Programs

2018 New & Emerging Communities Leadership Program

The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program (NECLP) provides an outstanding opportunity for potential and current leaders from new and emerging communities across Victoria to build their leadership skills and capacity - to contribute to community development.

Funded by the Victorian Government, this program is offered free for up to 30 leaders from new and emerging communities within Victoria, with both Melbourne and regional Victoria programs on offer.

There are four NECLP programs run throughout the year.  In 2018, programs will be held in:

  • Melbourne
  • Ballarat
  • Gippsland, and 
  • Women's NECLP in Melbourne

About the Program

The program features guest speakers, interactive activities and networking opportunities and provides a leadership development experience with long-lasting benefits for participants and the community.

Past graduates of the NECLP have arrived to Australia from over thirty different countries, and all are committed to making a difference in new communities (e.g. could include Afghanistan, South Sudan, Nepal, Pacific Islands, Iraq). The group includes people with different experience and backgrounds including refugees, skilled migrants, students and community members.

What to expect?

  • Build your leadership skills, capacity and confidence 
  • Grow your networks in government, business and community sectors
  • Start a group community project
  • Share and build your experience with a mentor
  • Make the most of your leadership journey with a diverse group of people committed to making a difference

Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from migrants from new, small and recently-arrived communities, who may not be well-established or may not yet have strong links to service-providers and government agencies.  The group includes people with different experience and backgrounds including refugees, skilled migrants, students and community members.

Program Fees

FREE  (no fee payable by participants) 

Program Dates

TBA

Would you like to be on our mailing list for the 2018 NECLP Program?  Click here

Enquiries

If you have any questions about the program or application process please contact us on 03 9651 6590 or info@leadershipvictoria.org

 

Graduate comments:

“Since I graduated from NECLP, I have built a very strong network and very good connections with top leaders from other communities and their organisations. I have been empowered and more confident to empower the community, especially the most vulnerable and isolated community members, and support them to have a sense of belonging to the wider community.” SHABNAM DALIRI

“I would like to thank LV for all your excellent work in putting together such a high quality NECLP for new and emerging community leaders. It has helped me with the skills and confidence needed to take a forward stride in making a positive impact in my community” CONSTANTINE OSUCHUKWU, ST PAUL’S BAKERY HILL