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Leadership Victoria videos - 2011 Presentation Dinner

2 December 2011

At the 2011 Presentation Dinner, LV produced 3 videos to showcase some of our work from throughout 2011 and our ongoing corporate partnerships.  The three videos were produced by our friends at Singing Bowl Media.

ANZ and LV - Action Through Partnership

Leadership Victoria has been in partnership with ANZ since 1994. In this time we've seen over 31 ANZ employees complete an LV program including 6 this year completing our newest Igniting Leadership Program. The following video highlights the dynamic people we've been fortunate to welcome into our Alumni and explains the power of this network and the action this partnership has initiated.

 

Scarf – Bringing Social Enterprise to Life

In 2011 eight not-for-profit organisations were invited to pitch projects to LV’s Williamson Community Leadership Program participants — with participants nominating the projects they would prefer to work on. It’s an opportunity for the community groups to gain expertise they may otherwise have trouble accessing and to apply it to a practical area of need. WCLP participants gain an invaluable insight by applying the leadership skills they learn throughout the year in a fresh setting, by working with a community organisation.

Scarf is a unique venture, designed to train disadvantaged youth – many of them refugees — in the hospitality industry. Such young people are often locked out the job market because they lack the skills, experience, and above all contacts to find employment.

Scarf trains people to work as floor and kitchen staff. They conduct training sessions over a ten week period, but they also give their trainees experience by “borrowing” real, functioning restaurants on the night they are usually closed (generally a Monday) and serving dinner for paying guests. They are paired with industry professionals as mentors, who help train the young people and provide a vital network of contacts in the industry.

 

Foresight Forum – Knowledge Transfer Through Social Media

LV’s 2011 Foresight Forum was another important opportunity for LV to do some more of what it does best – use its unique vantage point to bring together clever thinkers from across all sectors to explore the big issues facing leaders.

The Forum explored some of the consequences of proliferating social media and it was clear that new information technologies are re framing definitions of leadership and raising new ethical, social and economic questions.

So how is social media changing leadership?