Fischer Community Leadership Program

The Fischer Community Leadership Program is an initiative, funded by the Border Trust and delivered by Alpine Valleys Community Leadership, that aims to enable and empower leadership within our community from the grassroots up.

In its inaugural year, the 2022 program will run as a pilot program with a cohort of up to 20 participants, and will be delivered in 8 sessions over a five month period, from late May through to September 2022.

The program is based across Holbrook and Henty, and is aptly named in honor of Tim Fischer, former Australian politician and diplomat who served as leader of the National Party from 1990 to 1999 and who called Lockhart home.

The focus of the program is to develop leadership skills and create a group of community leaders that are equipped to take action, and make a difference.

Key areas of learning will include:

  • Understanding yourself as a leader
  • Group dynamics and effective teams
  • Grant writing and funding opportunities
  • Effective community engagement
  • Undertake community focused project management training
  • Develop an understanding of good governance essentials
  • Learn how to identify funding opportunities and complete grant writing and submissions
  • Learn methods for effectively facilitating community engagement.

The intended dates for delivery are:

  • Wednesday 4 May, Henty 4pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 18 May, Holbrook 6pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 1 June, Henty 6pm – 9pm
  • Thursday 9 or Friday 10 June, Henty 9am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 13 July, Zoom 6pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 27 July, Holbrook 6pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 3 August, Zoom 6pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 7 September, TBA – Lunch time

Additional Information:

  • Participants must be aged 18 and over
  • Current and emerging community leaders
  • Interest in creating change at a community level
  • Do not need to have existing involvement in a community organisation
  • Ability to attend sessions, in person, in Holbrook and Henty
  • Contribution of $30 per participant
  • Applications close Thursday April 28th at 5pm.

To apply for the program, please complete the application form: 2022 Fischer Leadership Application Form

For further information or enquiries:

Mary Hoodless, Program Coordinator
Ph: 0428104482