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City of Whittlesea’s Community Leadership Program 2023

City of Whittlesea’s Community Leadership Program 2023

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

The City of Whittlesea’s Community Leadership Program is back for its second year providing free training for locals who want to lead community projects, establish personal and professional networks, and learn more about local government.  

First launched in 2022, the program aims to support residents aged 18 and over, who are looking to make a difference in the community.  The program aims to represent the City of Whittlesea’s diversity and is inclusive of all genders, age groups (18+), abilities, cultures, and backgrounds 

City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson believes the Community Leadership Program is playing an important role in building a stronger, more connected community.  

Our community is made up of diverse and talented individuals who have the potential to make a real impact on important local issues,” she said. 

“Council is committed to empowering our community to take the next step in their leadership journey and I encourage people interested in community leadership to take up this fantastic opportunity.” 

“By supporting individuals to develop their leadership skills, we create a stronger, healthier and more connected place for all.”  

Delivered in partnership with La Trobe University Business School, the program consists of a series of free workshops and training courses focusing on various streams of leadership and developing practical skills, personal abilities and networks to enable the participants to work with community and create positive change.  

Matt Christie, Community Leadership Program 2022 participant said his perception of leadership and being a leader had changed since completing the program. 

“Prior to participating in the program, I thought there was just one type of leader, so it’s great to be able to work out what type of leader you are yourself and to also look at other types of leadership models,” said Mr Christie. 

This year the program will run for 12 weeks from May until August or participants can choose to undertake three intensive workshops over Saturdays in August and will include a combination of online workshops and in-person sessions.  

Expressions of Interest are now open and will close at 5pm on Sunday 23 April 2023.  

For information about the program and how to apply visit 

For further information please email or call 9217 2170.