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Community leadership program

What is the Community Leadership Program?

Do you want to develop your own leadership skills to bring about positive change within your local community? Then we are looking for you!

The Community Leadership Program (CLP) is run annually and aims to create community capacity building in the City of Marion.

The program teaches leadership skills and increases confidence to lead in the community. The program is made up of interactive workshops, working with our program convenors, Council staff and various community leaders.

The CLP provides quality training to participants to:

  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Increase networks within the community
  • Increase interpersonal communication skills
  • Increase confidence in public speaking
  • Influence influencing and negotiation skills
  • Access to mentoring opportunities
  • Increase and understanding emotional intelligence
  • Plus much more!

Applicants

The City of Marion are seeking a group of emerging or existing community leaders to be part of the Community Leadership Program for 2024.

We seek applications from individuals that are:

  • 18 years and over that have a strong connection to the City of Marion i.e. live, work or volunteer
  • Community volunteers
  • Members of community groups and organisations who are interested in improving their local community
  • Individuals who live, work, play or study within the City of Marion, that have a keen interest in building their leadership skills

How to apply

Applications are currently OPEN and will close on Monday 22 July at 5pm.

To apply, please complete the Application Form below.

Download the below Application Form and send your completed form through to the City of Marion's Community Development Officer, Danielle Clark via:

POST:
Attention: Danielle Clark
City of Marion
PO Box 21
Park Holme SA 5043

IN PERSON:
935 Marion Road
Mitchell Park SA 5043

EMAIL:
danielle.clark@marion.sa.gov.au

Applications close: 5 pm Monday 22 July 2024
Program commences: 6 pm Monday 26 August 2024

Applicants will be contacted about their application outcome by phone and email by 5pm Friday 26 July.

Cost

This program is funded by the City of Marion, so it is free to participate. All that we require is your commitment to complete the entire program, organise your own transport to and from venues and childcare, if applicable.

Program overview and commitment

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 requires participants to commit to the following schedule:

DateDescriptionLocation

Monday 26 August
6 pm to 9 pm

Community Leadership Program Launch

Council Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Saturday 31 August
9:15 am to 4 pm

Saturday session

Mitchell Park Sports & Community Centre
139 Bradley Grove Terrace, Mitchell Park
Monday 9 September

6 pm to 9 pm

Evening session

Council Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Monday 16 September
6 pm to 9 pm

Evening session

Council Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Monday 23 September

6 pm to 9 pm

Evening session

Council Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Wednesday 2 October
6 pm to 8 pm

Social Dinner

Club Marion, Sturt Road
Saturday 12 October

9:15 am to 4 pm

Saturday session

Cove Civic Centre
1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove

Monday 21 October

6 pm to 9 pm

Evening session

Council Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt
Thursday 24 October

6 pm to 7:30 pm

Sunset Walking Tour

Oaklands Wetlands, Oaklands Road, Oaklands Park
Monday 28 October

6 pm to 9 pm

Evening session

Council Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt
Monday 4 November

6pm to 9 pm

Evening session

Council Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Monday 11 November
6 pm to 9 pm

Evening sessionCouncil Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Saturday 16 November
9:15am to 4 pm

Saturday sessionCove Civic Centre
1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove
Wednesday 20 November
6 pm to 8 pm

Social dinner

Club Marion, Sturt Road
Monday 25 November
6 pm to 9 pm
Evening sessionCouncil Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt
Monday 2 December
6 pm to 9 pm
Evening sessionCouncil Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt
Monday 9 December
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Graduation eventCove Civic Centre
1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove


Feedback from previous year's program

"I think this program not only taught you how to communicate and become a successful leader, it also was very useful to make you self-aware on a personal level. It was an amazing course. The facilitators and special guests definitely helped create a comfortable environment to be able to open up and be okay with being vulnerable."

"Highly recommend! A power packed skill and confidence building course that offers opportunity to connect with like minded community passionate people and build relationships, programmes and well anything we can that helps make Marion a better city to live work and play!"

"Great opportunity to feed one another’s passion, curiosity, commitment to community; and to develop a supportive local network of doers!"

Contact

For more information about the City of Marion’s Community Leadership Program, contact Community Development Officer, Danielle Clark via:

T: (08) 8375 6879
M: 0478 324 836
E: danielle.clark@marion.sa.gov.au