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Program Day Two: Community Development- Mansfield

Sponsored by Mansfield Shire Council
Mansfield Shire Council is leading the way with a range of Community Development activities, and the AVCLP participants studied some of the projects implemented in the Shire. The group heard from the Shire’s Community Development team members, visited a youth café, the Mansfield Men’s shed and discovered the secrets of TOAST (Tolmie Offers A Seat to Town). Matt Pfahlert from Social Enterprise Unlimited also provided a thought provoking address about Social Enterprises and their value to communities.

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Photo top left: AVCLP alumni Sue Arndt and participant Kirsten Lingard- Mansfield Shire’s Community Development team
Photo top right: John Collyer and young people outside Mansfield’s Café Connect- run by young people, for young people
Photo bottom left: Mansfield Men’s shed members meet the AVCLP blokes
Photo bottom right: Matt Pfahlert talks about the benefits of Social Enterprises  

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Skills Day One: Benalla

Our first skills development day for the Program saw the participants receiving the tips and tricks for using Social Media both personally and for community organisations from AVCLP alumni Tammy Atkins. The group worked through some useful models to strengthen their communication skills before working on their Time Management skills with Geoff Prior from Lingford Consulting.

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Photo left: Geoff Prior sharpening our time management skills
Photo right: The group enjoying their learning

Skills Day Benalla

Photo left: Learning with and from each other

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Program Day One: The Regional Economy - Milawa

Sponsored by Brown Brothers
Host and sponsor for this Program day was Brown Brothers. The group met at the Brown Brothers Milawa vineyard staff training complex, and enjoyed a day listening to regional business leaders sharing their ideas on what makes a successful business, as well as studying the challenges and opportunities that the regional economy faces at present. A highlight of the day for the group was a VIP tour through the winery facilities, followed by a wine tasting.

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Photo left: Barry Sullivan sharing the secrets of successful managers
Photo right: VIP tour of the Brown Brothers winery

Program Day One

Photo left: Tasting the fruits of Brown Brothers labour!

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Opening Retreat - Albury

The 2014 2015 Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program kicked off with a two day retreat at Albury’s Lake Hume Resort. This year’s group consists of 23 people who are drawn from as far afield as Mansfield to Corryong. The group spent the two days getting to know each other, learning about team dynamics, team building and communication as well as gaining an understanding of what to expect of the Program over their 10 month leadership journey.

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Photo top left: Getting to know each other
Photo top right: The 2014 2015 AVCLP participants
Photo bottom left: Testing communication and team building skills by erecting a tent blindfolded
Photo bottom right: Group hugs after getting the #@%*! tent up