Leadership program to drive 'lasting change' in high growth sectors

LEADING THE WAY: Nick Steel, Angela Driver, and Chris Griffin at Peppers Silo Hotel, where the 2018 program will take place. Picture: Paul Scambler
LEADING THE WAY: Nick Steel, Angela Driver, and Chris Griffin at Peppers Silo Hotel, where the 2018 program will take place. Picture: Paul Scambler

A new leadership program aims to create lasting change within the state’s high growth sectors such as tourism, agriculture, and construction.

Tasmanian Leaders general manager Angela Driver said applications for the Industry Leadership Enterprise and Development program (I-LEAD) were now open.

The program aims to provide participants with a “leadership toolbox” and will focus on people, business, and leadership.

Ms Driver said the inaugural program would be held in Launceston, the “heartland of small businesses”.

The program consist of two sessions of two days, and would include a mix of facilitator-led workshops and sector expertise.

”The end result will be a new cohort of industry leaders inspired and capable to lead beyond self for the greater good of Tasmania,” Ms Driver said.

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association policy and rural affairs manager Nick Steel and Regional Tourism Organisations’ Chris Griffin were graduates of a similar program.

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TFGA, Regional Tourism Organisations, and the Tasmanian Hospitality Association are offering scholarships for I-LEAD.

Mr Steel said the program would be “really good” for the industry.

“People are going to get a lot out of it,” he said.

Mr Griffin said it was “critical” for the community to support local business leaders.

“The I-LEAD program has been crafted to accommodate the needs experienced by small business owners and the resulting inaccessibility of professional development options,” he said.

Applications close June 6.

For more information, visit the Tasmanian Leaders website.