2018 New & Emerging Communities Leadership Program - Gippsland

Funded by the Victorian Government, this program is offered free for up to 30 leaders from new and emerging communities within Gippsland.

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 New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program (NECLP) have arrived to Australia from over thirty different countries, and all are committed to making a difference in new communities (for example 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 will I learn?

  • Build your leadership skills, capacity and confidence 
  • Grow your knowledge of and 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. Migrants and refugees with current leadership experience, particularly in civic and organisational leadership, or with leadership potential, are invited to apply. Leadership Victoria is seeking emerging and experienced leaders with a passion for contribution to the community. People born in Australia are not eligible for this program.

How to apply

Applications for the Gippsland (Latrobe Valley) NECLP are now open. Click here to apply.

Program fees

Free (no fee payable by participants)

Program Session Date (2018)
Launch Wednesday 18 April
Day 1 Saturday 28 April
Evening 1 Thursday 3 May
Day 2 Saturday 12 May
Day 3 Saturday 19 May
Evening 2 Friday 1 June
Day 4 Saturday 2 June
Day 5 Saturday 23 June
Day 6 Saturday 14 June
Day 7 and graduation     Saturday 21 July


All sessions will be held in Morwell. all of the sessions, with the exception of one (to be confirmed), will be held at:

Latrobe City Council
Room: Nambur Wariga
Level 1, 141 Commercial Road
Morwell VIC 3840


If you have any questions about the program or application process please contact us on 03 9651 6590 or