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Mon, 09/03/2020 - 00:00


Leaders Training

Our 2020 Leaders Retreat was held in the beachside suburb of Collaroy at the start of February, with over 50 of our Leaders and Trainee Leaders coming together from across regional QLD, NSW and VIC.
A treat was in store for the first night of the Retreat with the Farewell to our outgoing CEO Heath Ducker on the magnificent Southern Cloud on picturesque Sydney Harbour. It was lovely for some of our Leaders who don’t normally get time to see the centre of Sydney to be on the Harbour moored up near the Opera house, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as their backdrop for the evening. There were even a few selfies taken at Luna Park on the way to the bus.
Saturday and Sunday saw a packed agenda set by our wonderful National Program Council with a lot of spare time and activities slotted in as well. Our annual Trivia Challenge was held on the Saturday Night, where our competitive natures as Leaders was on full display (of course all in good fun).
We also had a presentation and training session with the wonderful Greg and Vera Meyer who always astound us with what we can do together - this time we explored Team Building and some Yuck and Yum conversations. 

We celebrated our achievements of 2019, of which there were many, and also held the National and State Program Council elections for the 2020-21 year. It's always an exciting and proud time for those elected to represent their peers.
Slotted in amongst the training and updates from Youth Insearch were early morning Learn to Surf lessons, High Ropes, a Giant Swing, and relaxing morning beach walks, swimming and some down time to chill and have a coffee and a chat with others.
Thank you to our wonderful Leaders who give their time and hearts so freely to others, to make a difference not only at our programs, but at support groups and when representing Youth Insearch at events.