Barossa Future Leaders Program
Published: 5th July 2012
RDA Barossa (South Australia) is partnering with a community led initiative to up-skill future community leaders. The idea to support people who have potential to take on community leadership roles transpired at the annual Barossa Generations Luncheon.
Langmeill Wines Sales and Marketing Manager James Lindner said the Barossa Future Leaders Program was more than just another leadership program.
“It is a bold and ambitious program tailored for our Barossa Region,” Mr Linder said. “The Barossa Future Leaders Program can create the pipeline of future community leaders necessary to keep the Barossa a vibrant, vital region.”
The committee headed up by Mr Lindner, Yalumba Wines People Manager Jo Hill, RDA Barossa Economic Development Manager Craig Grocke, and Barossa Grape and Wine Chief Executive Sam Holmes, has been actively preparing for the August program.
Mr Holmes said the project was also supported by the Barossa Grape and Wine Association.
“It’s about supporting people of all ages and industry sectors to become strong advocates for our region, be involved on committees and give back to the region that gives us the lifestyle we love,” Mr Holmes said.
The program will be delivered in part by Adelaide University’s Executive Education Unit and non-academics who are leaders in their field, and current community leaders.
It draws together community topics to make participants think about how they will lead their community. Topics include current issues and future opportunities that will challenge the Barossa.