Want to be a Leader in Geelong, for Geelong?

Then this is the leadership program for you!

Leaders for Geelong is a 12-month community leadership program designed to support emerging leaders throughout the Geelong region.

In 2024 the Program will commence in January and run through to early December.

Now in its eighteenth year, the program helps to develop individual leadership capacity, connections and awareness of the Geelong region, with the goal of creating leaders who can support our region’s diverse future professional and community needs.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of participants from the Geelong region.

This application form is the first step in the process: should your initial application be successful you will progress to interview stage in November and then final approval by December 2023.

What to expect from the 2024 Leaders for Geelong Program:

A 12-month dynamic program delivered with a unique blend of live, online and action-learning experiences.

Participants will hear from a range of leadership experts, including some of Geelong’s best-known and respected leaders.

Unique learning experiences designed to address the current social, economic, and environmental issues of importance to the Geelong region.

Participation in the delivery of a group Community-based Project; working closely with a community organisation to contribute to positive outcomes in Geelong.

Developing powerful connections with fellow participants, from a diverse range of fields and backgrounds, as well as deepening connections with networks throughout the Geelong region.

Exposure to a variety of best practice leadership from the community, private and government sectors.

Enhancement of Leadership capability, personal insight and leadership vision.

Earning recognition towards a relevant MBA and Graduate Certificate of Management Programs from Deakin University.

Participants will be encouraged to act beyond the program, becoming an enduring network of over 500 graduates, making Geelong a better place.

The Leaders for Geelong Program welcomes a diversity of applicants from all ages and backgrounds.

2024 Pricing

​$8,700 + GST for Corporate and Government participants

$6,400 + GST for small not-for-profits and self-funded participants.

Limited scholarships are available for eligible participants.

These fees do not include the cost of return flights to Canberra, which participants or their employer/sponsoring organisation will need to purchase.

 For more information or questions on the 2024 Leaders for Geelong Program, please contact Community Leadership Manager Karen MacAdie

0447 407 941 / lfg-admin@committeeforgeelong.com.au