Kellie Nichols and Helen Vaughan pose with framed grant
Kellie will be using her grant to Support Women in Landcare to become Community Leaders.
Kellie Nichols and Deputy Secretary Water and Catchments, Helen Vaughan, Catchments Summit 2018

Kellie Nichols is the Executive Officer of the Bass Coast Landcare Network, but despite managing a number of staff and providing executive support to the Board, she has had limited opportunity for formal leadership training.

This grant will allow Kellie to participate in the Gippsland Community Leadership Program. The program runs over 10 months and includes 16 days of seminars across Gippsland, residential programs, as well as events to address the need for leadership development in Gippsland. Kellie will be the first woman in Landcare in the Gippsland region to participate in the Gippsland Committee Leadership program. Participation in the program will not only benefit Kellie’s leadership and professional skills, but it will provide her a better understanding of the diversity of issues affecting the Gippsland community, ensuring a more cohesive and informed approach to the complex issues facing the region.

Other benefits include:

  • The Landcare Network will gain exposure to a broad range of industry groups throughout Gippsland and raise its profile in the region.
  • Kellie will utilise her experience to encourage more women to be involved in the course, in leadership roles, and ultimately in decision making on natural resource management in the region.

Kellie hopes this program will encourage more formal leadership training that has been limited for Landcare in Gippsland.

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