2015 Emerging Community Leadership Program

Conducted on behalf of the Department of Regional Development.

(Applications for this program closed on 14th May 2015)

The 2015 Emerging Community Leadership Program aims to enhance the resilience and sustainability of regional WA communities by supporting local leaders to develop their capacity to make a positive difference in their community or region.

The 2015 ‘Emerging Community Leadership Program’ Participant Group


(from L to R): Top - Robert Miniter Jnr., Monica Kerr, Tanaya French, Will Hosken, Deeva Muir, Jeremy Diver, Elizabeth Guidera, Andrea Gray and Abi Farina. Middle - Rebecca Woods, Barbara Howard, and Juliet Grist. Bottom - Sayah Drummond, Michael Ward, Leonie Steinbacher and Karina Tairua.

Working with a diverse group of leaders from across southern Western Australia the Emerging Community Leadership Program is a structured leadership development program that includes:

  • Four regional workshops of three-days, spaced approximately six weeks apart
  • A self-directed individual or group community leadership project
  • One-on-one professional leadership coaching
  • Small ‘action-learning’ group project discussions with coaching support.

The program is being delivered by Principal Consultant, Kim Lisson, in partnership with associates David Beyer and Louise Duxbury, working as a team of co-facilitators, and with fellow coaches Michael Wood, Mary-Jo Harris and Christine Smith.

What participants are already saying about the program...

"A brilliant program... invaluable for the development of human capacity in rural/regional towns. This program will get people moving mountains!"

"I support the program 100% and would love to see many different community members take this opportunity."

"Very worthy, engaging program with a lot of knowledge, understanding and support by facilitators. Very worthwhile for all age groups and organisations. Motivating and supportive atmosphere where you are respected and listened to."

"Amazing program with great support that radically changed my way of thinking to help my develop in positive ways."

"This program is unique and will make a contribution to developing leadership in WA that is transformative."

"Absolutely worthwhile program that has clearly helped all the participants in an incredibly powerful and moving way."

"This has been an amazing experience of shared learning. I have made some friendships and professional relationships that will provide life-long benefits of true and sustainable understanding. Thanks to the Department of Regional Development and Karrak team for developing this opportunity. I'm alive with possibilities."

Please refer to the Department of Regional Development website for further information about the program.