The 2016 Emerging Leaders Program commenced on 30 and 31 May 2016 with a two day residential retreat at the Monastery Function Centre.
Stephanie Coughlin, a 2016 participant, shares her thoughts on the program so far.
What are some of the key ideas that you got out of the ELP 2 day retreat, and what are you most looking forward to in the program?
I loved the two day retreat! It made me look at my emotional intelligence and how I interact with others in a group or team setting. It also kick started me into being comfortable in uncomfortable situations. I, like so many others, tend to do what is in my comfort zone, but since the retreat I have pushed myself to do things which are out of my comfort zone.
I facilitated a workshop for 28 teenagers from the local high school and also gave a speech to a room full of strangers on a topic which was thrown at me.
Prior to the course I would have made an excuse not to do both, but the Emerging Leaders Program has helped me change my mind set. I can only grow when I move into a space which I am unfamiliar with.
Stephanie Coughlin, Renmark Paringa Council
2016 Emerging Leaders Program Participant