Hugh Williamson Foundation

Be the Change!

Regional Leadership Summit and Vision of the Region Dinner



Be the Change!

Proudly presented by LEAD Loddon Murray and The Hugh Williamson Foundation, our 2019 Regional leadership summit bought together experts, key thinkers and change makers together with our existing and emerging community leaders to explore the themes of change, influence and advocacy.

What People said…

  • “Fantastically motivating speakers – with purpose and real ideas for action and effectiveness”
  • “Inspiring day, practical tools to take away to shape and guide change in my community”
  • “Fantastic day, so glad to have this opportunity to have my horizons broadened”
  • “Relevant to a leader in a current climate, informative and useful”


The Art of Change -Jason Clarke, Minds at Work

Stop Mental Illness Stigma Charter – Jo Rasmussen, Murray Primary Health Network



Influencing People to Action – Carol Fox, Carol Fox & Co

Shifting the Mindset – Khayshie Tilak-Ramesh, City of Greater Bendigo



Essentials of Effective Advocacy – Becc Brooker,

School Strike 4 Climate Action – Harriet O’Shea Carre and Milou Albrecht

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Some Key Messages…

  • Importance of using networks and collaboration rather than competing for resources and attention
  • Understanding your own power and sphere of influence
  • Live it, be the change, lead by example
  • Small change can have big collective impact
  • Focus on your behaviour, not that of others
  • Celebrate the quiet voices and empower all
  • Attitude can create change
  • Being more consciously inclusive

Vision of the Region Dinner

In the 2019 Vision of the Region Dinner our speakers  shared their insights and thoughts around the themes of our environment, our people and the economy.


Our Environment – Professor Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability & Environment

Our People – Assoc Professor Philip Tune, Bendigo Health

Our Economy – Nathan Carkeek, ANZ Bank

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What people said…

  • “Kate Auty’s message start where you are, start small and tell everybody”
  • “Philip Tune’s insights into the determinants of health and the role diet plays in mental health warrants greater exposure”
  • “The power of telling your story at every opportunity”
  • “Interesting & diverse group of speakers which led to great learning’s in leadership and Change Management”
  • “New ideas regarding agriculture and the importance of diet on mental health”

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