April 27, 2018
The Red Earth Community Foundation has organised a series of workshops and study tours for local residents interested in building a stronger South Burnett.
The sessions have been organised for graduates from the Red Earth’s Community Leadership Program, but have also been opened up to all local residents.
Funding for the program has come from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund which aims to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities.
Four workshops will be held at Kingaroy TAFE College from 8:30am to 4:40pm:
- May 23 – Workshop 1: Philanthropy and Community Foundations – presented by Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal CEO Natalie Egleton
- June 13 – Workshop 2: Social Impact – presented by Lisa Ryan from Adaptive Leadership Australia
- September 12 – Workshop 3: Communication – presented by former ABC Landline producer Pete Lewis
- November 28 – Workshop 4: Effective Mentoring – presented by RuralScope director Jo Eady
The workshops will be complemented by two study tours:
- July 25 – Study Tour 1: Social Impact – visiting social enterprises in Toowoomba, including Sunrise Way, The Clubhouse, Vanguard Laundry and YellowBridge Qld (building on Workshop 2)
- October 31 – Study Tour 2: Making Change Happen – visiting Parliament House in Brisbane to learn more about how change happens, how government policies get made and implemented
Participants can take part in either one or all of the workshops and study tours.
Cost for each is $110, which will include morning tea and lunch at the workshops.
As well, there will be a dinner held at the end of each workshop to allow participants and other members of the community to meet and chat with the presenters.
The two-course dinner, prepared by The Saucy Fork, will be free for workshop participants but will cost $53.50 for others (attendance at the workshop is not a pre-requisite for attending the dinner).
- For more information and to book, visit the Torkit website