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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 (CLP) aims to create community capacity building in the City of Marion.

The program teaches leadership skills and increases confidence to work on and implement a community project, either individually or with the group itself. 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
  • Provide possible career, volunteering and leadership skills and opportunities
  • Lead to a qualification in community services
  • Access to mentoring opportunities
  • Increase confidence in project management and running events
  • Plus much more!

Applicants

The City of Marion are currently seeking a group of emerging or existing community leaders to be part of the Community Leadership Program for 2021.

We seek applications from individuals that are:

  • Community volunteers
  • Members of community groups and organisations who are interested in developing their local community
  • Individuals who live, work or play within the City of Marion, that have a keen interest in building their leadership skills
  • Community members who would like training in project management to get a project off the ground

How to apply

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
Oaklands Park SA 5046

IN PERSON:
935 Marion Road
Mitchell Park SA 5043

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

Applications close: 5pm Monday 29 March 2021
Program commences: 6pm Thursday 15 April 2021

Applicants will be contacted about their application outcome by phone and email by Friday 2 April 2021.

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:

DateTopicLocation

Thursday 15 April
6pm to 8:30pm

  • Community Leadership Program Launch
  • Program overview
Council Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Saturday 17 April
9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Introduction and team building
  • Communication skills
Cove Civic Centre

1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove

Thursday 22 April

6pm to 9pm

  • Initiating and leading community projects
  • Project planning

Council Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Thursday 29 April

6pm to 9pm

  • Grant Writing Masterclass
Council Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Thursday 13 May

6pm to 9pm

  • Leadership Planning and Development
Council Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Thursday 20 May

6pm to 9pm

  • Keeping projects on track
  • Budgeting
  • Risk assessments
Council Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt
Thursday 27 May

6pm to 8:30pm

  • Information catch up session and dinner

Club Marion
262 Sturt Road, Marion

Thursday 3 June

6pm to 9pm

  • Leadership Planning and Development
Council Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt
Thursday 10 June

6pm to 9pm

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Marketing and Media
Council Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Thursday 17 June

6pm to 8:30pm

  • Informal catch up session and dinner
Club Marion
262 Sturt Road, Marion
Thursday 24 June

6pm to 9pm

  • The resilient leader / self care
Council Chambers
245 Sturt Road, Sturt
Saturday 26 June

9:30am to 4:30pm

  • Celebrating diversity and inclusion
  • Cultural Tour

Living Kaurna Cultural Centre
Warriparinga Drive (off Sturt Road), Bedford Park

Thursday 8 July

6pm to 9pm

  • Presentation skills
Council Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Thursday 15 July

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Graduation eventCouncil Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Participants will have the opportunity to put RPL from the course towards a nationally recognised TAFE SA Community Services qualification. An overview from the City of Marion will be provided upon completion of the course to all participants.

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 for 2020, contact Community Development Officer, Danielle Clark via:

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