Tasmania’s new leadership program has graduated the first group of participants this week, with plenty of new skills and connections to show for it.
The inaugural Industry Leadership Enterprise and Development program (I-LEAD) wrapped up this week after a second two-day session featuring facilitator-led workshops and sector expertise.
In a graduation ceremony on Monday, 29 participants from across the state were presented their certificates by founding chair and Tasmanian Coordinator General John Perry.
Of the 29, 14 graduates were Launceston based.
Tasmanian Leaders general manager Angela Driver said she was stoked with the outcome.
“The calibre of the participants and their willingness to share, peer-coach, and grow has been incredible to watch.”
Anna Robertson of Bridestowe Lavender Estate thought the program was a great opportunity to meet a diverse group of small business owners and work through issues in a group environment that many often think they face alone.
“If you ever get the opportunity, bloody jump at it,” she said.
“On a personal level I learned a lot about myself I didn’t know.”
Brent Wilcox of Vos Constructions and Joinery Pty Ltd still feels new to management and said he appreciated the different perspective to what he could find within his own industry.
Ms Driver said the program had received state government commitment to run next year in Hobart, and Burnie in 2020.
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