The purpose of the Young Defence Professionals Network is to better connect, engage and inform young professionals employed within the Defence Support Industry in the NT to equip them as the New Thinkers of the future.
3 Elements that were focused on at the Event
- Identifying what would make Young Defence Professionals want to come and stay in the NT and what support would best help them settle.
- Reviewing the current effectiveness of marketing and branding on NT Defence Industry capabilities.
- And thinking more strategically as Darwin as a Hub
As a group, the YDP’s have recognised that it is important to reach out and seek feedback on a range of factors surrounding people, capabilities and capacity growth in our industry in the NT. We were fortunate to have some key Primes as part of the discussions which provided some valuable insight into the Industry.
A key part of the program to-date has been the consultation with our Chief Minister on the things that are most on his mind that need new thinking.
The Round Table Session held at the Hub on the 5th June 2019 was a spring board used in conjunction with other findings from broader research to present to our Chief Minister and a broader audience on the 24th June 2019 at our Awards Launch, YDP Graduation and Senior Defence Panel Breakfast event.
The success of the Round Table Session held was due to the fact that we have a fantastic group of Young Professionals who are engaging and who are dedicated and future believers in the continued growth of the NT.