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Leadership program to make change – Tanisha Lovett


Tanisha Lovett:


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Business-organisation and role? Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative, health and well-being cultural support worker.

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

Why are you participating in a Leadership Wimmera program? To gain more confidence in myself and to develop in my leadership qualities. By taking on tips that can help me self reflect on myself now, who I want to be and how I’m going to get there, I hope to become a well respected leader in the community.

What do you hope to achieve and-or learn by participating in Leadership Wimmera? I hope to grow in my self-confidence, which will help me in decision-making and controlling conflicting situations. I need to understand myself better before I can understand other people’s way of thinking. I need to understand the best ways to work with them to achieve our goals. 

What has been the highlight of the program so far? My highlight so far would be the opening retreat in Dunkeld because it was a great way to meet and build friendships with others in the group.

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 May 11, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!