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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, motivate and encourage others to assume leadership roles in the community and develop as a leader. The program is a combination of interactive workshops and offsite project work, working with council staff and community mentors.

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 2020. 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 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 and project management 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 Tuesday 18 February 2020
Program commences: Thursday 5 March 2020

Applicants will be contacted about their application outcome by phone and email by Friday 21 February 2020.

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 5 March
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Community Leadership Program Launch

Program overview

Council Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Saturday 7 March
9:30am to 4:30pm
Introduction and team building

Communication skills

Living Kaurna Cultural Centre

Warriparinga Way, Bedford Park

Monday 16 March

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Initiating and leading community projects

Project planning

Flinders University at Tonsley

Level 5, room 5.29
1284 South Road, Tonsley

Wednesday 18 March

5:00pm to 8:30pm

Project feedback sessionCouncil Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Monday 6 April

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Grant Writing MasterclassCouncil Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Saturday 18 April

9:30am to 4:30pm

Celebrating diversity and inclusionLiving Kaurna Cultural Centre

Warriparinga Way, Bedford Park

Monday 27 April

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Keeping projects on track

Budgeting and risk assessment

Flinders University at Tonsley

Level 5, room 5.29
1284 South Road, Tonsley

Wednesday 6 May

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Informal catch up session and dinnerMarion Hotel

849 Marion Road, Mitchell Park

Monday 11 May

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Coaching support to finalise project plansCouncil Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Monday 25 May

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Stakeholder engagement

Marketing and media

Council Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Wednesday 3 June

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Informal catch up session and dinnerMarion Hotel

849 Marion Road, Mitchell Park

Monday 15 June

6:00pm to 9:00pm

The resilient leader / self careFlinders University at Tonsley

Level 5, room 5.29
1284 South Road, Tonsley

Monday 22 June

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Presentation skillsCouncil Chambers

245 Sturt Road, Sturt

Monday 29 June

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

"This is a good opportunity to expand your network and meet new people. Be aware of resources around your community and learn about tools and that you can use in future. Overall I want to say thank you for all your support and amazing job. It was a great milestone for me to see how I grew in the group."

"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!"

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