Our Annual Program

The Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program aims to foster the development of a vibrant network of community and business leaders across Northeast Victoria and its border regions; and beyond.

The next Annual Leadership Program is going ahead in 2021.
Applications open 3 August 2020.


AVCLP provides potential and emerging leaders with a unique experiential learning “learning by doing” program that develops the participant’s personal leadership skills, their knowledge of the region and their network of professional and community contacts.

The program is delivered annually from July to the following May. Each year up to 25 participants who live in the Northeast Victoria and border regions and who represent a diverse range of ages, professions, backgrounds and leadership experience are recruited for the program through a competitive selection process.

Participants meet fortnightly at locations across the region, to work with the region’s most outstanding leaders whilst visiting a range of locations of significance to the region. The course also includes three retreats, where the personal leadership skills of the participants are developed and study tours to Melbourne and Canberra, where participants are able to meet State and Federal leaders.

There is a variety of different scholarships available that applicants may be eligible for. The eligibility criteria for each scholarship varies dependent on industry, community work, geographic location and a range of other factors. We assess applicants for scholarships once you have submitted an application and attended a compulsory interview in June 2019. We encourage applications from all of our extensive multicultural and indigenous communities, ranges of ethnic and religious communities.

The Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program covers Northeast Victoria and the New South Wales border regions, comprising the Local Government Areas of Alpine Shire, Albury City, Benalla Rural City, Indigo Shire, Mansfield Shire, Moira Shire, Rural City of Wangaratta, Towong Shire and the City of Wodonga.

“Being gifted with this opportunity to participate in AVCLP through a scholarship has been life-changing.”

Maria Berry, AVCLP Graduate 2017-2018

Further information on the experience on participants is available in the Yearbook.

AVCLP Graduates

AVCLP Graduate Alumni

The Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program has assisted in producing an array of graduates serving in high profile leadership roles across the region.