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Dianne Hornsby – supportive and inspiring leaders

Dianne Hornsby


Business-organisation and role? Uniting Wimmera, acting team leader of alcohol and other drugs.

Which Leadership Wimmera program are you participating in? Change Makers. 

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Why are you participating in a Leadership Wimmera program? I am wanting to be the most supportive and inspiring leader I can be, both in the organisation and in the community. 

What do you hope to achieve and-or learn by participating in Leadership Wimmera? I hope the program will challenge me further to grow and develop my leadership skills, and to use this knowledge in my current role, in the community and whatever the future might bring in the coming years.

What has been the highlight of the program? Being able to develop close relationships with the other participants has been my highlight. We all come from such diverse, exciting and challenging backgrounds and we all bring value to the program in our unique ways.


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 vtaylor@.

The entire August 3, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!