Inaugural Queensland Leadership Program
Thursday, 17th September 2009 at 2:17 pm
An strong line-up of CEOs, senior executives and high calibre individuals from across Queensland’s corporate, government and community sectors has been chosen by The Benevolent Society’s Social Leadership Australia to take part in the inaugural Queensland Leadership Program.
The list of twenty five professionals includes representatives from across the environment, health, human services, finance, justice and public service sectors who will work together over the next ten months to learn what it means to exercise leadership in these challenging times.
Ian Boardman, Director of Queensland Leadership says the Program is a ground-breaking initiative which will help shape the future of the State.
Boardman says it is the result of a vision to create a network of like minded, well-connected and driven people who will make a real difference in their own communities, organisations and spheres of influence over the next ten to twenty years.
Based on the award-winning Sydney Leadership Program, which is now in its eleventh year, Boardman says the Queensland Leadership Program is unlike any other program available in the State, giving people in positions of influence an exciting opportunity to access an innovative, Harvard-inspired, leadership development model and promoting collaboration across the corporate, government and community sectors to tackle tough social issues.
The supporters of the 2009 Queensland Leadership Program are:
§ Suncorp –– Principal Foundation Partner
§ The Courier Mail –– Foundation Media Partner
§ Brisbane City Council, Conics and The Department of Premier and Cabinet ––Sponsorship Funders –– each of whom is funding community scholarships, as well as supporting a staff member to take part and
§ Other organisations who are funding one (or more) of their team members to participate: ANZ, Blue Care, Brisbane Housing Company, Endeavour Foundation, FNQ Independent Living & Support Association, Greening Australia, Logan Women’s Health & Wellbeing Centre, Micah Projects, MultiLink Community Services, Queensland Alliance, Queensland Council of Social Service, Shine Lawyers, The Advocacy and Support Centre, The Benevolent Society, Urban Art Projects, and Youth & Family Service Inc.
The 2009 Queensland Leadership Program was launched in Brisbane on Thursday 10 September.
More information including the full list of participants is available online at www.bensoc.org.au or from The Benevolent Society on (07) 3835 5835.