International leadership program visit

Thirteen Future Leaders from Latin America and Australia will visit La Trobe University and the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Laboratories on Monday 7 October.

Albury-Wodonga campus of La Trobe UniversityThe Future Leaders are outstanding individuals who were selected to participate in the Australia Latin America Leadership Program for 2013 on the basis of their potential to be leaders in their organisations or communities in the next 5-10 years.

The group will visit the Albury-Wodonga campus of La Trobe University for a tour, a talk by a local scientist and a visit to the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Laboratories. La Trobe will also be guiding the group on a tour of the Wonga Wetlands on the same day.

Dr Daryl Nielsen from the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre will speak to the group about management issues and biodiversity loss in local wetlands.

Dr Susan Lawler, Head of Department of Environmental Management and Ecology at La Trobe University, said that the University is proud to host the prestigious Leadership Program.

‘It’s vital that the leaders of the future have a strong grounding in sustainability and environmental issues, as these issues will only become more prominent in years to come,’ Dr Lawler said. 

‘In this way La Trobe is ideally placed to host their visit and to provide some insight into a particular issue of environmental management – that of the very complex Murray Darling Basin, where sustainability, environmental, economic and agricultural issues must all be taken into account.’

‘The individuals who have successfully applied to participate in this program come from a variety of backgrounds – business, government, education and community groups,’ Dr Lawler said. 

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