Community Leadership Program

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What is the Community Leadership Program?

The Community Leadership Program aims to create community capacity building in the City of Marion.

The Community Leadership Program will give participants the skills and confidence to develop their own community project and to motivate and encourage others to assume leadership roles in our community.

The program is a combination of interactive workshops and offsite project work, working with council staff and community mentors.



We seek applications for the Community Leadership Program from individuals of varying backgrounds, experience, gender and age that are:

    • Community volunteers
    • Members of community groups and organisations who are interested in developing their local community
    • Individuals who are prepared and able to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the program



There is no cost to participate in the program, however participants will be required to organise their own transport to and from venues as well as childcare if applicable.



The program requires participants to commit to approximately 3 contact hours per week over a thirteen (13) week period.

These sessions are run once a week however participants will be expected to work, where necessary, in their own time.

Note: there will be some weeks off during the program.


Program overview

The City of Marion's Community Leadership Program is an opportunity for participants to develop leadership skills as well as contribute to improving the community. The program is made up of interactive workshops, working with council staff and community mentors.

Areas of learning include:

  • Communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Personality mapping
  • Project management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Grant writing skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Community leadership
  • Marketing skills

Participants will have the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised TAFE SA Community Services qualification.

A certificate from the City of Marion will be provided upon completion of the course.


Success stories 
  • Many participants state they will stay involved in their project and would seek opportunities to lead future events within the City of Marion
  • After developing a better understanding of Local Government structures and decision making processes, one participant is keen to explore the steps to becoming a Local Government Councillor
  • A number of participants report increased confidence and self-esteem which has translated into improved outcomes in the workplace
  • Most participants reported improvement and added confidence in their ability to make a presentation to an audience


How to apply

The Community Leadership Program is now accepting applications for 2018.

To submit your application, download the Application Form Community Leadership Program Application Form(202 kb) and send it through to the City of Marion via:


Attention: Danielle Clark
City of Marion
PO Box 21
Oaklands Park SA 5046


In person:

935 Marion Road
Mitchell Park SA 5043

Applications close on Friday 2 February, 2018.

The Community Leadership Program commences on Wednesday 7 March 2018, 6.00pm - 9.00pm and will conclude on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

For more information about the program, download the Community Leadership Program Flyer(1700 kb) or call 8375 6879.


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