South Burnett Applicants 2019

Can you spare 6 days to join this exciting journey of discovery and insight?

  • 11am Sunday 10th to Tuesday 12th February 2019
  • 10am Sunday 10th to Tuesday 12th March 2019
Click the document below to download the application form (Word 0r PDF Versions).
 Application Form - Word Format
 Application Form - PDF Format

 Who can apply?

We are looking for a diverse range of people to attend this program – people of all ages, educational background and experience are encouraged to apply. In particular, we seek people who:
  • Are dedicated to improving themselves, their business, industry or community
  • Are willing to collaborate with others to improve the resilience of the South Burnett region
How are participants selected?
  • Submit the application form by 13th October 2018
  • Applicants will be contacted the week commencing 5th November 2018 if further information is required
  • The selection panel will advise you of the decision by 9th December 2018
Please submit your application as soon as you can as there is a lot of interest in this program.
Growing the prosperity and resilience of our region will require building relationships between a diverse range of sectors, geographies, professions, ages and personal attributes and the selection process aims to achieve this diversity.

What will the program look like?

This is a residential program, consisting of two modules, each running for two full days, including evening social activities. The residential component is a compulsory part of the program, as this is about building relationships for future collaboration.

About the Program

Learning happens through activities, games, videos and focused conversations. The program is designed to be fun, active, challenging and practical. There is very little reading involved, and the course will not require extensive advance preparations. Content areas include:
  • Managing change
  • The new view of leadership
  • Understanding yourself and other people
  • Succeeding through working together
  • Growing communities – that means businesses too
  • Learning from experience
The program will be held in the beautiful Bunya Mountains, to provide an environment of peaceful seclusion, comfort, beauty and focused learning.
Outcomes for participants
Regardless of your previous leadership experience, you can expect to achieve:
  • Personal growth in effectiveness
  • Greater confidence and skills in leading yourself and others to success
  • Increased knowledge of opportunities in your region
  • Strong working relationships across sectors with colleagues who share theories and processes for successful collaboration
  • Membership in an alumni network, designed to provide support for your ongoing leadership development journey – over the long term


The fee for the 2019 program - including tuition, accommodation and catering - is $2,200 (inclusive of GST)
Subsidies / scholarships
People who don’t have an industry or workplace sponsor and are unable to pay the full fee are encouraged to discuss scholarship opportunities with the program presenter, Pamela McAllister. Phone 0400 507 390.
The program is keen to support access for all people who have the potential to benefit from the program, who are committed to making the most of this opportunity and to giving back to the community in return for scholarship support.

Course presenter

Pamela McAllister, of McAllister Leadership, is a past presenter of the renowned Building Rural Leaders Program and has extensive experience designing and delivering community leadership development programs.