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Building strong resilient leaders in Bundaberg

Bundaberg Resilient Leadership
Expressions of interest for the Bundaberg Region Resilient Leadership Program close on 15 February.

Every community needs strong resilient leaders across all industries, especially in times of adversity, and Bundaberg Tourism is thrilled to be offering the Bundaberg Region Resilient Leadership Program, which opens in March.

The program is made possible with a grant through the Commonwealth/State Disaster funding arrangements.

It's aimed to make communities more resilient in the face of a crisis and develop great leaders across the tourism and business community, bringing everyone together for the common good.

The Bundaberg Region Resilient Leadership Program approach is very practical and develops both personal, professional and leadership skills, alongside resilience.

Ross Peddlesden, chair of Bundaberg Tourism said: “Our Destination Tourism Plan recognises the need to have a regional leadership program that drives collaboration, builds resilience and enhances the strength of Team Bundaberg.”

“We’re grateful to have been awarded this extra funding which enables us to roll out this program and make a contribution to a stronger, more resilient Bundaberg.”

Bundaberg Resilient Leadership Program

The program will enhance leadership capacity among tourism and broader business operators to build connectedness, encourage support networks and social inclusion.

It is also designed to enhance skills to scope opportunities for sustainable economic recovery; promote preparedness and resilience to future disasters; promote collective leadership and a mindset encouraging mutually attainable goals for the tourism sector and its community. 

Katherine Reid

The delivery will be over four workshops, coupled with one on one mentoring for the participants. 

Katherine Reid, chief executive of Bundaberg Tourism said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to nurture existing and future leaders across our tourism industry and broader community and to demonstrate collective leadership as a region.”

“This is so vital for recovery after disasters and for strengthening our adaptive capacity to manage sudden change, grow individuals, grow business and together grow a vibrant and collaborative Bundaberg Region.

“We’d love to see participants from right across the Bundaberg Region.

“We encourage anyone interested in broadening their personal leadership capability, as well as engaging in bigger picture thinking for the success of the Bundaberg region, to jump online as soon as possible to complete the expression of interest for this program, with a maximum of 20 places available.” 

The Bundaberg Region Resilient Leadership program will be delivered in Bundaberg by the Institute for Tourism Leadership Australia, who have successfully conducted leadership programs in Mackay, the Whitsundays, Noosa and the Tweed region.

For those who would like to apply, expressions of interest are open until 15 February 2020 and successful applicants will be informed by the 20 February 2020.

More information and EOI can be found online.