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Scholarship helps build strong leadership for our Disability Services team

MercyCare’s Disability Services Manager, Gill Watts is hoping to bring a fresh perspective to her role through participating in a seven-month intensive leadership development program.

Gill was awarded a scholarship through MercyCare’s development fund and Melbourne based initiative Women and Leadership, which has already seen her networking and sharing ideas with other female leaders from a diverse range of industries.

She began the Executive Ready course with a face-to-face session in Melbourne in July where she networked with women from a range of industries including, education, oil and gas, Women’s AFL and aged care.

The assessment-based course, which includes webinars as well as three face-to-face sessions covers areas such as strategy, leadership, authenticity, communication, and team dynamics.

Gill, who completed an MBA says “it can be really easy to get caught up in the ‘doing’, so it’s about refreshing myself…stepping away from the ‘doing,’ refreshing my skills, learning new ones and thinking strategically.”

“I’m hoping to learn from other participants in different sectors around key leadership matters such as change management, because the NDIS reform presents significant change and opportunity.”

Gill has been with MercyCare since late 2015 when she worked on the tender for MercyCare to be an NDIS approved provider.

She currently heads up MercyCare’s Disability Services, but her role also oversees the implementation of MercyCare’s Person Centred strategic imperative.