SALLY Allen has been selected to represent the Yorke and Mid North region at a national Leading Australian Resilient Communities alumni event in Canberra.
Employed by Community Care and Transport — Care in Motion, Minlaton, Sal helps with the organisation’s marketing and coordinates the volunteer community visitors’ scheme.
The recent three-month Yorke and Mid North LARC program had 26 participants (including Sal), who learned about the role of place-based leadership.
They also had the opportunity to develop skills in strategic foresight and adaptive leadership to help their communities meet challenges and collectively drive positive change.
“In the first instance, I felt privileged just to be selected as one of the initial 26 participants,” Sal said.
“To then be chosen as one of two representatives of our group from the Yorke and Mid North to attend the national LARC alumni event is just so special that I feel humbled.
“I am now looking forward to interacting with fellow leaders, like-minded people, and growing and learning from this unique experience.
“I am thankful Care in Motion has been so supportive and encouraging of my involvement with the LARC program.”
The Canberra event will include a session at Government House and a networking breakfast, when Sal said she would have the opportunity to further promote Care in Motion and its programs.
“Sal’s selection to represent the region at the alumni event comes as no real surprise for those who know her,” Care in Motion CEO David McDonald said.
“She is the ideal LARC participant, adapting what she learned through the program to the dynamic solving of complex problems and to help mobilise others in the pursuit of community good.”
Facilitated by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, the LARC initiative was developed to build on the existing strengths in regional communities by bringing together volunteers and employees from local government community organisations and businesses to help develop their leadership expertise.
YPCT – 14 June 2023