Congratulations to the Cardinia Community Leadership Program 2023 graduating class!

Published: 14 December 2023

The Cardinia Community Leadership Program celebrated its 2023 graduates at a ceremony in December.

The program, delivered by Cardinia Shire Council, contributes to furthering the leadership capacity and community participation of some of our community’s emerging leaders.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Jack Kowarzik congratulated the 17 graduates on completing the six-month course, progressing their skills and knowledge as community leaders.

“The Cardinia Community Leadership Program has provided participants with the opportunity to build and strengthen their leadership capabilities.

“These leaders will be walking away with increased skills and abilities to be knowledgeable, inspiring, and engaging community mentors within their local communities.

“The 17 graduates now join close to 100 previous program participants as part of the Cardinia Community Leadership Program alumni, and we look forward to continuing to be part of their leadership journey,” the Mayor said.

Each year, program participants are encouraged to engage in active citizenship within the local community and are empowered to take collaborative action around local projects, issues and community building opportunities.

For more information about the Cardinia Community Leadership Program, including when and how to apply for next year’s intake when this information becomes available, visit Council’s website at 

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