Knox City Council LEAD1 Program – Day Five

24 August 2016 By Jeremy Angerson, Jodie Heriot, Linda Keenahan, ‎Katie Scott, Sara Shepherd

Day five of the Knox City Council’s LEAD1 program saw our group head to Leadership Victoria’s office in the beautiful Old Treasury Building. We started the day by celebrating lots of the groups’ achievements, ranging from new job secondment opportunities, new business ventures and new babies!

Richard Dent formally started the day by helping us to solidify the purpose and vision of our Community Leadership in Action Network (CLAN) projects. The rest of the morning was spent in a polarising discussion on a topical case study showing the ‘dark and dangerous’ components of leadership within local government. This was an eye opening experience and really helped to highlight some moral and ethical leadership challenges.

The highlight of the day for us was hearing from guest presenter Christine Kotur, Leadership Victoria’s Leader in Residence, who led an enlightening and highly engaging conversation about community leadership. Her way of thinking about local government’s unique position was inspiring and informative.

We concluded with another round of Peer Consultation, where we supported some of our fellow group members to resolve their workplace challenge enabling them to look at their challenge from a different perspective. Such a wonderful learning experience for everyone.

While we are drawing closer to the end of our time on the program it is clear the group is really growing and developing leadership skills and knowledge! This has been a great experience for all involved.


By Knox City Council LEAD1 Program participants:

 Jeremy Angerson, Festival and Events Officer

Jodie Heriot, Community Services Business Support Officer

Linda Keenahan, ‎PA to Director Community Services

Katie Scott, Team Leader Capacity Building/School Focused Youth Service Coordinator

Sara Shepherd, Team Leader Health Development/EHO