Applications now open for the 2018 Step Up Professional Development Award!

To celebrate the release of our 2018 Series Two Workshop Program and to give back to the Gippsland community, Methmac Communications is inviting applications from Gippsland residents who are ready to step up for success and participate in a series of professional development workshops.

The Step Up Professional Development Award is valued at more than $1,000 and will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to attend four Methmac workshops between August-November 2018, plus a one hour one-on-one coaching session with Leah Mether.

To enter or nominate a friend, simply fill in the application form below.

Applications close Friday 6 July 2018.

Good luck!

Step Up Professional Development Award application form


What 2017 Step Up Professional Development Award winner, Denise Collis said:

“Reflecting on my 2017 Step Up Professional Development Award – it really came at the perfect time. 

While I had settled in after our big move to Australia from New Zealand, I had left behind a 20 year professional network and so much was new to me.

Winning this award opened doors – both personal and professional in terms of polarising my plans for the future. Involvement in Leah’s workshops consolidated my knowledge, renewed my motivation and gave me a clear vision on what I wanted to do and how to get there. 

It has to be said that Leah’s delivery is key to that motivation – she is simply passionate about what she does. Her charismatic approach with her ‘Italian hands’ doing the talking as much as what she says, is part of her attraction – her connection inspiring you along the way!

Through Leah’s knowledge of her region, I was supported in stepping into voluntary programs that were a great fit for me. One-on-one coaching to clarify my approach and be work-ready, was so helpful in finding the right doors to open.

Since then, I have met a fantastic group of professionals from all settings and have grown the confidence to facilitate in the community arena, utilise my skill set in supporting volunteer sectors and ultimately this involvement led to employment in the arena I love to work in.

My key learnings were that sometimes you just need a professional mentor to give you a hand-up not a hand-out. Winning Methmac Communications’ inaugural award, was key in supporting me to not lose confidence, remain motivated and draw on every experience as a valuable opportunity.”