At the beginning of October 2016, I was a part of the inaugural Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Programme 2016 (ONLP16). This is a sister programme to many others internationally, such as the European and African Nutrition Leadership Programmes which have been running for many years.
The course was run over eight consecutive days, in Bundanon, New South Wales with 22 participants selected to attend from the region. The programme was both challenging and inspiring.
Through ONLP16, I have gained greater insight as to who I am as a leader and how to work towards being a better leader. The sessions were interactive and expert led, offering role models and inspiring conversations around food, sustainability, ethics, research and general leadership qualities. One take away insight I would like to share is around the role of the follower, often overlooked, the follower actually holds a lot of power and often has to boldly make the first move in following an innovative leader.
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