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Communication key for Babu Ram Pandey

Babu Ram Pandey


Business-organisation and role? Agriculture Victoria, field pea breeder.

Which Leadership Wimmera program are you participating in? Emerging Leaders.

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Why are you participating in a Leadership Wimmera program? I am participating in this program to develop my skills in team management. I want to improve my communication skills in a team where I have to collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders.

What do you hope to achieve and-or learn by participating in Leadership Wimmera? I am hoping to achieve effective communication, understanding of team members and decision making. I want to create a working environment in which team members feel supported and get a chance to make progress in their careers.

What has been the highlight of the program so far? I would like to highlight the Halls Gap retreat. It was a great opportunity to know about other participants. Learning about myself was another amazing experience.


The Weekly Advertiser, in partnership with Leadership Wimmera, continues to present weekly profiles of this year’s leadership program participants.

Leadership Wimmera has provided opportunities for the development of emerging and existing community leaders across the Wimmera and southern Mallee in Victoria since its inception in 2002.

Graduates from the program, which is overseen by Wimmera Development
Association, use life and leadership skills they learn in the program in their roles as business owners, managers, employees, volunteers, parents, friends and community members.

It has two flagship programs and runs several other development opportunities annually. 

The Change Makers program is for existing leaders – those who own or run a business and-or who lead a team at work or in their community life and who have demonstrated potential to commit to greater leadership involvement in their workplace or community.

An Emerging Leaders program is for people wanting to build leadership skills to increase their influence within the workplace or community groups.

People can find out more by calling project officer Vernetta Taylor on 0419 114 274 or emailing

The entire June 22, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!