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Melissa Barnett, Hannah Leu, Kristy Frahm and Kayleen Freeman at Mulanah Gardens

September 14, 2016

South Burnett residents interested in taking part in the  2017 South Burnett Community Leadership Program gathered at Mulanah Gardens at Inverlaw recently to enjoy dinner and learn more about the program.

Potential participants rubbed shoulders with graduates from previous programs, organised by the Red Earth Community Foundation in conjunction with Vision 21.

They also listened as alumni Stephanie Denman, Marc Reinbott and Lesley Thun talked about the benefits of the leadership program, which has been running now for three years and has about 70 graduates.

The program is held across two weekends at the Bunya Mountains, and participants keep in touch afterwards.

It aims to nurture future community leaders and build resilience in the South Burnett community.

Participants gain insights into leadership styles and personality types as well as building personal and business networks.

[Photos: Tina Torrens]

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Previous South Burnett Community Leadership Program participants … back row, from left, Kristie Schumacher, Jane Badior, Kerrie Le Du, Tina Torrens, Matt Kenny, Heather Rowberry, Susan Harvey, Jason Ford, Marc Reinbott, Helen Roth, Marion Campbell, Lesley Thun, Mandy Bishop and Kristy Frahm; front row, Robyn Hallewell, Narelle Black, Stephanie Denman, Jules Entwistle, Pam McAllister and Kylie van Schyndel; the group gathered for a Leadership Development session, “Dealing With Conflict”, before the public information session

Jason and Narelle Black and Karyn Bjelke-Petersen

Karen Dennis and Tonia Gilbert

Program facilitator Pam McAllister

Cameron Donohue, Cr Danita Potter, Sarah Potter and Erin Jeffs at the South Burnett Community Leadership Program information evening


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