Mentoring Future Defence leaders: The SADILP program also has a strong focus on fundraising and since inception, The Road Home has been the SADILP’s charity of choice…. ” Every year, each group is tasked with organising a fundraising event for The Road Home as they try to raise more funds than the previous year.”
After a stellar 22-year career in the Royal Australian Navy, Gordon Edwards turned his attention to mentoring future leaders in the defence industry, helping them better understand the core values of leadership and the importance of giving back to the community.
Since first delivering the successful ‘South Australian Defence Industry Leadership Program’ (SADILP) in 2010, Gordon has seen over 250 leaders graduate from the course and thrive.
“My aim is to guide people on their journey to being the best version of themselves they can be,” Gordon said.
Together with the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC), Gordon developed the program so leaders in our defence industry can enhance their understanding and appreciation of their industry and their place in it, as well as their career and leadership perspective.
The SADILP program also has a strong focus on fundraising and since inception, MESHA has been the SADILP’s charity of choice.
“It was important for me to choose a South Australian charity dedicated to supporting our veterans and active service men and women,” Gordon said.
“I don’t think any long term, comprehensive leadership program should run without a charitable side to it. The community aspect of leadership is just as important as any other aspect.”
Every year, each group is tasked with organising a fundraising event for MESHA as they try to raise more funds than the previous year. In 2019, the group raised over $12,300!
If you are interested in participating in the SADILP, call the DTC on (08) 7320 1000 or visit www.dtc.org.au/developing