Program updates and news from Leaders Institute

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Above: Limestone Coast participants and Leaders Institute representatives
2019 - broadening our impact

The year is off to a great start for the Leaders Institute with our delivery of a leadership program in the Limestone Coast in partnership with the region's Local Government Association. The program has been designed to broaden the capabilities of emerging leaders developing their perspectives, ways of thinking, frameworks, emotional intelligence, cross-sector networks and abilities to work with, and influence others for the benefit of the region.

Last week's opening retreat drew participants from all over the region focusing on getting to know each other, the difference between adaptive and technical problems, understanding behaviours and the start of local community projects designed to address complex regional issues.

We have also been shortlisted for an Impact 100 SA grant for our proposal to deliver community building leadership programs in northern Adelaide and Port Augusta/Whyalla. We are seeking philanthropic, government and business support to pledge matching funds to ensure this program has deep impact. If you have staff/contacts in these areas that would benefit from these program or would like to be involved please let us know.

Preparations are well underway for the start of the 2019 GLF - our 20th program. Forty-two participants from all walks of life will converge to start their life changing journey this Friday. They'll also be forming syndicates and working with community organisations on complex adaptive challenges.

Leading Edge - one week left to join

We have a few remaining seats on our next Leading Edge Peer Mentoring Program - a powerful facilitated program which provides a safe place to apply leadership thinking and new perspectives to workplace challenges. The 6 x 3 hour sessions start on February 19, 2019 and run until the end of June.
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Participants grow in confidence in putting theory into action through the program. Simon Rowberry, Chief Executive Officer, Barkuma, who has since completed the GLF in 2017, had this to say about the Leading Edge:

"The tools and strategies I have been exposed to have helped me to improve as a leader and allowed me to tackle complex organisational issues more effectively and efficiently. I highly recommend participation in the program to any current or emerging leader from organisations faced with complex workplace issues." Click here to sign-up.
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From technical expert
to great team leader
How often do we promote our technical experts into people leadership roles, providing them with no development and expecting them to thrive, only to have them flounder?

Our Integral Leader program is especially designed to grow the confidence, perspective, strategy and people skills of team leaders and emerging leaders.
Starting on May 8, the 11.5 day program includes sessions on leading change, leading teams, putting leadership theories into practice and powerful communications. There is also a 360 degree assessment. We received great feedback on the program including from Richard Fox, Director, Lutheran Media: “Learning from the leaders and fellow attendees has given me a genuine confidence and humility to lead, composure to work through a challenge or opportunity, and the tools to apply to every day issues and overall strategy. To be developed in such a way so that the techniques come naturally is very empowering.” Click here to secure your place.
Upcoming events
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Lunch with leaders
In our new series we are offering GLF alumni the opportunity to hear first hand, in an intimate boardroom setting, about the challenges faced by SA’s leaders – and meet other alumni.
Our first lunch is with Rob Cordiner, CEO of ReturntoWorkSA who oversaw the transformation of WorkCover, which had an unfunded liability of $1.3bn despite charging employers 2.75% premiums, to ReturntoWorkSA, which has reduced premiums to an average of 1.7% - saving SA businesses $295M each year whilst generating a small surplus. Rob knows the industry backwards having first been a qualified rehabilitation counsellor, then spending time as a management consultant working with a cross section of Australian businesses implementing systems for improving workplace culture, customer service, productivity and employee injury management.

Hear Rob’s story around his boardroom table from 12pm on Tuesday, March 19. Spaces are limited so secure your seat here.
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GLF official opening after party
Alumni, foundation and honorary members are invited to welcome this year’s GLF participants into the fold at the after-party following their official reception at Government House. The celebrations will be on held on Wednesday, February 27 from 6 - 7.30pm in the Star Bar, Festival Centre. Book your place here.
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Leading social change – what works?
How do we most successfully make lasting positive social change? The Australian Centre for Social Innovation has reflected on its projects and big change work to date and found four system change strategies when, often used in combination, have been successful in tackling social challenges. Read more here.
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Virtues and obligations
ABC’s Radio National has had some excellent thought provoking discussions. Firstly, a discussion of what do we owe those in need and who are we obligated to assist – is it those closest to us or does our responsibility go beyond this? Click here for more.

Another program focused on whether humility is a meta-virtue, even if it is unfashionable. Or do we need to ‘lean in’, promote ourselves and be assertive – is humility a luxury of the ruling class? Click here for more.
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Scholarship for NFP leaders
Two scholarships are on offer from Community Sector Banking to further explore leadership in the not-for-profit sector. One scholarship focuses on future challenges for the sector, the other on Indigenous peoples and the not-for-profit sector.

The scholarships are available through the Churchill Fellowship program. Scholarship winners are funded to travel overseas for four to six weeks to investigate the topic and observe inspiring practice.
Applications close in mid-April. Click here for more information.
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GLF Alumni news
Andrea Collett FGLF 2010 has recently been appointed as the Executive Manager, People, at Novita. FGLF 2009.
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Steve Evans FGLF 2015 takes on the role of Visy State Operations Manager SA/WA
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Angus MacGregor FGLF 2016 has been appointed by the Department for Environment and Water as the Manager, Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Initiative.
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Alex Gaut FGLF 2013 is the new Team Leader Environment & Coast for the City of Holdfast Bay.

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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Quote of the month
“What we know matters, but who we are matters more. Being rather than knowing requires showing up and letting ourselves be seen. It requires us to dare greatly, to be vulnerable”.

Brene Brown “Daring Greatly”
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