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Barwon Community Leaders

The Barwon Community Leadership Program (BCLP) was funded by the Victorian Government, together with generous support from local partners.

The program worked with up to 20 participants who were connected to disadvantaged or marginalised communities, either through paid work, volunteering, studies or as a resident. The one year program was designed to support and develop leaders in Geelong's socially and economically challenged communities. It achieved this by increasing participant's understanding of and exposure to issues and opportunities in the Geelong region, while also creating and strengthening networks that support the work with their communities.

The BCLP ran once a year from 2011 until 2014. Throughout the program, participants heard from a range of expert speakers and thinkers. They has the opportunity to develop leadership skills through regular training, exchanging ideas and working together in teams on community projects. See the full list of BCLP projects here.

Nearly 70 graduates of the program now form part of the 300 leadership alumni. A group of highly skilled and community minded people, many of whom are very highly active in community issues and organisations. See our Skills Bank page for more details.

For more information on the BCLP please contact Rosemary White on 5227 8293.  

BCLP GradBCLP 2014 participants at their graduation ceremony