Northern stars – Helping Hand

Northern stars

Congratulations to three of Helping Hand’s ‘northern stars’ who exemplify Helping Hand’s commitment to be a learning organisation that helps people to grow personally and professionally and to step into new opportunities with confidence.

Mathew Herewane, Food Services Team Leader at Ingle Farm, Upasana Singh, Residential Services Manager at Golden Grove and Kerry Catt, Residential Services Manager at Parafield Gardens (pictured below) have been awarded a scholarship opportunity through the Northern Leaders Program, which commenced on 8 June 2021.

Northern stars Mathew Herewane, Upasana Singh and Kerry Cat at Leaders Institute of South Australia

The program is an initiative of the Leaders Institute of SA and is designed to create a network of leaders across the region, who will support each other’s professional development and grow the success of the region. Run over seven full days within a four month period, the program builds leadership skills and strengthens networks.

Helping Hand CEO Chris Stewart says a large number of staff applied for the scholarship, demonstrating the thirst for leadership development within the team.

‘Aged care is a demanding sector and it is built entirely on the quality of the people it attracts. We are committed to developing leaders within our organisation and supporting education and development in every way we can. I am delighted that Upasana, Kerry and Mathew have embraced this opportunity and I hope more staff can be supported in the next round’, he says.

For the three recipients, the scholarship represents an opportunity to build and enhance their considerable skills, share experiences, become more effective leaders and make a positive impact on their teams and their community.

Mathew Herewane was incredibly excited to have been selected for the Northern Leaders Program and confident that it will generate lasting and positive change.

‘I have a strong focus on reflection; enhancing my understanding of adaptive leadership, change management strategies and developing as an effective influencer. I am really looking forward to learning about what is working well for others attending the program and transferring these successes into my day to day in a way that is authentic’, he says.

Click here to find out more about the Northern Leaders Program and register your interest.

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