North Queensland Future Leaders 2024

The Future Leaders Program, designed by Townsville Enterprise, educates the next generation of regional leaders on the issues, opportunities, and challenges impacting Townsville North Queensland. The program is a succession plan for the region, ensuring the skills, knowledge and talent within Townsville North Queensland are retained and developed. 

About the program

The Future Leaders Program will run for eight months, commencing February 2024. The Graduation event will be held at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in September 2024. The Program consists of seven, full day modules, which will focus on key themes of the Townsville North Queensland region.

  • Module 1: Transport, Logistic and Defence - Tuesday, March 26, 2024

  • Module 2: Green energy – Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

  • Module 3: Tourism, Events and Sports - Tuesday May 14, 2024

  • Module 4: Skills, Training and Education - Tuesday, June 11, 2024

  • Module 5: Mining and Critical Minerals - Tuesday June 18, 2024

  • Module 6: Agriculture and Water - Thursday, July 11, 2024

  • Module 7: Health and Innovation – Thursday August 1

The program includes one-on-one mentoring with the participants and key business leaders within the region. This part of the program is self-managed by the participant.

Key dates:

  • Meet the Leaders Networking Event - 16 January 2024
  • North Queensland Future Leaders Program commences - February 2024
  • Module days throughout 2024 (over eight months)
  • Graduation Event at Queensland Country Bank Stadium - September 2024

“Townsville Enterprise has proudly delivered this program over several years, and we’re thrilled to bring this opportunity back to North Queenslanders in a revitalized format,” Ms Brumme-Smith said.  

“Our mandate is to secure the future of Townsville North Queensland and we can’t do that without providing development pathways for the talent in our region, and today’s launch reconfirms that Townsville is already home to a pool of talented professionals eager to drive success and innovation in this region.”  

“Having received a record number of applications and all very high calibre candidates, we knew there was a hunger for a program like this to return and looking at the pool of Future Leader participants for this year’s program, I am confident the region is in good hands for the years ahead.” 

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