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  1. Noosa Resilient Leadership Program 2021

Noosa Resilient Leadership Program 2021

Expressions of interest open

Tourism Noosa is set to deliver the Noosa Resilient Leadership Program, an exciting initiative to help make communities like ours more resilient in the face of adverse events and disasters.

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One-on-one coaching

The program is available to only 20 businesses and will involve full-day workshops and personalised, 1:1 coaching - from September to November 2021.

The goal is to develop resilience skills for business leaders across the tourism and business sectors.

Noosa businesses have endured constant challenges due to disasters such as bushfires and COVID-19 since early 2019. The aim of this program is to provide coaching to build skills that will assist to develop more resilient businesses, that have the capacity to cope with the unexpected and be capable of coming out the other side with your business surviving.


  • 2 x Resilient Leadership Workshops
  • 2 x 1:1 coaching sessions building on the leadership workshops
  • 1 x Boosting My Business Resilience Workshop – this is a chance for you to work with others to help you create a Resilient Business Implementation Plan
  • 1 x 1:1 coaching Business Health check after the third workshop for questions
  • Networking event – following the ‘Boosting My Business’ workshop to connect with other businesses that are part of the program
  • COST:
    $150 plus commitment of your time and openness to learn. This is a highly subsidised program and provides extreme value in assisting with business mentoring, workshops and catering costs, valued at $2,750 per business.

    Tourism Noosa is able to offer this program through a successful grant application under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, through the Community Development program. The program, delivered by the Institute for Tourism Leadership Australia which is currently being conducted in other regions across Australia.

“This is a wonderful professional development opportunity for people from all sectors across the Noosa region, to develop ways to build resilience against adversity.

"The opportunity to create a Resilient Business Implementation Plan is an exciting opportunity and will strengthen our adaptive capacity to manage sudden change and disruption, create industry connectedness and to flourish as a resilient region.”

- Melanie Anderson, CEO Tourism Noosa

To express your interest by

Wednesday 8 September 2021:

Please email [email protected]

This program is specifically for those who are serious about investing time, resources and commitment to the program. Due to the limit of 20 places, only committed businesses will receive a place.

Specific terms and conditions apply to determine the suitability of businesses for this opportunity.


  • The program will commence in September and will be completed in November 2021
  • 20 Noosa businesses that meet the selection criteria will be chosen to complete the program
  • Mentoring session days/times are flexible to fit in with the businesses availability. They will be set by the program participants and the consultants delivering the program
  • Mentoring sessions will take place via Zoom calls and tailored per business need
  • Participants will be supplied with all required tools during the workshops. You do not need to bring anything to the first workshop
  • You will create a Resilient Business Implementation Plan to make your own business more resilient as an outcome of the program
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea are included on workshop days. Networking drinks will be supplied on the final workshop day
  • If the need arises due to lockdowns, the sessions can be delivered via Zoom
  • The opportunity is open to all businesses in need across the Noosa Shire.

By submitting your expression of interest, you agree to the following:

  • Tourism Noosa must receive the completed expression of interest form by Wednesday 8 September 2021.
  • I am committed to completing the program and attending all workshops, one-on-one mentoring sessions and completing tasks set.
  • I understand Tourism Noosa members will receive priority.
  • I will support Tourism Noosa where possible on program initiatives (media support, interviews regarding the program etc).
  • I will pay the $150.00 (+GST) participation fee on receipt of invoice.

*Please note – only one person per business can attend the workshop due to social distancing regulations. Additional people can attend the Zoom calls.


An invoice for $150.00 (+GST) will be sent to you upon confirmation of your participation.

Value of $2,750.00 per participating business.