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Challenge 2014 – 20th Anniversary

By: Leora Isaacs

Category: Training & Recruitment

  1.04 PM 2 December, 2013

Location: General

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In 2014 CFA will conduct the 20th annual Challenge Program. Challenge is a twelve day personal development for CFA volunteers. The program will be conducted from Saturday 11 January to Wednesday 22 January 2014. There are 18 junior participants and 18 senior participants from across CFA who have selected for the 2014 program.

The program aims to identify potential future leaders, and present challenges and experiences that will uncover and enhance their leadership abilities. The first three days of the program are conducted at CFA Training College, Fiskville, where participants explore their values and goals, and gain a greater understanding of their own motivators and personal interactions. These concepts are then put  into practice as participants spend seven days in the bush, led by Outward Bound Australia, working to break down their boundaries, overcome fears and test team work and leadership skills.

While participants are undertaking activities such as hiking, caving, rock climbing, abseiling or canoeing, they are also discovering more about themselves, developing self-reliance, and improving their team work and leadership skills.

Past participants consistently describe Challenge as “a life changing experience". It has become a highly regarded and sought-after development opportunity for which participants are selected on merit, enthusiasm and leadership potential.

Last Updated: 02 December 2013