The National Broadband Network may be a political football in Australia at the moment, but anyway we look at this project, the delivery of high-quality, high speed broadband presents a unique opportunity to rethink how leadership development is delivered to regional areas – a point that is highly relevant for both Australia and New Zealand.
The tyranny of distance remains relevant in the region.
How do business leaders and entrepreneurs in our regional centres such as North Queensland, the Northern Territory, or the Tauranga district access resources, peers, or development options to help them grow their business and also grow as leaders? These regional areas will often have high concentrations of industries such as tourism, agriculture, NFP’s, local government, and professional services – to name a few.
To what extent could existing leader networks such as TEC leverage the NBN and web technology to deliver a TEC-like experience to a whole new community of prospective members
- How could TEC utilise the NBN to deliver a TEC-like experience to regional areas?
- Would a TEC group necessarily be geographically based? Could a virtual group exist that cuts across state or even country boundaries?
- How could resource speakers adapt their content to this type of delivery model?
- How would existing tools like Vistage Village or even LinkedIn fit into this model?
These are but a few questions that I think need to be discussed or debated. Put simply, the multi-party collaboration technology exists – the question is how groups such as TEC leverage this technology, the NBN, and then leverage existing IP in new ways.