Esperance Ravensthorpe Leadership Initiative





The Esperance Ravensthorpe Leadership Initiative (ERLI or Initiative) was launched in November 2022 and will take place in 2023.

Applications closed on Friday, 25 November 2023. Please follow our socials or sign up for our mailing list to find out about future initiatives. 

The Initiative has been developed to provide opportunity for potential leaders in the shires of Esperance and Ravensthorpe to improve their skills and gain experience in a professionally orientated setting. The Initiative has been designed to invest in the next generation of leaders by providing them with opportunities to learn and refine leadership skills that will deposit long-term flow on benefits to the local region. 

The ERLI will be delivered by Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance (RDA Goldfields Esperance) with support of program partners Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) and South Regional TAFE. All partners recognise the value in building skills and competencies in regional areas that can reflect the unique environment of the region.

Chair of RDA Goldfields Esperance, Lee Jacobson, said the ERLI represents a positive opportunity to build capacity and skills for the next generation of regional leaders: œWe are proud to announce the next iteration of RDA Goldfields Esperance's previous Future Leaders Program, that ran in Esperance and the surrounding region throughout 2020-21. 
The new Esperance Ravensthorpe Leadership Initiative represents a more consolidated leadership program for our region, with lessons learnt from previous iterations of the program held in both Esperance and Kalgoorlie now being applied to the ERLI to offer a smoother learning and development experience for our emerging leaders within the shires of Esperance and Ravensthorpe. 
We are also hoping to encourage industry to support the growth of this initiative, by participating as sponsors of the program, providing a demonstrable opportunity for local industry to actively support the emerging, future movers and shakers across our patch of the world.

If you are looking for a way to give back to the local community, reach out to us and find out how you can get involved. We are looking for mentors and business sponsors to assist our participants to benefit as much as possible throughout their ERLI experience. 


Got Questions??

If you have any questions, please contact our ERLI Coordinator, Jayde Guest via email at or phone 0402 450 800, alternatively call the RDA Goldfields Esperance office..



Thank you to our sponsors so far! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please review our Sponsorship Prospectus or reach out to us.


igo_logo.jpg gedc_logo.jpg



Photos from our 2021 Future Leaders Program (Esperance)