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GLF visit to the Upper Spencer Gulf

The GLF visit to the Upper Spencer Gulf brought up some big picture questions including around the difference between seeing patients as consumers or citizens or something else. We were also prompted to think about the strength of togetherness of regional communities but the challenges identified by members of the LGBTI community. One speaker also talked about the potential of a dystopian future where the majority are unemployed and challenged us as to whether they would have a vote. Reflection comment of the month came from this GLFer:

“I would like to see a future where our leaders prioritise community and sustainability. I think these aims are sometimes at odds with business objectives and wonder how we balance this polarity so we don’t all end up being neatly labelled i.e. he died alone, unhappy and poor, but had an excellent credit history."
 
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It wasn’t all serious, we also saw dolphins at the wharf and enjoyed a celebration at Whyalla’s Hummick Hill.

The Leaders Institute also kicked-off the opening sessions of our Upper Spencer Gulf Leadership Program designed to help build the networks and capability of leaders and emerging leaders across the region. The rich learnings were aided by the broad mix of individuals from different sectors, ages, stages and backgrounds undertaking the program and creating a safe space in which to have open conversations.

 
 
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The Community Action Project subjects chosen by the participants include how to support start up businesses, maximising the benefits of being a gateway to the region and reducing unemployment. Thanks to UniSA for hosting us in Whyalla and to the four philanthropic organisations and the Playford Memorial Trust as well as ReturntoWorkSA enabling us to award scholarships. 
 
Upcoming Programs
 
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Governor’s Leadership Foundation 2020 – can you help us recruit great participants?
We’d really like your help to get a great 2020 cohort for the GLF. If you are an employer who has seen the difference the program has made or alumni it would be much appreciated if you could encourage your friends and colleagues to apply as well as let others know through social media how great the program is.
 
We’d really appreciate if you could post to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter and direct people to find out more here

Our last information session is on September 16, with applications closing on October 1, 2019.
 
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Governance Masterclass with Alexandrea Cannon
Our one-day Governance Masterclass demystifies the roles and responsibilities of boards and gives participants the confidence to contribute effectively and make the right decisions. A great masterclass for those on boards, those wanting to get ‘board ready’ and those reporting to a board. Delivered by experienced Board Chair and Board Director Alexandrea Cannon this masterclass has received exceptional feedback from attendees. It is on October 15, 2019 from 9am. Book Now
 
 
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Masterclass: Conquering Imposter Syndrome with Dr John Wood
If you have ever look at other people in senior positions and feel like you don’t belong, worried you will get ‘found out’ as a fraud, or that you really don’t deserve your success (it’s just good luck) and praise (it wasn’t me it was a team effort), then you could well have Imposter Syndrome.
 

Our interactive half-day workshop is designed to help participants conquer Imposter Syndrome through helping them to understand why it occurs, what the signs are and question whether it matters. Above all the workshop will give participants practical strategies so that Imposter Syndrome doesn’t inhibit their success. The Masterclass is on October 23. Book Now

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Distilled – GLF alumni pub talks
Come along to Distilled a GLF alumni pub talk, providing an opportunity to listen to a leader and socialise in a casual environment.
 
To be held on Thursday, September 26 at 5 pm at the Kings Head Hotel, the first Distilled will feature Malcolm Jackman speaking on “50 years on the front line … a pragmatic perspective on leadership”. Malcolm, a former CEO of Elders, now concentrates on contributing via a number of Boards. Drinks will be available from the bar and people are welcome to stay on for dinner. Please RSVP here

 
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Rob Stobbe – building a culture of belonging
Rob Stobbe, CEO of SA Power Networks will talk about building a culture of belonging and his highs and lows of leadership on Friday, 25 October 2019, SA Power Networks, 1 Anzac Highway, Keswick, at 4.30pm. Book your seat around the board table here.
 
Leadership Thinking
 
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The brain impact of interacting vs social media
During this year’s GLF we heard from Dr Fiona Kerr about how connecting with people can change their brains. She showed the difference in the brain development of two three year olds – one that had been nurtured, another that had been neglected. This article also details how powerful the impact of connecting, rather than looking at a mobile phone screen is. Read more here.
 
 
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The therapeutic benefits of talking and listening
The art of talking and listening can be powerful and transformative. The talking cure has changed since Freudian psychoanalysis, but evidence is building that the therapeutic relationship can have deep and lasting benefits. Two leading psychotherapists reveal the common dynamics that can interrupt our sense of well-being. Click here to listen.
 
 
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GLF Alumni news
Clare Mockler FGLF 2009 and graduate of our Integral Leader Program has been appointed as the Deputy CEO of the City of Adelaide.

If you want to know what other alumni are up to, check out the back of our latest Yearbook.

Let us know if you have recently been in the media, taken on a new leadership position or having impact in the community so we can include your news in our next edition.
 

Quote of the month
- On Emotional Intelligence

"When we speak of emotional intelligence, we are alluding – in a humanistic rather than scientific way – to whether someone understands key components of emotional functioning. We are referring to their ability to introspect and communicate, to read the moods of others, to relate with patience, charity and imagination to the the less edifying moments of those around them."
The School of Life: An Emotional Education


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