Leadership WA are returning to the Pilbara in 2013 to deliver a six month leadership program that will enhance the regions capacity by developing its leaders.
Rio Tinto’s Ross Humphries, a 2012 program graduate, said the benefits of the program were three-pronged.
“The time spent reflecting and analysing myself and my motivations made me more self-aware.
"Plus I had the opportunity to network with some fantastic leaders and visit organisations I would never have otherwise seen,” he said.
Similarly, another 2012 graduate, LJ Hooker Karratha’s Harry Hipworth said the program gave him a greater insight into his own management and leadership style and allowed him to reflect and make changes. “It was quite an involved process, but it was worth it — every experience was enlightening,” he said.
During the program, this year’s participants will embark on a journey designed to challenge their leadership skills and develop their understanding of regional issues.
Leadership WA’s business development manager Coralie Bishop said the program drew on learning methodologies that had been proven to create powerful and lasting change.
“The ability to develop a robust, reflective learning practice is essential to leadership development and research shows that there is a strong and positive correlation between reflective, experiential learning and effective leadership,” she said.
“We (Leadership WA) consider the key issues for the region and engage leaders to present to the group who will add value and meaning to the exploration of these issues.”