how to use what you have,” he says. Read more here.
Motivating people 
How can we help sustain and cultivate the motivation that comes from within people, their intrinsic motivation, their sense of value, and have that be driving their behaviour rather than carrots and sticks. Click here to listen to ABC’s All in the Mind or to read the transcript.
Re-imaging our approach to migrant communities

At a time when migrant groups can be in the spotlight receiving media, public and political attention in a way that has at times been divisive, racist and short-sighted, the Australian Centre for Social Innovation has worked with the South Sudanese Australian community and key agencies to co-design new ways to support community members and build resilience. Find out more here.
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GLF Alumni news
Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall FGLF 2017 and Adelaide City Councillor and Board Member about town Houssam Abiad FGLF 2010 have both been named in Citymag’s 20 most influential people in Adelaide. Read more here.
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Todd Roberts FGLF 2005 has been appointed as the General Manager Corporate Financial Services Vic/Tas for the Commonwealth Bank.
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Maureen Lawlor FGLF 17 will take on the exciting role of managing a new vocational training centre as well as continuing to manage Down Syndrome SA as part of the new arrangements arising from the merger with Orana.
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2018 GLFer Mark Chilvers has been appointed Executive Director of the SA Dental Service. Mark is currently the Manager, Business Operations in the Surgical Directorate of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network. In announcing his appointment the Chief Operating Officer of the Network stated that Mark’s knowledge of the health system and his interest in working within a team, and responding to challenges innovatively will be well-placed within SADS.
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2018 GLFer Alex Thomas has been awarded SafeWorkSA’s $20,000 Augusta Zadow Award to continue her campaigns to address health and safety issues in the workplace for women, particularly for rural women. Alex, who runs her own safety consultancy business was also awarded the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, earning a bursary of $10,000 to launch her ‘Plant a Seed for Safety’ social media campaign.
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2018 GLFer and Statewide Super GM Business Development Debbie Sterrey has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Tennis SA.

Let us know if you have recently been in the media or taken on a new leadership position so we can include your news in our next edition.
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Sponsor news
KPMG has recently released its 2018 Customer Experience Excellence report which provides useful information on how organisations locally and globally are tackling the challenge of delivering on their brand and customer promise was truly enlightening.
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Statewide Super has signed on as a sponsor of the Leaders Institute of South Australia for another year! As the industry super fund dedicated to the SA community, it wants to ensure that our communities continue to flourish and leadership potential is developed and nurtured for the benefit of the state.

It is wonderful to see a fellow South Australian organisation like Statewide Super at the top of its game. They officially have the BEST* MySuper investment performance in Australia for 1 year to 31 July 2018, returning 12.71% for their members. They have also received a range of top awards indicating their quality and value-for-money. If you’re interested in learning more about Statewide Super, click here.

*SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey July 2018. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The information provided contains general advice which does not take into account your specific objectives, financial situation or needs. Before investing, you should consider the appropriateness of this general advice with regard to your personal circumstances. You may also wish to obtain independent financial advice.

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GLF birthday celebrations
The GLF is turning 20 next year and we are getting together a small alumni group to help us plan how we will celebrate in style. Please register your interest here.
Upcoming events
GLF 2018 Graduation 
Our Governor and patron His Excellency the Hon Hieu Van Le AC and Mrs Le will be attending this year’s Governor's Leadership Foundation program 2018 graduation at 5.30pm on Wednesday 28th November 2018. His Excellency will be speaking and presenting the graduates with their certificates. Tickets will be available shortly.
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6 December 2018 – Leaders Institute End of Year Celebration

Hold the date: Our end-of-year celebration and thankyou to our supporters will be on December 6, from 5pm at our offices at UniSA.
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