Applications open for emerging leaders

Applications open for emerging leaders

Grains
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The Signature Leadership Program brings together participants from across industries and sectors.

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CBH Group, in partnership with the Grower Group Alliance (GGA) and Leadership WA, has announced its 2020 Growing Leaders Scholarship has opened for applications.

Launched in 2017, the scholarship program will place two future leaders of the Western Australian grain industry on Leadership WA's 10-month Signature Leadership Program.

The Signature Leadership Program brings together participants from across industries and sectors and will grow the pool of growers ready to take on leadership positions in the industry and even at CBH.

Past alumni of the scholarship program include Niki Curtis, Esperance, Jasmyn Allen, Yuna, and Rebekah Burges, Meckering.

Nokanning grower Julia Alvaro and Tracey Lefroy from Bindi Bindi were recently announced as the 2019 scholarship recipients and are currently undertaking the program.

CBH general manager grower and external affairs Brianna Peake said the scholarship was part of CBH's commitment to building capacity and skills within regional communities.

"We're proud to support this program that fosters leadership growth in our regions, helping to ensure we have strong leaders in our communities and industry," Ms Peake said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing how this program will enable the successful applicants with the skills to realise their leadership potential."

Two scholarships are available with a value of up to $15,000, which will allow two successful applicants to take part in Leadership WA's 10-month Signature Leaders program.

Program participants will be given an insight into current and future issues affecting WA while building on their leadership skills including self-awareness, accountability, reflection, resilience and collaboration within and between industries.

The program is open to anyone involved in a grain growing enterprise in WA, who had demonstrated grower group and community involvement.

GGA executive officer Annabelle Bushell said the Growing Leaders Scholarship program was a fantastic opportunity to build the leadership capability in the agriculture industry.

"The leadership journey is different for everyone but it has been exciting to see what past participants have learned and how this has been applied in their grower groups and communities," Ms Bushell said.

"This is such a great opportunity for people in the WA grain industry and I encourage anyone interested in further developing their leadership skills to apply for this program."

Leadership WA chief executive officer Dominique Mecoy said the Signature Leadership Program was a unique and outstanding leadership development experience.

"With participants from across government, private and not-for-profit sectors, our participants are pushed to think differently about themselves, their organisation and their State," Ms Mecoy said.

Applications close on June 28, 2019, for the 2020 Signature Leadership Program.

For more information on how to apply, go to cbh.com.au/ growingleadersscholarship

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