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Community leadership program

What is the Community Leadership Program?

Do you have a deep sense of community and would like to learn more about leadership? Then we are looking for you!

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

The Community Leadership Program gives participants the skills and confidence to develop their own community project and to motivate and encourage others to assume leadership roles in the community. The program is a combination of interactive workshops and offsite project work, working with council staff and community mentors.


The City of Marion are currently seeking a group of emerging or existing community leaders to be part of the Community Leadership Program for 2019. The program provides quality training to participants to enhance their leadership skills, to be the catalysts for positive change in the community.

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


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.


The program requires participants to commit to two Saturday sessions from 9.00am to 4.00pm, six Monday evenings and one Thursday evening from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. The program commences on Monday 29 April and concludes on Thursday 27 June 2019.

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.

Areas of learning include:

  • Project management
  • Risk management
  • Marketing and event promotion
  • Personality mapping
  • Presentation skills
  • Grant writing
  • Communication styles
  • Conflict management
  • Resilience 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.

Feedback from previous year's program

“It has been an amazing opportunity to invest in self and to meet and work with phenomenal individuals. The tools, all the resources and training provided, invaluable! Some of the experiences and meeting of others has been life changing. Thank you to Marion Council for investing in us!"

“I highly recommend the program. One of the best courses I have attended!”

“It is a wonderful, innovative and collaborative mix of consolidation, and daring to look into new areas. Wonderful community that came together well.”


For more information about the City of Marion’s Community Leadership Program for 2019, contact Community Development Officer Danielle Clark on 8375 6879 or download the Application Form below.

Applications close: Friday 29 March 2019

Program commences: Monday 29 April 2019