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Maribyrnong City Council is committed to supporting the development of leadership opportunities across our municipality. To contribute to positive social engagement and change, to build strong, healthy and resilient communities, and to uncover the leaders of the future.

Exciting Leadership Opportunity!

Tree Planting

Do you have what it takes to be a leader in our community? Are you passionate about the environment?

An exciting opportunity is coming to Maribyrnong for people interested in exploring the world of effective leadership with a focus on our local environment. Council's next leadership program Growing Our Community will commence in February 2017. Applications open on 5th December 2016 for this free accredited 12 week training program.

The program aims to capture the skills, enthusiasm and passion of people who live, work, volunteer or study in the City of Maribyrnong and support them to achieve their leadership potential.

To ensure the program provides a tailored, hands-on experience, only a limited number of participants will be accepted. If you or someone you know aspires to become an environmental leader, sign up for the 2017 Growing Our Community leadership program today.

Click here to go to the online application form.

The Growing our Community leadership program has been funded by The Myer Foundation. The program aims to grow leadership opportunities and build networks between groups, encourage and increase diversity in environmental groups and establish processes for connecting with Council. .

For more information follow the link below or contact:

Joanna Kemp, Project Officer
Ph: 9688 0141 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Catherine Dwyer, Coordinator Social Policy & Partnerships
Ph: 9688 0390.

Braybrook on Board

The inaugural Braybrook on Board Leadership program began in 2015. In 2016 the leadership program included the theme of health and wellbeing with a focus on diabetes.

In each program, leaders were guided to develop and deliver group community projects or to get involved in other leadership opportunities. Projects included: community welcoming events, health and fitness programs, employment and enterprise initiatives, programs for families and children and projects to improve neighbourhood amenity and champion gender equity.

28 community members graduated from the Braybrook on Board leadership program, which contributed to generational change and life-long learning with six participants undertaking further education at university, TAFE or V.E.T.

Through the program participants have connected with 20 stakeholder organisations, 38 stakeholder representatives, 16 Council staff and three Councillors.

21 community projects have been planned involving 82 volunteers representing over $58,000 volunteer hours. These projects have reached and benefited over 1500 community members.

The impact of the program on the participants and the community has been profound. Graduates say the experience has enabled and supported their leadership aspirations and given them the confidence, skills, networks and partnerships to affect positive change in their community.

Read more about the 2015 and 2016 Braybrook on Board community leader’s stories and watch the Braybrook on Board short video.

Stories to Inspire

These stories follow some of our inspiring leaders who have emerged from the Braybrook on Board Community Leadership Program 2015 and 2016. Their voices tell of the successes and challenges which have faced them on their leadership journey.

You can also hear the thoughts of the course facilitator and a local community organisation about their roles with the leadership program:

Follow the links below to be transported to their world and inspired by their stories...

Perspectives on Leadership

Watch our Women in Leadership video where we asked female leaders and two young women about their views and experiences of leadership.

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