Inspired Leadership Secures 2 Years Additional Funding

Our Inspired Leadership program will be extended to 2025 courtesy of $2m in additional funding to the RLDP from the State Government.


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$2 Million Boost for Regional Leadership

We are thrilled to announce that our Inspired Leadership program will be extended courtesy of the State Government’s additional $2 million allocation for the highly successful Regional Leadership Development Program (RLDP).

Our transformative, 6-month Inspired Leadership program 2023, was delivered by Newday Leadership to 20 participants aged 19-64 from across the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island. Since concluding, it has received much positive feedback. Participant, Tiahni Adamson, 2024 Young South Australian of the Year, praised the program’s holistic approach for incorporating First Nations wisdom, wellbeing practices, and fostering leadership diversity.

“I think traditionally, leadership programs are built for a certain personality… our program really centred that anyone is built to be a leader and that a variety of different leaders is a good thing.”

Tiahni Adamson, 2023 Inspired Leadership participant, 2024 Young South Australian of the Year

The program’s unique approach, with monthly sessions in different locations across the region, has proven to be a model for contemporary leadership development. Steve Shotton, Director of Regional Development for RDA AHFKI, emphasised the impact of having a dedicated leadership program in regional areas.

“The Inspired Leadership program built a culture of active citizenship and connection to place and local Indigenous culture.

That can’t be delivered in a capital city.”

Steve Shotton, Director of Regional Development, RDA AHFKI

The RLDP funding extension has been gratefully received by RDAs, supporting our commitment to empower regional leaders and build a robust leadership pool. We also recognise the broader impact on leadership opportunities in communities across South Australia and locally.

“Many aspiring, rising and established leaders are devoted to their communities and don’t have the capacity to travel and commit time to train in Adelaide,” said Steve, suggesting “the opportunity this funding extension provides to build a regional alumni will certainly be a positive for the participants and the region as a whole.”

We look forward to once again collaborating with Newday Leadership for the 2024 Inspired Leadership Program.

Would you like to be part of our 2024 intake?