TAFE Gippsland is offering an exciting opportunity for leaders, across all industries, to participate in a Regional Leadership program.

Designed to develop and enhance the skillset of existing supervisors/managers, newly appointed managers or emerging leaders, this series of 6 workshops will focus on building capacity and resilience, to develop and grow leaders of our own in the region.  Cross collaboration of industries will provide a dynamic and interesting capacity to develop strong cross industry working relationships and peer to peer learning opportunities.  No matter the industry the methodology remains the same.

TAFE Gippsland is an established provider of Leadership programs in the region and has leveraged from a talent pool of professionals to facilitate the 2023 Leadership Series.

Who can apply for the Series?

Existing supervisors/managers, newly appointed managers, or emerging leaders across any industry sector.

Program format

The Series is based on the concept of Me as a leader, how I lead my TEAM, and how consolidation of ME and TEAM can enhance my BUSINESS performance.

The 2023 Leadership Series will be delivered as a program of six workshops, spread across the year, enabling attendance at the full series or at selected individual sessions.


The first workshop will be based around your individual leadership style, how you manage self and others.

  • Workshop 1 - Emerging Leaders – What do l need to know (Facilitated by Kerryn Vaughan)


The next 3 workshops will address managing & leading your team effectively.

  • Workshop 2 - Communicating effectively and managing people (Facilitated by Kylie Paatsch)
  • Workshop 3 - Lead Diversity & Inclusion (Facilitated by Kerryn Vaughan)
  • Workshop 4 - Creating a team environment and culture (Facilitated by Alison Crabb)


The next workshop will focus on the business you manage.

  • Workshops 5 - Goal planning and leading your team in business success (Facilitated by Alison Crabb)


The final workshop spans the 3 aspects of, you, your team, and your business.

  • Workshop 6 - We need to talk, leading difficult conversations (Facilitated by Kylie Paatsch)
Where will the program run?
  • The series will be based in Traralgon at our TAFE Gippsland campus
  • The series includes 6 x monthly Workshops that will run Thursdays, 9.00am to 3:00pm
  • The 2023 program runs from March to October
  • Registrations close 7 days prior to each workshop

Pathway: Option to formalise the training into a Diploma of Leadership and Management

2023 Program dates

  • Workshop 1 – 16 March
  • Workshop 2 – 27 April
  • Workshop 3 – 25 May
  • Workshop 4 – 22 June
  • Workshop 5 – 31 August
  • Workshop 6 – 5 October

$175 per workshop, per participant

$1,050 full suite of workshops (x6), per participant

You can choose to attend the full series of 6 sessions, or you may select individual sessions, based on your areas of interest or availability.

Who are our speakers?

Kerryn Vaughan


Kerryn Vaughan is an international speaker and author, facilitator, and podcast host.

Kerryn’s award winning book Magnificent Kids! was the catalyst to her founding the global organisationOne Planet Classrooms, which facilitates projects such as clean water solutions and student sponsorship program, to schools and communities in Africa.

In 2018 Kerryn launched Girls With Hammers which hosts conferences and workshops aimed at empowering and connecting women, and in 2019 Kerryn released her second book Get Off The Bench! to help people bring their ideas to life. The Get Off The Bench! Podcast came to life in 2020 after a number of false starts and a stint of despair, and inspires people to believe they CAN.

Kerryn is an Accredited DISC Advanced Consultant and has been facilitating and training for 18 years both in Australia and internationally.

Kylie Paatsch


Kylie has over 25 years experience in business, leadership, and people development. She has spent time working in Senior Executive and Operational Leadership positions and has firsthand experience and knowledge of what it takes to lead people effectively. Having spent over a decade in Learning and Development, hiring talent and developing advanced leadership programs internally and externally for Flight Centre Travel Group, Kylie has a sound understanding of what businesses and leaders require.

Kylie is a bold optimist who is regarded as an expert in Leadership Development and use her vast experience and knowledge to give leaders practical tools for action and sustainable growth.

She is a qualified, experienced and engaging facilitator, coach & meditation teacher who is passionate about leadership development, corporate culture and gender equality.

Alison Crabb


Through building a culture of excellence, I lead the largest division within the Flight Centre Travel Group, which delivered the company most profit globally for eight consecutive years. My focus on continuing improvement saw my division recognised as the groups’ most improved division for six of those eight years.

I am an expert in retail operations and leadership, leading teams and teaching others to create an environment of trust, purpose and inspired culture, where people work cohesively towards shared goals.

  • Lead multiple brands simultaneously under Flight Centre Travel Group was responsible for delivering results in over 200 stores, opening more than 100 new stores as an Area Leader and State Leader
  • Delivered profit from $18 million to $49 million in 8 years Winner of the Director’s award for Global Outstanding Achievement
  • Finalist in Telstra’s Business Woman of the Year
Further information

Tina Lewis
Phone: 0437 042 416
Email: tlewis@tafegippsland.edu.au

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