Are you interested in taking part in our leadership development program? Fill out our Expression of Interest form for more information.

In 2023 RDAEP is teaming up with Champions Academy to deliver a deep impact leadership program, designed to empower individuals to recognise and apply their human potential, to shape the future that they want for Eyre Peninsula.

Over the course of three ‘retreat-style’ residentials, participants will develop strong peer networks, working together as a group with behavioural expert and ‘humanpreneur’ Shelley Wild; leading demographer, author and futurist Bernard Salt; and award-winning change agent Sarah Prime – along with a number of inspirational local leaders and guest mentors.

Each two-day residential will be hosted in a different location across Eyre Peninsula, two months apart. Dates are currently being finalised but sessions are expected to be held in late March/early April, June and August (with some short online group catch ups and individual mentoring in between). Program completion and a graduation event will take place in October.

A program of this calibre would generally cost in excess of $5,000 per person, but scholarships are being offered to a limited number of lucky Eyre Peninsula applicants through funding from Primary Industries and Regions SA (however, please note that there is an expectation that successful applicants do contribute a small amount to demonstrate their commitment to the program – this contribution will be confirmed with participants at the time of acceptance into the program).

Anyone aged 18 or older and residing on the Eyre Peninsula is eligible to apply.

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Are you interested in taking part in our leadership development program? Fill out our Expression of Interest form for more information.

Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula (RDAEP) has been funded to provide a leadership development program for the Eyre Peninsula in 2023. This program is funded by the South Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regions to provide a place-based leadership development program.