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Applications open for 2021 Growing Leaders Scholarship


8 June 2020


CBH Group, in partnership with Grower Group Alliance (GGA) and Leadership WA, is pleased to announce the 2021 Growing Leaders Scholarship has opened for applications.

Two scholarships with the value of up to $15,000 are available to two successful applicants to take part in Leadership WA’s 10-month Signature Leadership program.

CBH Chief External Relations Officer Brianna Peake said the scholarship program is an extension of the co-operative’s commitment to building leadership capacity within our regional communities.

“It’s incredibly important that we have strong leaders in our communities and industry, and CBH is very proud to help foster leadership growth,” Ms Peake said.

“We’re pleased to offer the scholarship program for 2021 and I’m looking forward to seeing the successful applicants continue to build their leadership skills and the subsequent positive impacts this will have within their community.”

Program participants will be given an insight into current and future issues affecting WA while building on their leadership skills including self-awareness, accountability, reflection, resilience and collaboration within and between industries.

GGA Chief Executive Officer Annabelle Bushell said the Growing Leaders Scholarship program was an opportunity to impact WA’s grain sector at a grassroots level.

“Empowering individuals builds on the strength of the industry to meet challenges as a strong collective of knowledge and skill,” Ms Bushell said.

“This is an opportunity for individuals from WA grain growing businesses, to become part of the pool of women and men who play an integral part of their industry as the sector evolves.”

Leadership WA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Mecoy said the Signature Leadership Program was a unique and outstanding leadership development experience.

“With participants from across government, private and no-for-profit sectors, our participants are pushed to think differently about themselves, their organisation and their state,” Ms Mecoy said.

The Signature Leadership Program brings together participants from across industries and sectors and will expand the pool of growers ready to take on leadership positions within the industry and even at CBH.

This will be the fourth cohort of the scholarship program and is open to anyone involved in a grain growing enterprise in WA, who has demonstrated grower group and community involvement.

Past alumni of the scholarship include Niki Curtis of Esperance, Jasmyn Allen from Yuna and Rebekah Burges of Meckering (2018), Nokanning grower Julia Alvaro and Tracey Lefroy from Bindi Bindi (2019). Bronwyn Fox of Dandaragan and Debbie Gillam from Dongara are the 2020 scholarship recipients currently undertaking the program.

Applications close on 31 July 2020 for the 2021 Signature Leadership Program.

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