The Cairns Young Chamber have selected twelve emerging young business people to participate in the 2018 ‘Emerging Leaders’ Professional Development Programme.
This year’s programme is part of a re-invigoration of the Cairns Young Chamber being led by the newly established Cairns Young Chamber Committee. Cairns Young Chamber Committee Chair, Rhiannon Simcocks says “the programme is fundamental to continuing to strengthen the platform for our regions’ emerging professionals and business people, and contributes to the leadership capacity building fabric of the region”.
The Programme is an initiative of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, delivered by the Cairns Young Chamber and is designed to develop critical leadership and soft skills, business financial economic and political acumen as well as connect our rising stars with our existing business and industry networks, and offer an opportunity to each participant to be mentored by a recognised regional leader. Ultimately, the long-standing objective for the annual programme is to develop the collective regional leadership capacity of our next generation.
2018 participants are:
|Erinne Petho||Recruitment Consultant||CBC Staff Selection|
|Ben Taylor||Law Graduate||Law Solutions|
|Matt Ingram||Senior Planner||Urban Sync|
|Marinka Zanetich||Human Resource Consultant||HR Dynamics|
|Elizabeth Watson||Marketing Intern||Mungalli Creek Dairy|
|Ellie Hunter||Administration & Consultant Support||Precuitment|
|Judit Fernandez||Events Coordinator||Cairns Chamber of Commerce|
|Mitch Wyper||Area Manager||Ergon Energy Network | Energex|
|Stacie Galeano||Team Leader||Ergon Energy Network | Energex|
|Benjamin James||Recruitment Coordinator||Elite Executive|
This year, we received interest from a range of industries and professions and have accepted an exceptionally high standard of participants into the programme.
The programme is supported each year by JCU; offering two subject credits towards an MBA as well as the opportunity for each participant to receive one-on-one career and further study option guidance from JCU. JCU has been, and continues to be an integral part of the Emerging Leaders Programme.
The Cairns Chamber of Commerce is committed to investing in and supporting our regions’ young talent. The Emerging Leaders Programme is refined each year to reflect the skill level of applicants and the local and global trends affecting business and leadership in Cairns. This year, the programme has been more densely packed with learning opportunities and high-quality mentors, presenters and facilitators than ever before.
The programme will include:
• Skills in Focus – a series of workshops to develop key leadership skills, soft skills and business financial economic and political acumen;
• Industry in Focus– to showcase which key industry sectors drive our economic growth;
• Leadership Presentations from some of the region’s most influential leaders;
• Formal Mentoring Partnerships;
• A series of Networking & Mentoring events.