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Examine Your Pebble Before Throwing it into the Pond.. 

Kat Baddeley - CEO, VRCLP  6 June 2018

Maree McPherson charged us with these thoughts as we kicked off our annual regional leadership summit in May this year. With a theme of "thriving leadership for thriving communities" held at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat and under the expert facilitation of Jason Clarke, minds at work we explored leadership of oneself, teams, workplaces and communities.
 
Maree asked us to take the time to understand our in inner self, therefore examining our own pebble then take time to understand our outer self, what do others see as your pebble. Taking the time to understand both will make you a more resilient leader. 
 
FRRR CEO, Natalie Egleton shared her personal story of being an introverted leader and how they can make great leaders, Bob O'Shea Federation Business School discussed adaptive leadership charging us all with the task of keeping a reflective journal and sharing those reflections with others. 
 
During our soapbox sessions delegates were tasked with moving around the 5 sessions being presented simultaneously and we had fabulous insights on moral intelligence, unshakable leaders, why you can't pour from an empty cup to name a few.
 
Thank you to all of our speakers on the day who not only embraced the theme but enthusiastically donned ye olde costumes for the day. 
Jason Clarke, minds at work
Louise Scott, Passionate about wellbeing and Lead Loddon Murray Graduate
Bob O'Shea, Federation Business School
Maree McPherson, McPherson consulting 
Jax Baptista, Meat and Livestock Australia
Natalie Egleton, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Sue Anderson, Unshakable for leaders
Pete Ekstedt, Ekstedt Consulting
James Ritchie, Thamani Pty Ltd
Bo Li, Victorian Local Governance Association
 
Finally, thank you to all our partners without your valuable support days like these are not possible.
Premium Partners - Federation Business School and Meat & Livestock Australia
Major Partner - Bendigo Bank
Photographic and Speaker Gift Partner - Sovereign Hill