The Committee for Geelong is achieving its
vision to develop the next generation of community leaders. Alumni
of the Leaders for Geelong program, Barwon Community Leadership
program and LEAD Barwon program have insight into the
opportunities and issues affecting the region and great potential
to address them.
Alumni stay connected through a program of
events and activities devised by a small steering group. They
stay informed about the issues of the day, continue to develop
personal leadership skills, contribute to committees and boards
through Skills Bank, support local causes, and enjoy opportunities
for social interaction. Being an active alumnus
means being empowered to work toward a successful future for
the region. The Leaders Alumni has the strong endorsement and
support of the Committee for Geelong.
Don't forget - Program places available
Two places are available for alumni at most leadership
programs events. If you missed a topic during your program or
if you'd like a refresher on a topic of particular interest, please
contact Simone McKenzie to reserve a place: email firstname.lastname@example.org
or ph. 5227 8591.
Come Inside Tours
The 'Come Inside' tours were introduced in 2014 as an
opportunity for alumni to access and learn about Geelong's 'didn't
know that was here' businesses, industries or features. Many of
tour sites are restricted access areas or operations, so it
provides alumni a chance for an exclusive experience. It also
allows these businesses or industries to showcase their operations
and how they fit into the Geelong picture.
Past tours include the Winchester range, Little Creatures
Brewery, and the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research. The
organisations appreciate the opportunity to share their local
story, and alumni enjoy the learning experience, as well as a
chance to catch up and network with each other. Tours are generally
free of charge and run about three times a year. Any ideas for
future tours are very welcome.