Applications open for Cardinia Community Leadership Program

Published: 15 March 2021

Applications are open for the 2021 Cardinia Community Leadership Program.

Delivered through a partnership between Cardinia Shire 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 Brett Owen said the free program provides up to 20 participants with an opportunity to grow their leadership skills and networks, and learn from a host of guest speakers, local leaders, and program alumni.

“This program covers topics to help participants in building their capacity as leaders within their local neighbourhoods, groups or organisations,” Cr Owen said.

“I encourage all aspiring and emerging leaders within Cardinia Shire to put their hands up and apply.”

The 8-month course, which runs from May to December, 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 2021 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 on Monday 12 April. 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

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