Search is on for future leaders

The search is on for the next generation of leaders for the Alice Springs Desert Leadership Program. Applications are now being sought for the program that will start in April 2010.

"We are looking for local people with a track record of leadership impact and a commitment to Alice Springs and its future," said John Huigen, CEO Desert Knowledge Australia "you could be a leader in the community, within your family group or in the workplace."

Alice Springs Desert Leadership is a program to increase the leadership capability of the Alice Springs community, primarily through a program over two years of leadership development for the next generation of leaders.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our potential leaders. The program provides skill development through mentoring, participating in professionally facilitated sessions, partnering with emerging leaders on the coast, field trips and through learning the leadership styles and contrasts of other leaders”.

"This program is first and foremost an individual leadership development program but it is also a collective journey for the next generation of Alice Springs leaders."

This program is co-designed by the current leaders of Alice Springs for its next generation of leaders. “I am excited to be involved as a mentor and in the development. This is the first leadership development program tailored to the specific circumstances and challenges of desert leadership in Alice Springs" said Betty Pearce, one of the Mentors involved in the co-design phase of the program.

"I have been impressed by the insight displayed by the Alice Springs leaders and their level of commitment to this program" said Program Mentor, John van Geldermalsen. John brings 10 years of professional leadership development experience to the program following 20 years in business.

John Rawnsley is available to talk to anyone interested in the program and can be contacted on 08 8959 6009 or 0427 066 279.

Applications close midday, Monday 1 March 2010.

Media contact: Rebecca Farrell, 0418 210 981