e-News: Leaders for Geelong


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e-News is designed to provide you with a sense of the important activities and projects that are being proposed for the G21 Region.

All G21 member organisations work together to support initiatives that will improve the outlook for the future of the G21 region. One such organisation is the Committee for Geelong who have been active members of the G21 alliance since its inception. A community leadership program auspiced by the Committee for Geelong with the goal of ensuring that our region is well placed with informed, passionate and well-connected business and community leaders is now calling for applications from G21 region businesses, statutory authorities and not-for-profit organisations.

The Leaders for Geelong program is designed to broaden participants' knowledge of the issues and opportunities that face the G21 region. Participants hear from outstanding speakers on a range of topics and tour sites that they may not otherwise access. In the second year of the program participants become actively engaged in projects that make a positive and tangible difference to the region.

G21 pillars and project groups benefit from this project work. In previous years, participants in the Leaders for Geelong program have delivered research and feasibility studies that have been used to progress G21 priority projects for the region. Deakin Business School has also recognised the program with two unspecified credit points towards their relevant Masters programs.

Applications for the 4th intake of the Leaders for Geelong program will close soon, so we highly recommend that you consider whether you or one of your colleagues should undertake this program to provide the region with a wide range of potential future leaders. 50% of the program's participants are selected from business, 25% statutory and 25% from the not for profit sector. The diverse views, knowledge and values of this range of participants are vital to the success of the program.

Click here to download an application form

Nominations for the July 2009 intake close April 3rd

If you would like more detailed information about recent activities of G21, click on the G21 Snapshots button below.

We trust this edition of e-News has been of value to you,

OTHER ITEMS OF REGIONAL INTEREST (click links for more information)

G21 Public Forum: “Shaping our Future Together” at 8am on April 1 in Geelong
A 2-hour Public Forum bringing employers, industry and unions together with education and training organisations to create a Workforce Plan for the region. This is needed to ensure that education and training programs are in alignment with emerging and growth employment opportunities across the region. Register by 25/3.

Community Forum: Public Transport on the Bellarine at 2.30pm on March 28 in Barwon Heads
A 3-hour Public Forum at Barwon Heads Community Hall to discuss public transport routes, frequency, connections, accessibility and alternatives.
Call 5254 3289 for more information.

BioGeelong: BioBreakfast at 7.30am on April 21 in Geelong
A BioBreakfast event "Government Funding Opportunities and Managing Volatile Times" at Davidson Restaurant, Gordon Institute of TAFE. Presenters Jane Ward, Manager - Government Liaison, Deloitte and Duncan Stevenson, Client Manager - Growth Solutions Consulting.
RSVP by 16/3.