Challenge to Lead
Challenge to Lead is an interactive, practical and intensive residential leadership program designed for emerging and new leaders. The program provides you with tools, skills and approaches to develop your leadership skills for now and into the future.
The Rotary Club of Doncaster recognised the need to build and enhance leadership skills in business, not for profits, government organisations and in the community. Challenge to Lead, launched in 2014 is a program to help develop leaders who can inspire, motive and drive performance
Registration for the Challenge to Lead 2020 program is now open.
The Challenge to Lead is a residential leadership development program and will be held in October, at
the Canterbury International Hotel, Forest Hill, Victoria
15 – 16 OCTOBER 2020
Cost of the program is $3,350 + GST
10% Early Bird discount if booked by June 30th
Did you know that a recent Gallup survey report found that only 14% of employees in Australia and New Zealand are engaged in their jobs?
…and an overwhelming 71% were not engaged and as many as 15% actively disengaged?
A recent LinkedIn survey found that a staggering 75% of employees surveyed believed that Australian workplaces need better managers and leaders?
Clearly this a CALL to ACTION for Australian employers….
The Challenge to Lead program can make the extraordinary happen by liberating the leader within individuals and organisations.
Leadership can be learnt.
We strongly believe in the power of leadership and are passionate about developing extraordinary leaders.
Strong leadership makes for better and more successful individuals, organisations and ultimately, a better world.
While most people agree that leadership is a powerful factor of individual and organisational success, fewer people appreciate its importance in today’s world of work. Organisations need management that provides the flexibility to thrive in the ever-changing world of today. It needs a network of capable and authentic leaders positioned throughout an organisation.
Here’s what some of the previous participants have said:
“The experience of the facilitators. The 360-degree reviews, one on one time with facilitators. Having a range of people was really eye opening, learning about new industries and workplaces etc.”
“Bringing our thoughts and way of thinking, awareness about relationships, visions and trust. Particularly about the importance of communication, listening, articulating a position or thought. Asking leading questions. Revisiting the concept and practice of listening.”
“Overall really enjoyed the experience, learned a lot and related to my current work. The facilitators were fantastic! (Even though bad jokes)”
“Thank you for running this course. It was highly impressive and I have found it very valuable.”
Here’s what some of the organisations who have sent participants have said:
“Greater Dandenong City Council’s past participants highly recommend the Rotary Club of Doncaster’s Challenge to Lead program. The program reinforces the importance of clear communication, recognising and acknowledging good performance along with providing positive solutions to challenging situations.
It also reinforced Council’s own workplace guiding principles of being – Respectful, Engaged, Accountable, Creative and Honest in our day to day work and personal lives. As CEO, I note the benefits of this program to those who have participated and recommend it as a leadership development opportunity to any others.”
John Bennie – Chief Executive Officer, City of Greater Dandenong
“Cross Docks have sent staff to the Challenge to Lead program for several years and we will continue to do so. It is a program that promotes self-awareness, goal setting and driving accountability (both for the leader and their staff). The program has been transformational for some of our managers and supervisors and I would highly recommend it to any organisation wanting to develop and add value to their key asset – their staff”
Shan Manickham – Managing Director Cross Docks Australia
“Our managers who have attended Challenge to Lead have seen their leadership skills develop following the program. We have now introduced an annual Scholarship where two managers or supervisors will attend the program. As a social enterprise we support the program as all the profits go to Rotary projects that make a positive difference to the world”
Anne McCormick – Deputy CEO Outlook Vic Inc
“We have used the Challenge to Lead program for several years to develop our managers leadership skills. We found it constructive and a valuable development program from both a professionally and personally perspective. An excellent value investment for our business and the team.”
Shane Moloughney – General Manager BAM Wine Logistics