Activate #3 - Session one blog
Activate Participant: Adam Gordon
Position: Operations Manager
The first session of our Activate Leadership Program commenced
very well. All 16 of the participants arrived early and immediately
started to connect over a coffee. We all shared our experiences
with one another and immediately started to bond. I found the
environment to be uplifting- it's great to be part of a group of
like minded people.
Janelle covered off the general course outline and expectations
of the course, then we immediately started our buddy introductions.
Introducing your buddy is a great idea. I felt it forced you to
reach out and connect with the individual prior to the program and
develop a relationship.
We then had the luxury of listening and chatting with two
presenters, Kevin Larkins and Michael Anderson. They both
have extensive experience in executive leadership. The team was
very engaged during both presentations. The wealth of knowledge and
experience was valuable for the team to share ideas and understand
the thought process and experiences throughout their leadership
I found both presentations engaging. They were completely
different leadership styles and presentations, but I was able to
align my experiences with certain points to give myself a different
perspective of leadership, goal setting, mindfulness and
Overall week one went very well, time passed very quickly. I
can't wait to see what's in store for week two.