Mornington Shire compete in 2018 Rural Management Challenge

Troy Smith, Keola Taylor, Tatiana Ah Mat and Patrick Corkery represented Mornington Shire at the 2018 Rural Management Challenge.
Troy Smith, Keola Taylor, Tatiana Ah Mat and Patrick Corkery represented Mornington Shire at the 2018 Rural Management Challenge.

Participants from Mornington Shire Council competing in the 2018 Rural Management Challenge last month against teams from rural Councils across north Queensland.

The Challenge, held annually, is a professional development program designed to grow the leadership and management skills of its competing teams.

Councils nominate a team of four people to compete against teams within their region. 

Throughout the day, the teams were given a range of tasks that simulate different business-related tasks and activities that council manages on a day-to-day basis.

“We’ll be exposed to the kind of decisions senior leaders in Council face day in day out,” said the nominated team leader Patrick Corkery ahead of the event.

“We’re all looking forward to being challenged in new ways.”

Bradley Wilson, Mayor of Mornington Shire, said the team’s name, Mundalbe Mindset, was named after a significant landmark on country.

Cr Wilson said he was proud to have their team represent Mornington Shire.

“We chose our team name Mundalbe Mindset to represent the rock hard strength of our team and our commitment,” team member Keola Taylor said.

Fellow team member Tatiana Ah Mat said they were thrilled to be selected by their Council to represent Mornington Island in the 2018 Rural Management Challenge and meet other teams participating to expand knowledge and build personal development capabilities.

The Challenge was held on Thursday September 27 in Cairns.