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Leadership Wimmera 2019



What is Leadership Wimmera?

Leadership Wimmera was established in 2002, auspiced by the Wimmera Development Association. 

It stimulates, facilitates and sustains regional leadership.

Leadership Wimmera provides two inspiring leadership programs to enhance and develop your leadership skills and promote leadership in the region.

As a participant you will not only learn about leadership; but also learn more about yourself and how to successfully work and achieve with others around you.

It will provide challenges, lightbulb moments and plenty of experiences to take you into a more confident, involved, connected and engaged future.

Business Leaders Group

Leadership Wimmera's Business Leaders Group program is deisgned for business owners and people working in supervisor or management roles.

The program will help people build competence, confidence and commitment for themselves and the people they lead. It will help people fine-tune the culture of their organisation and develop leadership capabilities.

The Business Leaders Program delivers clear, tangible economic and employment outcomes by developing the leadership capacity and skills at senior management level to foster regional business success and innovation.

2019 Business Leaders Group Participants

Back Row (from left): Llewelyn Clark, Trent King

Middle Row: Matt Charles, Chris Folkes, Michelle Rabone, Kelly Schilling

Front Row: Emma Hynes, Luisa Schellens, Kate Waterworth, Belinda Penny, Amanda Carracher


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Regional Leadership Skills

Designed to deliver personal and professional growth, develop your leadership style and provide the opportunity for aspiring leaders to develop their leadership skills in the workplace and in their communities. 

2019 Regional Leadership Skills participants

Back Row (from left): Ben Muir, Zack Currie, Jonathan Starks

Middle Row: Annie Hobby, Tracy Dart, Sara Barron, Rhianon Plush, Tim Winfield, Clair McDonald

Front Row: Jessie Koschitzke, Holly King, Venetia Kardogeros, Kaycee Bould, Wendy McInnes, Hserwah Pokyaut, Kaw Doh Htoo

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1. You will have fun and meet new friends.

2. You will gain confidence and feel more empowered.

3. You will develop and refine your leadership skills.

4. You will boost your networks and collaborations at a local, state and, potentially, national level.

5. You will learn about yourself and how to better communicate with, and understand, others.

6. You will become more focussed on building your career and making positive life changes.

7. You will make lasting and meaningful connections with other participants.

Contact Us Now

For more information about Leadership Wimmera, contact Jessica Grimble on 0429 811 744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leadership Wimmera advisory committee

Mary Dalgleish - chairwoman.

Committee members Donald Carter, Emilia Johns, Tim Shaw, Rob Moir and Jo Bourke

Josh Koenig (WDA Board representative) and Colin Kemp (Regional Development Victoria representative)

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Thank you to those that have applied for the 2020 Leadership Wimmera programs. Leadership Wimmera is excited to announce that both our Business Leaders Group and Regional Leadership Skills group are full for 2020. We are looking forward to another exciting year in collaboration with Leading Teams. 

Applications open for the 2021 Leadership Wimmera Programs in September 2020.