Community Leadership Program

We realise that practical and focused activities are needed to support development in our area. We offer a number of training and capacity-building sessions and programs to our community groups, small organisations and you – if you’re interested.

Brimbank Community Leadership Program

Do you want to make your community a better place? Do you do things to improve the well being of your community?

Our Community Leadership Program aims to build participants’ understanding and connection with what we do and why. You'll learn how you can positively influence Council’s activities in policy and program development and implementation to improve health and wellbeing.

Applications close 4 July 2017.

Program Outline

Ten weekly sessions commencing 13 July 2017. 

Session Times

Thursday 13 July

Enrolment & Induction

9.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 20 July

Introduction to Community Leadership - welcome, understanding community leadership, your goals and shared agreements

9.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 27 July

Your Leadership Style – leadership research, styles and self-awareness

9.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 3 August

Leading People – emotional intelligence & communication

9.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 10 August

Active Leadership - team work, assertive communication, conflict, making decisions

9.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 17 August

Visionary Leadership - underpinning values & principles of community development

9.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 24 August

Civic Leadership- local government roles, processes and participatory democracy - ways to influence local decision making

9.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 31 August

Stakeholder Forum - networking and collaboration

9.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 7 September

Strategic Leadership - project planning and grants

9.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 14 September

Inclusive & Empowering Leadership – understanding and working with diversity

9.30am-12.30pm

Tuesday 19 September

Excursion to Council meeting

7pm

Thursday 21 September

Consolidation & Conclusion (Pitch to a panel)

9.30am-12.30pm

Venue

Participants who successfully complete this program will receive credit equivalent to 8 of the 12 nationally accredited units in the Health and Community Services package for Certificate III Community Services (CHC32015).

Due to the intensive nature of the program and assessment activities in the workshops, your attendance in a minimum of 80% of the program is required.

Brimbank Community Leadership Program Application Form

The Brimbank Community Leadership Program is delivered in partnership with Victoria Polytechnic (Victoria University TAFE division).

Participants who sucessfully complete this training will receive credit equivalent to 8 of the 12 nationally accredited units in the Health & Community Services package for Certificate 111 in Community Services (CHC32015).

Due to the intensive nature of the program and assessment activities in the workshops, your commitment to attendance and participation is expected. As an indication of the commitment required, there is a minimum 80 per cent attendance requirement.

Venue: St Albans Community Centre, Princess Street, St Albans (Wheelchair accessible).

Your details
e.g. 0414 678 345
Community Leadership Program

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