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Peel Skills Needs

Priority 1: We will work with community, industry and government partners to support existing leadership programmes in the region, including determining methodologies to identify new and emerging community and business leaders and provide them with the support, mentoring and resources to develop their leadership skills and abilities.

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Experience leading an organisation, group or regional issue response;
  • Demonstrated extensive networks with social and community development groups across the region;
  • Willingness to actively invest time, resources, networks and political capital in driving change in the region;
  • Interpersonal and communication skills for the purposes of networking, facilitation and consultation with the community; and
  • Willingness and ability to represent the committee and its views at events.

Priority 2: We will work with community, industry and government partners to develop an enhanced culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Peel. This will entail awareness raising of the benefits of innovation, determining methodologies to identify new and emerging entrepreneurs and innovators, and providing them with the support, mentoring and resources to develop this culture and enable the development of ideas to commercialisation.

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Understanding of the economic benefits of innovation-led growth, driven by entrepreneurial and disruptive actions;
  • Understanding of the principles of human capital investment as a driver of economic growth; and
  • Knowledge of issues impacting on the Peel region's arts and culture sector.

Priority 3: Advocate for financial and other support from Governments to implement key regional initiatives.

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the three tiers of government;
  • Persuading, negotiating and influencing skills and experience; and
  • Desire to balance long term economic growth in pursuit of social and environmental interests.

Geography

Is geographic representation important to achieve the RDA committee's priorities?

  • No.

Other Comments

  • RDA Peel engages and consults closely with local governments and other key stakeholders in the region through the Peel Regional Leaders Forum, therefore direct representation specifically from local governments is not required on the committee.
  • It is not expected that applicants have the specified skills, knowledge and experience across all 3 priorities.
  • It is expected that successful applicants will highlight the positive values and vision relating to RDA Peel's work. They will communicate to others the RDA's accomplishments.