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Leadership Programs

Since 2006 the Committee for Geelong (CfG) has delivered leadership programs to support Geelong's transformation into a world-class place by developing the capacity and influence of regional leaders. 


The CfG's leadership programs develop capable, knowledgeable and connected leaders from across business, government and the community. Participants expand their personal leadership skills, increase their knowledge about the challenges and opportunities shaping the region, and gain insights into diverse sectors and industries. Most importantly, they take action to make a difference beyond the programs and become part of an enduring and rewarding network.


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The Leaders Alumni is made up of more than 300 graduates from all CfG programs including Leaders for Geelong, Barwon Community Leaders, Activate and Leading, Educating and Advocating for People with a Disability (LEAD) Barwon.

The large number of Alumni demonstrates the value of the investment made in leadership development over the past decade, as these graduates become passionate advocates for our region, who are better prepared, connected and committed, to play an active role in community life.

The vision outlined by Dr Jim Cousins AO, CfG's Chairperson with the inaugural Leaders for Geelong graduating group still applies:

… (the) program will deliver Geelong a strong and committed alumni of emerging leaders that will go a long way to ensuring our future is strong and vibrant…


As Geelong transforms the CfG remains confident that its leadership program graduates will become part of the courageous group of people ready to lead our region to excellence and prosperity.

For more information about the leadership programs please contact Committee for Geelong on 5227 8075.

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