Barossa Future Leaders
Barossa Future Leaders showcased their learning, projects and focus through presentations on Friday 19 October at the Barossa Council. The audience consisted of government officials, university officials, the sponsors, some community members who were engaged throughout the projects' development and the participants.
Needless to say, there was a great feeling of relief and relaxation in the room at about 4pm on that Friday afternoon. The wait is on for the academic results however, this is not the most important thing. The participants all declared that their projects and focus goes beyond the presentation, it is actually about the changes and focus on building a stronger community.
The projects will be made available here once the markings have been complete. Below are the scoping documents for each of the projects.
- Barossa Regional Residents Association: Relevance and Role for the Future - Damien Tscharke, James March, Maz McGann, Paul Heinicke, Charlotte Williams
- Engaging the Barossa - Community Play Space - Ben Wright, Ken Hodges, Rebecca Murphy
- Hands on Barossa - family based tourism experiences in the Barossa - Larene Dreckow, Daniela Hongell, Adrian Hoffmann, Jarrod Schmidt
- Develop recommendations to revitalise the RSL clubs of the Barossa - Brooke Howell, Zana Hoskins, Aaron Young, Linda Parbs
About the program
The Barossa Future Leaders Program is a community led initiative to up-skill future community leaders to ensure the region retains a vibrant, resilient and creative economy. The program was delivered in part by Adelaide University’s Executive Education Unit and non-academics who are leaders in their field, and current community leaders. It drew together ‘community topics’ to make participants think about how they will lead their community, topics covered current issues and future opportunities that will challenge and strengthen the Barossa community.
The week-long program finished up on Friday 24 August after a stimulating and life changing week. The participants learnt about Learning Foundations, Leading People, Understanding and Analysing Financial Information, Thinking Strategically, Leading Sales & Marketing and Goal Setting and Personal Effectiveness.
A major component and outcome of the week was to develop a strategic project that would be worked on and presented to the Sponsors in October. The projects was delivered in groups of approximately 4 people.
It is expected that the Barossa Future Leaders Program will be held again in 2013.
If you would like to sponsor the Barossa Future Leaders programme, please click here Sponsorship.