Alice Springs’ aspiring leaders converge on CDU 


Some of Alice Springs’ most influential identities will converge on Charles Darwin University this week as part of a new leadership development program.

The Alice Springs Desert Leadership Program, a program tailored to develop the next generation of Alice Springs leaders, comprises of delegates hailing from a variety of industries and backgrounds in Central Australia.

As part of the four-day trip, the group will explore key themes including: influencing decision-makers, political process and structures, working with conflict and conflict within groups.

The group will also visit Parliament House during sittings and have the opportunity to engage with a range of leaders and members from across the political spectrum.

Program Patron and Administrator of the Northern Territory Mr Tom Pauling AO QC said the program was an investment for desert Australia.

“For participants, the program is a life-long investment aimed at opening doors, broadening horizons, challenging beliefs and building awareness,” he said.

“The program encourages our future leaders to engage with each other and our current leaders, people who share together the aspiration to make a contribution in desert Australia.”

Program delegates will stay at North Flinders International House on CDU’s Casuarina campus. The group will be in Darwin from 23-26 February.

For more information on the program contact Leadership Development Manager, John Rawnsley on M: 0427 066 279 or W: