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Ms Davenport will be keynote speaker at the classroom- and wilderness-based program, which is being run by local outdoor education organisation Outward [email protected]

The tailor-made, seven-day leadership course is designed for current school captains, prefects, sporting captains and students interested in developing their leadership knowledge, experience and potential through experiential learning and adventure as they expedition through the picturesque rainforests of the Tweed Valley.

Since winning gold in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Lara has established her career as an effective and inspiring role model for youth across Australia and is dedicated to motivating others towards achieving their goals.

Lara said she is excited to work locally with young adults who have the desire to be challenged and be the best they can be.

‘The School Leaders program is the perfect opportunity for current and aspiring leaders to step out of their comfort zones and learn the true meaning of “success”,’ said Lara.

‘I’ll be running workshops with the participants, with themes based on attributes of effective leadership including of motivation, tenacity and service.

‘Anyone who wants to add some sparkle to their CV to help them stand out from the crowd shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity. I’ve seen elements of the program and it includes canoeing, ropes courses and mountain biking – a whole lot of fun!’

The selective program, which will run in the July school holidays, is now taking applications from current and aspiring school leaders.

For more information or to enrol, please visit www.outwardbound.org.au/courses/school-leaders.html.


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