Wrap Up of LV's 2010 Presentation Dinner
7 December 2010 By Leadership
More than 600 guests gathered in the palatial surrounds of the Palladium at Crown on Thursday December 2 for LV’s 2010 Presentation Dinner.
The evening, MC’d by Kathy Bowlen (WCLP ’93), also offered a rare chance to hear from the Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Terry Moran AO.
The night was structured into four distinct sections, each reflecting the new vibrant, rejuvenated branding that LV has implemented in 2010.
After a warm and heartfelt welcome from Aboriginal elder, Aunty Joy Wandin, the first section “Create Networks” was introduced as a formal and strategic networking session led by LV Alumni.
Guests and those at home also had the opportunity to network via social media, with twitter messages supporting and commenting on proceedings displayed on four large screens that framed the room.
The second section of the night “Inspire Leaders” was headed by one of four short documentary films which featured an LV social enterprise project.
Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Terry Moran, gave an enlightening address offering insight into challenges faced within the sector and the importance of agility, vocation and vision in organisational culture to address challenges.
Mr Moran highlighted the importance of leadership in making lasting change along with the importance of reflecting on progress.
Read the transcript of Terry Moran’s speech: 2010 leadership Victoria Annual Gala Dinner- Terry Moran Address
The third section “Drive Change” was the highlight of the evening and saw WCLP ‘10 and EBLP ‘09 participants graduate. The participants graduated in project groups to indicate the collaborative nature of the work involved and the sharing of their diverse skill sets. The graduates were greeted by celebratory applause and much support from their organisations and guests.
The final section of the night “Future Makers” began with a video focusing on the Timor Leste Embassy in Canberra, which was built as a joint project between the Rotary Club of Melbourne and LV. The Ambassador of Timor Leste, Mr Abel Guterres, attended the dinner and connected with many other guests through discussion of the embassy project.
This section of the evening was an opportunity for guests to network and connect with each on a more informal level and was a welcome way to finish a very successful night.
Videos were produced by Singing Bowl Media
Photographs were taken by Philippe Auger