Applications open for Cardinia Community Leadership Program

Published: 8 July 2019

Applications are open for the 2019 Cardinia Community Leadership Program.

Delivered through a partnership between Council and Leadership Victoria, the program helps develop the leadership capacity and community participation of some of our community’s emerging leaders.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Graeme Moore said the free program provides up to 20 participants with an opportunity to grow their leadership skills and networks, and learn from the experiences and advice of a host of guest speakers, local leaders, and program alumni.

“This program covers a range of topics to assist participants in building their capacity as leaders within their local neighbourhoods, groups or organisations.

“Participants can hone their skills in setting and achieving goals, becoming better problem solvers and innovators, and learn how to best collaborate with others.

“I warmly encourage all aspiring and emerging leaders within Cardinia Shire to apply. If you are passionate about your community and are ready to learn, connect, and grow so that you can confidently and competently lead the way to a better future for your community, then this is an opportunity you cannot pass up!” Cr Moore said.

The 10-month course, which runs from August 2019 to June 2020, is designed to prepare participants for success in their community leadership roles. This includes learning how to effectively contribute to decision-making processes, think creatively and logically about addressing community challenges, and how to strengthen relationships through valuing and respecting diversity and inclusion.

Places in the 2019 program are limited to 20 participants and to be eligible, applicants must be:

  • a Cardinia Shire Council resident
  • 18 years or over
  • already involved in the local community in some way
  • able to attend all program sessions.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 22 July 2019.

Applicants should review the information available on Council’s website to ensure they are able to commit to the program requirements.

For more information and to apply, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/leadershipprogram