Upper Murray Community Leadership Program

Applications are now closed 

Through major funding provided by Emergency Recovery Victoria, Upper Murray CRC has partnered with Alpine Valleys Community Leadership to deliver a leadership program for emerging and future community leaders of the Upper Murray region and other fire affected areas of the Towong Shire.

The program has been designed on the framework of a successful pilot that was delivered in the Upper Murray last year, and will include a study tour to Derby, Tasmania; a thriving community that has reimagined their economic and social future as part of their recovery process. The program spans a total of 10 days, including travel time.

The program will enhance the skills of participants, enabling them to develop the adaptive capacity of their communities and the region, and contribute to both the Upper Murray Recovery and future economic development. Participants can expect to be equipped with an understanding of how to work through slow- and fast-moving challenges, and how to contribute to successfully leading their community through transformative change.

“I was fortunate to be able to attend the Tasmania study tour as part of the 2022 program. The trip was well organized with many interesting activities. I most enjoyed going to Derby and learning about its history and turnaround. Meeting different community members involved in the mountain bike trails was a highlight as well as riding one of the trails and then ending the day experiencing the floating sauna. It was overall a great learning experience I would highly recommend to anyone interested.” – Tania Costello, 2022 program participant.

Participants should:

  • Have a current or aspiration for a future voluntary role in community focused recovery and economic development.

Major funding is provided by Emergency Management Victoria, with additional funding contributed by NECMA. There is no participation fee, personal costs may be incurred during the trip to Tasmania

Online application form: Click here

Or download word version of form: Download form

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 10 July 2023
Any questions or queries can be directed to Jacqui Bramwell, AVCL Executive Officer, 0417 348 547 / eo@avclp.org.au

Program delivery dates:

Session Date Location
1 & 2 Monday 7th – Tuesday 8th Aug Tumbarumba
3 Monday 21st Aug Upper Murray
4 Friday 22nd Sept North East Water Wodonga
5 Monday 6th Nov – Friday 10th  Nov Derby, Tasmania
6 Friday 1st Dec Upper Murray