Alpine Community Recovery Leadership Program

Applications for this program have now closed.

The Alpine Community Recovery Leadership Program is an initiative that aims to build community resilience and recovery capacity, funded by Alpine Shire Council and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) in partnership with HMS Trust and the Sidney Myer Fund,.

The focus of the program is to support members of Alpine communities to develop leadership skills, strengthen capacity, and create a network of community organisations that are equipped to lead community recovery from future disasters within the Alpine Shire.

This program is best suited to interested, community-minded individuals, or members of organisations and community groups who are wanting to strengthen their leadership capacity so they can effectively collaborate with other organisations to respond to future disasters in the Alpine Shire.

Sessions will cover key areas of learning, including:

  • Leadership styles
  • Leading change
  • Response and recovery framework
  • Self and leadership
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Managing conflict
  • Practical skills to engage with local community
  • Planning, delivering, and evaluating projects
  • Grant processes
  • Good governance
  • Community Recovery Centre scenario
  • Visit to an Incident Control Centre
  • Supporting your members as volunteers
  • Resilience and reflection

Participant eligibility

  • Open to Alpine Shire community members aged 18+
  • Preference for those with an existing involvement in a community organisation
  • Ability to attend a minimum of 80% of program sessions

Program Outline

The program will involve 7 sessions, delivered over 6 weeknight evenings and 1 full weekend day between May and December 2023. Program sessions will be in-person.

  • Session 1: Sunday 7 May (Full day)
    All other sessions are Wednesday evenings
  • Session 2: Wednesday 7 June
  • Session 3: Wednesday 5 July
  • Session 4: Wednesday 9 August
  • Session 5: Wednesday 6 September
  • Session 6: Wednesday 4 October
  • Session 7: Wednesday 8 November
  • Celebration: Wednesday 6 December

Cost to participants: $50 (scholarships available)