Casuarina Leadership Program

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Applications for this program are now closed.  Congratulations to the 28 successful applicants.  

The Casuarina Community Leadership Program works with budding community leaders to develop their unique knowledge, skills, care and connections enable them to work collaboratively with their communities to develop a community project or social enterprise.

The program provides emerging leaders with the opportunity to:

  • Progress a change they want to make in their community

  • Learn  more about leadership and working with others in their community 

  • Meet other people across the Surf Coast who are aiming to make change in their community

  • Get experience working with local government, and

  • Build your knowledge and understanding of First Nations culture

    Program Dates

The program will run between February to June 2021. A summary of the remaining dates and topics is as follows:

Session  Date Time Topics Covered Location
 9  Saturday 1st May 2021  10.00am - 4.30pm  Diversity, inclusion and cultural safety  KMCC - Face to Face
 10  Thursday 6th May 2021  6.30pm - 9.00pm  Project planning - Codesign2  Online
 11  Saturday 29th May 2021  10.00am - 1.00pm  Project planning - Subject matter experts invited   KMCC - Face to Face
 12  Saturday 5th June 2021  10.00am - 4.30pm  Project pitch and Co-Lab  KMCC - Face to Face

Please note

  • This is a draft program outline, so some aspects of the program may change, especially due to changing COVID19 restrictions

  • Participants should note that project work will be required outside of these session times

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Live, work, study or volunteer in the Surf Coast Shire

  • Be 18 years or older* , and

  • Commit to attend at least eighty percent of the program sessions. (link to table above)

If you are under 18 years of age and are interested in applying for the Casuarina Community Leadership Program, please contact Terri Hannan on the contact details listed at the bottom of this web page.

Participant applications will be assessed by a panel against the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated passion for driving community change and improvement. (35%)

  • Desired learning outcomes align to the program. (30%)

  • Diversity - Surf Coast Shire Council aims to ensure there is a diverse range of participants on the program, hence the applicant’s location, gender, cultural heritage, age, lived experience of disability and area of interest (such as social, cultural and environment) will be considered. (35%)

The Casuarina Community Leadership program is free for successful applicants

For more information

For more information please contact:

Terri Hannan 


Call: 03 5261 0666 or  0407 829 308 

Casuarina Community Leadership Program is proudly bought to you by

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