Program Description

The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program (NECLP) provides an outstanding opportunity for potential and current leaders from new and emerging communities across Victoria to build their leadership skills and capacity to contribute to community development.

Funded by the Victorian Government, this program is offered free for up to 30 leaders from new and emerging communities within Victoria, with both Melbourne and regional Victoria programs on offer.
About the Program
The program features guest speakers, interactive activities and networking opportunities and provides a leadership development experience with long-lasting benefits for participants and the community.

Past graduates of the NECLP have arrived to Australia from over thirty different countries, and all are committed to making a difference in new communities (e.g. could include Afghanistan, South Sudan, Nepal, Pacific Islands, Iraq). The group includes people with different experience and backgrounds including refugees, skilled migrants, students and community members.

What to expect?
Build your leadership skills, capacity and confidence 
Grow your knowledge of and networks in government, business and community sectors
Start a group community project
Share and build your experience with a mentor
Make the most of your leadership journey with a diverse group of people committed to making a difference

Who can apply?
Applications are welcome from migrants from new, small and recently-arrived communities, who may not be well-established or may not yet have strong links to service-providers and government agencies.  Migrants and refugees with current leadership experience, particularly in civic and organisational leadership, or with leadership potential, are invited to apply. Leadership Victoria is seeking emerging and experienced leaders with a passion for contribution to the community.

People born in Australia are not eligible for this program. 

Where is this program located? 
This program will be located in Morwell at:
Latrobe City Council
Room: Nambur Waringa 
Level 1, 141 Commercial Road
Morwell Victoria



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