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LeadAbility graduates prove their mettle in metro course

Leadership WA’s first metropolitan LeadAbility cohort for 2019 recently graduated with flying colours.

The Department of Communities supports the course through an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant.

During the recent graduation ceremony, guest speaker WA Senator Jordon Steele-John spoke about the validity and importance of everyone's voice, and the importance of hope when leading a team.

“It’s our mission to champion courageous and diverse leadership,” Leadership WA Chief Executive Dominique Mecoy said.

“The LeadAbility course is a vital community resource that will encourage an inclusive leadership community in Western Australia.”

As part of the recent course, participants worked in four groups on projects for two organisations – Be My Koorda and Down Syndrome WA.

For Be My Koorda, one group developed an Employing Aboriginal Disability Support Workers brochure while the second group worked on Aboriginal cultural awareness and disability inclusion training.

For Down Syndrome WA, one group researched the benefits for an employer to employ someone with Down Syndrome. The second group reviewed the organisation’s website and its place in the market, completed a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis and provided recommendations.

The Down Syndrom WA project will act as groundwork for a Rising Leadership Program project for the July LeadAbility cohort.

The latest batch of graduates (pictured below) were Carolyn Jurgens, Clare Gibellini, Elaine Smyth, Jackie Breasley, Jen Harland, Jenny McAllister, Joy Norton, Karen Harvey, Kylie Heavens, Maja Doslo, Mark Stoddart, Ryan Wooldridge, Sarah Langmead and Xander De Haan.