The Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program (AVCLP) was established in December 1998 to facilitate the development of North East Victoria’s community leadership capacity.

Based on the design of the Williamson Community Leadership Program delivered in Melbourne, and the Goulburn Valley’s Fairley Leadership Program, a volunteer Board of community leaders led by inaugral Chair John Brown AO brought the first program to the region in 1999.

The Program went into recess the following year due to a lack of funding.  However, the graduates of that first program valued the program so highly that concerted efforts were made with the Board to deliver further programs.  From 2001 onwards, the AVCLP has been delivered every year.

Since its inception, the Program has grown and developed to cater for the economic, social and ennvironmental needs of its region. Each year a diverse group of up to 25 aspiring leaders embark on the ten-month intensive experiential learning program that develops their personal leadership skills, knowledge of the region and network of leadership contacts.

In recent years the organisation’s activities have broadened to include the design and delivery of a range of tailored leadership training for business, government and community organisations.

In 2017 AVCLP changed its name to Alpine Valleys Community Leadership in recognition of the increased range of activities that it now offers.