Regional Health Services from Kerang, Cohuna, Echuca, Kyabram and Rochester & Elmore unite to participate in a leadership program aimed at developing leadership attributes and management skills amongst existing and emerging managers and thereby create organisational and culturally empowered leaders.

14 health professional managers and aspiring personnel were led by GoTAFE to recognise and embrace their own leadership strengths and hone their skills as sustainable leaders of the future.  The course content was developed and directed to include existing and emerging leaders looking to build strong leadership skills and collaborative relationships to lead and manage effectively in the rapidly changing health service environment.

Kyabram District Health Service had 3 staff members complete the program. Chief Executive Officer, Anne McEvoy said at the graduation, “This Leadership Program captures the essence of our leadership aspirations by investing in our staff to not only gain knowledge and skills to support our organisation but to build confidence in their own capabilities.”

Support Services Team Leader, Kylie Smith, said ‘I have learnt a lot during the program. I have more confidence and am able to back myself with the decisions I make.’

Kylie was also joined by fellow colleagues Alison Harris (Social Support and NDIS Community Access Coordinator), and Mikala Allan (Home Care Coordinator). Mikala said she felt that the course has already benefited her with communicating with not only her team she coordinates but others on various levels throughout the organisation, whilst Alison thanked the teacher, Kerri, who was a wealth of knowledge.