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CDRC Win Management Challenge


The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) team has won the Australasian Management Challenge (AMC) Northern Territory division against local governments from the top end, including Darwin and Palmerston. The competition was run on 29 April in Alice Springs and as the winners they will be heading to the Australasian finals in Canberra in August.

In its 29th year, the AMC is a “simulation-based team building, learning and networking program using real local government themes – the types of issues that a senior management team in a council would most likely face.” The teams of six are challenged to respond to a series of tasks in a unique one-day, fast paced, ‘pressure cooker’ environment.

This helps team members to develop skills and become more effective in the way they lead, think, communicate, negotiate, make decisions, analyse and engage.

The CDRC team (called Central Dust Devils) is made up of Aaron Tannahill, Andrew Cook, Carmen Hunter, Coco Petit, Jacob Khumalo and Warren Kenney, as well as their mentor, Irenee McCreevy.

Main photo: the team: Mentor, Irenee McCreevy, Carmen Hunter, Warren Kenney (back), Coco Petit, Andrew Cook, Jacob Khumalo and Aaron Tannahill.

CDRC winning team in Management Challenge 2021

The winning team with the trophy.