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Melbourne Tourism Leadership Program 2020 participants announced

29 /01/ 2020 Comments are Closed

VTIC is pleased to announce the 25 participants of the 2020 Melbourne Tourism Leadership Program (MTLP). They are:

Adeline Keh, Business Events Victoria
Andrew Baber, Federation Square
Andrew Whalan, RACV Cape Schanck Resort
Apple Leung, Global Ballooning Australia
Arina Kruglyakova, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Ben Ribeiro, City of Melbourne
Carla Garner, Tourism Greater Geelong & The Bellarine
Eddie Wilson, Tourism North East
Emma McDowell, Saxton Speakers Bureau
Fan Yang, Leisure and Tourism Solutions
Jason Balkin, Melbourne Convention Bureau
Jason Palmer, Sea Life Melbourne
Jessica Warburton, Pioneer Settlement / Swan Hill Rural City Council
Jo Birley, Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism
Lauren Bruce, Victorian Department of Transport
Lisa Logan, Diana Alpine Lodge
Madeleine Sawyer, Caravan Industry Association of Australia
Natalie Babic, Puffing Billy Railway
Natasha Bassett, Commonwealth Golf Club
Pauleen Boulton, Destination Phillip Island
Renée Scrayen, Searoad Ferries
Sarah Breheny, Visit Victoria
Serena Miszkowski, Pt Leo Estate
Varun Sachdeva, Gumbuya World
Yvonne Wang, Phillip Island Nature Parks


MTLP is a ground-breaking professional development program giving people with a demonstrated interest in tourism an opportunity to grow as leaders within the industry.

In its 12th year, the vision of MTLP is to continue to develop leaders from across the visitor industry who have the passion and drive to provide ongoing leadership for Melbourne and Victoria. Our focus is on giving people the emotional intelligence tools they need to be more effective leaders.

The skills learned throughout the program – which is founded on emotional intelligence and positive psychology principles – help participants to identify their key strengths and values, develop an understanding of their own emotions and the emotions of others, establish achievable goals, create positive leadership and communication strategies, as well as build strong industry relationships.

The fundamental key to MTLP’s success is the incredible work of facilitator Mel Neil, inspiring and empowering the ongoing success of these participants. Mel designs and delivers customer emotional intelligence and strengths-based leadership and performance programs for public and private sectors. Her innovative programs are recognised by peak bodies both domestically and internationally. Mel co-designed MTLP and the first Australian Government accredited Diploma in Positive Psychology which is now delivered in the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.

The program wouldn’t be possible without the key partnership support we receive from our sponsors: Visit Victoria (Major Partner), City of Melbourne (Local Government Partner) and Department of Transport (Network Partner).


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The peak body for Victoria's tourism and events industry, VTIC represents key industry associations and operators, with over 2,000 members.



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