LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Scholarship chance for leaders of tomorrow

I AM writing to advise of a fully-sponsored scholarship opportunity available to local youth leaders to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference to be held at Charles Sturt University’s Orange campus from April 15-20.

The conference is based on a customised Australian leadership capability framework and includes national and international presenters, including one of Australia’s most dynamic speakers, Charles Tarbey, founder of the Century 21 real estate company.

There will be a variety of topics which will appeal to a wide range of people, including leadership through personal and interpersonal skills, public speaking, organisational skills, personal resilience, meeting procedures, life balance, conflict resolution and career skills.

There will also be community service activities and practical leadership challenges. 

The development of strong and resilient youth leaders in country communities is an important issue and Rotary clubs are proud to do their part.

Local and regional employers interested in sponsoring their own staff’s development are also encourage to participate. 

Applicants must be between 18 and 28 years of age and no longer at school.

Further information can be obtained from the local Rotary club or www.rotary9700.org.au/Page/ryla.

John Willing

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