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Building community resilience through leadership in the Eurobodalla Shire.

Grow your leadership capability to operate in complex situations and to bring wise, effective action in service of a shared purpose. Become a leader with the courage of an open mind, open heart and open will.

Fully-funded leadership development program building community, business and government leadership capacity

Regenerate Eurobodalla is a fully-funded leadership development program building leadership capacity for resilience and sustainability.

Do you live in the Eurobodalla Shire? Are you interested in accessing some of the best leadership thinking and practice available and acquiring practical leadership tools and skills? Would you like to develop a deep understanding and knowledge about leading change in your community? Are you looking for strong networks with like-minded people and an opportunity to work on projects that you are passionate about? Would you like to link your ideas with support and inspiration from others?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above, then Regenerate Eurobodalla is for you.

A Trusted Leadership Network

Regenerate Eurobodalla is a leadership development program in response to the 2019-20 bushfire season. This intensive program engages participants in an 18-month learning journey that combines a blend of face-to-face workshops, action learning, online support, project delivery, coaching and mentoring. Designed for current and emerging leaders, it provides a deep dive into personal leadership, working in and leading teams. It gives you the skills and understanding to lead and build resilience in communities and organisations. 

When can I apply?

Applications closed

How much will it cost?

Thanks to our program partners and government funding, this program is free. You should note that you will be required to cover travel and personal expenses for the course of the program.

When does the program run?

There are two intakes for this program

Session 1: 19-24 March & 25-27 August 2023

Session 2: 16-21 April 2023 & 15-17 September 2023

Where is it?

This program is for people in these regions: Canberra | Yass | Michelago | Burra | Bredbo | Queanbeyan | Bumbalong | Tharwa | Royalla

Who can participate?

Rural landholders or managers, emergency first responders and local government employees who want to build resilience in their communities and improve future bushfire responses.

Who should apply?

Numbers are limited to 24 people to ensure this is a very personal, selective and ‘hands-on’ learning experience! This program is for people who have passion and empathy, and what to make a genuine difference in their team, community, or sector. Someone who want to engage more people in building new enterprises and driving change for the good of the public. It’s for small business owners who want to learn new skills, for current and emerging leaders in local government or higher, and for those leading an interest group who have a stake in Eurobodalla.

We care a lot about what you’ve done and even more about what you want to do. We want to support and assist you in making productive change happen. Ideally, we are seeking a diverse group of program participants that truly represents all segments of our community.

What you’ll take away from the program

Leaders who are courageous and understand how to effectively create and lead productive change in our complex, interconnected world.

Understand personal leadership styles, strengths, and challenges

Build effective communication skills

Build networks and strong ongoing relationships with fellow participants

Explore ways to lead teams, communities, and organisations

Develop a wide range of leadership tools and strategies

Learn to co-design and facilitate shared outcomes within teams, organisations and communities

Become courageously unstoppable!

A unique partnership

Regenerate Eurobodalla is a partnership between Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA) the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) and the program facilitators Global Learning.

SHASA has been at the forefront in championing renewable energy, sustainability and community resilience projects across the Shire.
The ARLF is preeminent in the development and support for strong leaders in rural, regional and remote Australia. Global Learning has been at the forefront of leadership development for more than 30 years and has worked extensively across corporate, government, community and not-for-profit organisations. They are now Eurobodalla based.

Edwina Robinson, Founder of The Climate Factory / Landscape Architect / Micro-Forest Maker, Moruya

“For me, resilience is about recognizing there’s been a setback and that we might have to take a step back but then also to go forward, push through whatever the problem or the issue is and also be kind to yourself and be kind to others.”

Kathryn Maxwell, President of Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA), Moruya

“There is so much work to do to achieve a more resilient Eurobodalla and low carbon economy… We need people who are passionate about solutions to be our leaders but we need our leaders to be supported by all three tiers of government.”

Facilitator Steve Colman, Global Learning Founder

Steve works at the intersection of social, business, and natural environments. From his first business venture in 1977, founding a wilderness guiding and expedition company, he learned the importance and the skills needed to lead teams, collaborate, and work together. 

Facilitator Mark Spain, Global Learning Senior Partner

Mark works and plays with leaders and teams on the forward edge of personal and system innovation. The complex system problems of the 21st century cannot be solved with old ways of thinking. 

What our change makers say

Frequently asked questions

Have a question that we haven’t answered below? Get in touch with our friendly team. We’re happy to help.

You must attend all sessions in order to graduate from the program. Our programs are designed to build your awareness and experience throughout the sessions. Experiential learning is one of the most engaging and deep methods of learning. Wrapping up your learnings and reflection is crucial for a positive learning experience. If you don’t intend to commit, this program may not be right for you.

Of course, we will do our best to make sure you don’t miss out should unforeseen circumstances stop you from attending. Please reach out if you’d like to discuss concerns with our program team.

For more information view our Participant Attendance Policy.

Residential programs are designed to create more time for networking and building social connections through evening activities. Also, being away from home and the habitual place of work, takes away those distractions that come with everyday life. This way, you can fully immerse yourself into the learning experience.

Aside from some travel and personal expenses to, from and during sessions, the program is free to attend thanks to our program partners.

The project has received grant funding from the Australian Government.

Regional leadership programs don’t just benefit individual participants. They also benefit the cohort and the entire community. 

At an individual level, you invest in yourself to develop the skills, mindset and network to understand and influence uncertainty and create vibrant communities for generations to come.

You grow your networks within and outside of your community, by joining the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s national network. That is more than 1,700 people working for the greater good of their communities. 

The community will gain a group of courageous and influential people with the skills to gather support from within the community and their new network to put the plan into action. 

Drive change and build resilience in your community

Contribute to something bigger. Join the next round of our Regenerate Regional Leadership program and get the tools to lead change.

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