Leadership Wimmera

April 2015


Emma Kealy's Ten Tips for Success

In a new initiative for 2015, Leadership Wimmera is hosting a Lunchtime Leaders Series of speakers where leaders from the Wimmera have been invited to share their own leadership story with either the Business Leaders Group or Regional Leadership Skills.
Emma Kealy, Member for Lowan, very generously spent some time with this year's BLG at Workshop 1 recently.
She spoke about her life, education, work, experiences and passions.  Emma shared the ten golden rules which she lives by with the group, and has given us permission to pass them on to you:
1. In order to lead, you need people - a team - around you.
2. Make sure you keep the end goal in mind, but be flexible about how you get there.
3. It is much easier to learn from the mistakes (and Successes) of others.
4. There is always something we could have done better. Take the time to look back and assess what you would do differently next time.
5. Capture the ideas of others and empower them to make it a reality.  It helps to build a strong team and to implement change.
6. If something isn't working then just try a new way.  You can always change it back tomorrow.
7.  If you have something to add to a conversation make sure you share it. Don't leave it until after the meeting.
8. Be respectful of other views and perspectives.  Make an effort to understand WHY people have a differing opinion to you.  If you can understand the motivations of other people it usually makes it easier to work with them (as you can better predict how they will react).
9. Deal in facts and evidence, not emotions.  This is vitally important when decision making.
10. If you don't believe in yourself, then why should anyone else believe in you.


Presenting your socks off Workshops

Limited places still available for these Workshops on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th April.  Book yours today.


Governance Foundations for Not for Profit Directors

Are you considering joining a Board and would like to understand the responsibilities of directorship? 
Could your Board improve its standard of governance?
Are you currently serving on a Board and would like to increase your personal skill level?
Over 1.5 days of training you will examine the duties and responsibilities of the Not for Profit Director, Strategy and Risk for the Not for Profit Director and Finance for the Not for Profit Director.
Class size is strictly limited.  Please enrol early to avoid disappointment.


Did you know that as a member of Leadership Wimmera Network you are entitled to some exclusive offers from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Company Directors)? This includes discounted rates on various products and services to assist on your professional development and leadership journey.

Company Directors is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to provide leadership on director issues and promote excellence in governance to achieve a positive impact for the economy and society. With over 35,000 members, we are the largest governance organisation in the world, providing resources and education for directors. Our flagship course – the Company Directors Course – is widely regarded as the pre-eminent qualification for directors in Australia.

As a LW member, you are now entitled to join Company Directors at a reduced rate of $524 (a saving of $220)


Business Excellence Awards

Rural Development Australia Grampians is proud to be sponsoring a brand new category at the Federation Business School 2015 Business Excellence Awards.  The new category 'Paddock to Plate' is open to all growers and producers within the Grampians region.  Nominate online now at
Nominations close on 30 April 2015. 



Victorian Tourism Awards


A reminder that nominations are now open!

Enter the 2015 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted to enter the 2015 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards program.

  FREE Workshop

RACV Victorian Tourism Awards 2015

extend their knowledge and understanding of working with young people from diverse backgrounds.
The session will be conducted by Centre for Multicultural Youth Team Leader from the Ballarat Office. Grampians Tourism and VTIC are running a FREE preparatory workshop to assist businesses and organisations entering the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards in 2015. GT would also like to invite and Tourism Organisation considering entering the Victorian Tourism Awards to put forward and Expression of Interest to participate in the Tourism Awards Support Program. Click here to complete your expression of interest.

Date:          Tuesday 28th April 2015
Time:          10 am - 12 noon
Location:    Comfort Inn Country Plaza Halls Gap, The Boronia Room, 141 Grampians Road, Halls
RSVP:         27th April 2015


Migrant Youth Training

 A free training session will be held in Horsham on May 6th for workers, volunteers and interested people who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of working with young people from diverse backgrounds.
The session will be conducted by Centre for Multicultural Youth Team Leader from the Ballarat Office.
There are still some vacancies available for anyone who may be interested.  More information

Wimmera Business Centre News


First Aid Course

Places are still available in First Aid - Provide First Aid (Level 2) course being hosted by the Wimmera Business Centre on Monday 18th May from 9am-3pm.  Cost: $150pp  
Book with Rachel today on 5381 0300 or


National Broadband Network is here

's time to move to the NBN.

Information sessions: 
Quantong Community Centre - Monday April 27
Natimuk Showgrounds Pavilion - Tuesday April 28
Dooen Hotel - Tuesday May 5
Haven Hotel - Wednesday May 6
All sessions 6pm-8pm  Tea and coffee provided


ANZAC EVE wine evening at Rupanyup Community Centre

Camp Gallipoli

This is a once in a life time experience for the now generation
In partnership with the Horsham RSL and the HRCC
Supported by local service clubs
Where: Horsham Sayer Park
Date: April 24th & 25th
Staring Time: 6.30 pm
11, 000 Voices Documentary
Film the Water Diviner
Arrival of the ANZAC Flame
Entertainment by local musicians
Food and beverages available for purchase.
General Public Welcome also welcome
Tickets on Sale Now Horsham RSL Phone: 03 5382 5912
Adult $10
Children $5.00 Sleep out under the stars.  Names and numbers of children urgently needed if they desire to camp out for the night. Contact person Brandi Galpin. Phone:- Horsham College 03 5381 7100 for full details ASAP.
Online At:-


Sue Boddi
Leadership Wimmera Coordinator

Leadership Wimmera
62 Darlot Street, Horsham VIC 3400
Phone: (03) 5381 6507