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Future Leaders


The Future Leaders Advisory Group provides the platform for individual personal and business growth for Toowoomba’s future leaders, helping our up-and-coming business operators to thrive, meet their goals and go after their dreams. The Toowoomba Chambers Future Leaders Advisory Group provides a platform that supports the development of our young business owners and professionals who are paving the way for Toowoomba’s future success and growth

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Future Leaders Toowoomba Chamber

What the Program Provides

With thousands of young leaders working in many industries and throughout the Darling Downs, the Future Leaders are the go-to network for young professionals and business owners in our region. Future Leaders enables participants to develop strong networks that help further individual careers, forge friendships, encourage collaboration, empower upcoming young leaders, and overall strengthen the future of the Toowoomba business community. Quarterly ‘Future Leaders Connect’ events and the Mentor Program are cornerstone initiatives that form the basis of the annual Future Leaders program.


Individual Membership is available for those between the age of 18-35 involved in business or industry in the Toowoomba Region, not employed by a Chamber Member business. Register today by following the prompts below. Should you be unsure if your business is a chamber member, please contact the Chamber office admin@toowoombachamber.com.au .

Included in Chamber Membership, all current members automatically gain access to Future Leaders for their young team members.

Four Key Principles provide the framework for our Future Leaders

  • Encourage leadership and entrepreneurial spirit of our local young professionals and business owners;
  • Provide mentorship opportunities connecting Future Leaders with local business leaders;
  • Boost engagement and networking opportunities; and
  • Provide access to leading local and national speakers to connect with, learn from, and be inspired by!

Future Leaders Mentor Program

Mentoring is a career development strategy where mentors facilitate the development of learners by sharing known resources, expertise, values, skills, perspectives, attitudes, and proficiencies. Mentoring builds mentees’ skills and provides mentors the opportunity to share proven leadership knowledge and techniques of leaders within our business community. Mentoring benefits the mentor, the mentee, and the community as we build stronger, more successful businesses and business relationships. 

Our young professionals are the future of our Business Community.


The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Future Leaders Professional Development Series (Series) is organised by the Future Leaders Advisory Group (FLAG) and runs over a 12-month period. The Series, free for Toowoomba Chamber members, is a platform for individual personal and business growth for the region’s 35-year-olds and younger. Helping future leaders to thrive, meet their goals, and go after their dreams. The Series aims to create learning opportunities and connections for the City’s future leaders to support their career development as well providing a forum to network with other like-minded persons. The series will allow the presenter to share their expertise and knowledge with future leaders to help facilitate their professional development. The program is proudly brought to future leaders in partnership with Power Tynan

Toowoomba Business Sentiment Index | One Week to go! Complete the survey to WIN a table at the Toowoomba Business Sentiment Index luncheon on Thursday 28th July. The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise are looking to better understand the sentiment and perceptions of local businesses to inform advocacy and develop evidence-based solutions by creating its own Toowoomba Business Performance Sentiment Index. To make sure you are heard, complete the survey here - https://bit.ly/3rMgbod Those who complete the survey will be in the running to secure a table of 10 at the event to the value of $1250. The survey closes 5pm Monday 30 May 2022. The outcomes of the research will be presented by Australia’s leading social demographer and commentator Mark McCrindle. Progress Crows Nest (Crows Nest QLD ) Highfields Chamber of Commerce Yarraman Business Group Inc Pittsworth District Alliance Oakey Chamber of Commerce Millmerran Commerce Clifton Chamber #smallbusiness #toowoomba #supportlocal #TCOC #chambermember #Connect #Influence #Learn

Battle of the Generations Event | Future Leaders Is there a right way or wrong way to address professional challenges and responsibilities? Who does it better? The older or new generation? Join us for a fun networking evening at The Atrium at Fitzy’s and hear different points of view about addressing professional challenges and responsibilities from a range of business professionals in our #chamber The event will be hosted by Nik Stuart of @SCA who will ask probing questions and opinions of our battling panelist who are - Lachlan Hogan - Hogans Family Jewellers Amie Mish-Wills - Fair Work Ombudsman Jessica Ritchie - Jessica Ritchie VS Cr Nancy Sommerfield - Toowoomba Regional Council Ben Gouldson - Clifford Gouldson Lawyers Leon Carlile - Qld Hot Property Event details Date: Thursday 2 June, 2022 Time: 5:30 pm Location: The Atrium, Fitzy's Toowoomba Cost: $30 for Members, $60 for Non-members *This event is open to the wider Toowoomba business community, including those over the age of 35. Tickets available here: https://bit.ly/380qtKW #smallbusiness #toowoomba #supportlocal #TCOC #celebratesuccess #local #chamber


A Conversation Starter | Mental Health in Our Young Workforce Greg McAuliffe, NRG Services, Ed Ross & Dan Allen, TradeMutt and Jasmine Riddle, JRS MANUFACTURING GROUP PTY LTD took the time share their tips for good mental health and the best way to start a conversation around mental health. #trademutt #tradies #socialimpact #mentalhealth #workwear #TIACS #shakehands #makeplans #smallbusiness #supportlocal #advocate #donation #smallbusinessadvocate #TCOC #futureleaders #networkingtoowoomba #networking


| A CONVERSATION STARTER | Last night our Future Leaders had the privilege of hearing Ed & Dan from TradeMutt discuss mental health in the workforce. We learnt their story and how loud and vibrant workwear is encouraging life saving conversations. The room was full of people who genuinely wanted to talk about mental health and the energy in the room was palpable. Thank you to our sponsors NRG Services & JRS MANUFACTURING GROUP PTY LTD and of course our amazing speakers, Ed & Dan, from TradeMutt The Future Leaders Advisory Group was excited to announce that a percentage of our ticket sales will be donated to TIACS (This is a conversation Starter) for the amazing work that they do which was presented to the guys last night. #trademutt #tradies #socialimpact #mentalhealth #workwear #TIACS #shakehands #makeplans #smallbusiness #supportlocal #advocate #donation #smallbusinessadvocate #TCOC #futureleaders #networkingtoowoomba #networking


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