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TSRA sponsored emerging leaders graduate TRAIL Program

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) would like to congratulate the three Training Rural Australians In Leadership (TRAIL) participants from the Torres Strait, who recently graduated from the program.

Thursday Island’s Frank David and Alex Blanco, and Gene Holland from Horn Island were the three TSRA sponsored participants who graduated in Canberra on 2 May 2017, along with nine other emerging leaders chosen from across regional Australia.

TRAIL is a cross-sector leadership program run by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF), designed for Australia’s future rural leaders.

The TSRA Chairperson, Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM, said the intensive eight day program is designed to develop a strong platform of skills, attributes and knowledge enabling emerging leaders to engage more effectively in their organisations, communities and industries.

“During the program the graduates expanded their leadership skills through understanding more about themselves and others, through experiencing leadership in context and by developing relationships to form a network of supportive leaders,” Mr Stephen said.

“Highlights of the program included completing a challenging four-day outdoor leadership experience and travelling to Young in NSW to engage in a panel discussion with local regional and community leaders.”

Participants also visited an agribusiness operation and heard first hand of their experiences in running their business.

“The TSRA look forward to seeing the sponsored graduates bringing their skills and insights back to the region,” Mr Stephen said.

For further information on TSRA sponsored leadership development programs, visit the Capacity Building section on the TSRA website. Alternatively you can contact the TSRA on 4069 0700 or

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