Mick Malthouse visits Wodonga TAFE

Mick Malthouse visits Wodonga TAFE

By David Pendleton
21 Jun 2017

On Thursday June 15th, Wodonga TAFE held a youth leadership discussion led by very special guest, AFL legend, Mick Malthouse.

Facilitated by Wodonga TAFE Board Director Tammy Atkins, and attended by over 50 people, including students from Wodonga TAFE and secondary colleges from across the region, the intimate session saw Mick discuss topics and answer questions on leadership, teams and resilience.

One of the most successful AFL/VFL coaches of all time, holding the record for the most AFL/VFL games ever coached, Mick’s unique and proven ability for being the strongest of leaders meant having someone of his calibre speak to our community’s future leaders was the greatest of privileges.

During the session, Mick candidly shared stories from his life, the challenges he has faced, and the means to which he overcame them.  He discussed what he believed great leadership is, and how young people today can develop the skills to overcome their own life challenges, support one another, and be great leaders themselves.

Invited to ask questions, the young audience impressed, seeking advice on all manner of issues relating to leadership, teams and resilience.  Mick’s honest and humble responses were received with great appreciation, with all in the audience glued to every word being spoken.

Wodonga TAFE CEO Mark Dixon said,

“To have Mick visit Wodonga TAFE was a real privilege.  Having someone of his experience and stature make the time to share their background and views on leadership, teams, and resilience was incredibly valuable for those that attended.”

“It was particularly exciting to see so many young people in attendance, not just from Wodonga TAFE, but also from secondary colleges from around the region.  I have no doubt that this next generation of leaders will be able to take what Mick spoke of and apply it to their own lives as they move through adolescence into adulthood.”

“Mick specifically made mention of how impressed he was with the questions that our young audience asked.  They were thought provoking, and I think a great sign of the insight and leadership capability of many young people in our community.”