Sixteen Leading Excellence Maryborough participants will be able to bring new leadership skills to the local community after officially graduating from the six-month program last month.
This year was the second time the program, facilitated by LEAD Loddon Murray, has run and aims to foster the development of a network of community and business leaders in the Central Goldfields Shire through a series of workshops and projects.
Graduates celebrated their completion of the program last month at the Maryborough Highland Society, joined by Member for Ripon Louise Staley, Member for Bendigo Maree Edwards, Central Goldfields Shire Council representatives and members of local groups including Committee for Maryborough and Go Goldfields who have lent their support to the program.
LEAD Loddon Murray chair Rob Stephenson said he hoped graduates do not forget they have “all the ingredients” to make a positive impact on the community.
“Do not underestimate the legacy of your time together or the potential for your community projects to seed long lasting change,” he said.
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