Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62our profession. Introducing younger candidates to ICD Fellowship, and perhaps linking them with existing Fellows, is one of our potential strengths and probably not fully exploited. Our recent induction in Wellington, New Zealand, saw several extremely capable young dentists join our ranks. Our Board in 2015 ran an inspiring leadership development day in conjunction with the International ICD Council presence, and now we have just approved a targeted scholarship for young dentists involved in aid work in underserved communities. Most recently, we have committed funding to assist the New Zealand Dental Association in their Young Dentist’s Action Network – Speaker Development Day. It is this project that I wish to promote as an idea in this forum. • he fear of public speaking oten limits potential leaders. • he ability to engage an audience, whether that be related to collegial events, advocacy or professional presentations, is a core skill required for efective leadership. • Assisting young leaders within our profession, and developing their conidence and abilities to present themselves, has the potential to increase the number willing to take on active roles. • Providing this development amongst peers in a small group setting extends the possibility to initiating, establishing and enhancing leader support networks within this age group. hese thoughts have led ICD to contribute to funding the Association’s Young Dentist Action Group Brazilian Projects tients Care, together with the Paulista Chilean Projects Chile shows proudly its two new Master Fellows: Doctors José Matas Colom and Raúl Corvalán Bucher. Programs of Continuing Training have continued t Section VIII AUSTRALASIA President David Crum 2017 Officers President: David Crum Vice President: John Owen AM Registrar: Tom Tseng Imm. Past President: Jackie Robinson Treasurer: Keith Watkins Editor: Petrina Bowden Editor: Petrina Bowden President’s Greeting David Crum It’s a very good time to be involved in the leadership of the Australasian Section of ICD. During 2015, our 50th year celebrations, the ICD International Council Meeting in Sydney and the professionally facilitated strategic planning sessions re-energised the leadership group. We entered 2016 with good ideas, a strong leadership team and in good shape. Developing Young Leaders his Section has always had the aspirations of: Recognising and providing leadership within the dental profession, supporting projects that improve oral health in underserved areas within our region, fostering collegiate collaboration within the dental profession, and demonstrating good governance and upholding high ethical professional standards. But, for me the additional aspiration to develop future leaders within the dental profession has been a signiicant point of interest. ICD Fellows are generally established, experienced practitioners with a history of leadership contribution; there is a huge leadership expertise, experience and knowledge resource sitting within our existing membership. It is the resource we should share with the profession; a key characteristic of leadership is inding, nurturing, encouraging and promoting those who are better than yourself to continue the work you currently lead. I believe that the resource exists within our experienced and fully accomplished Fellows to do just that with younger members of Contact Information ICD Section VIII Australasia Admin. Oicer Ron Robinson 10 Bendtree Way Castle Hill, NSW 2154 Australia Tel: 612 8854 4909 Section VIII Facebook T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7 Journal of the International College of Dentists 4 4 T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7