Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program // e news // September 2014

AVCLP September 2014

AVCLP Alumni Breakfast               
Cathy McGowan

You are invited to join with AVCLP alumni at a leadership breakfast with Cathy McGowan, AO, Federal Member for Indi on Friday 17th October.

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, 7.30-9.00 am
Cathy will reflect on her journey of leadership and, as a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and her long term association with AVCLP, will highlight the role of Community Leadership Programs in rural Australia. Cathy will also provide leadership insights on her first year in Federal Parliament.
Tickets $22 include breakfast. Booking details

AVCLP Leadership Lunch - Tim Costello 

The Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program invites you to a Leadership Luncheon with World Vision CEO, Tim Costello.


When:  Thursday 30th October, 12noon to 2pm

Where: Gateway Quality Hotel, Wangaratta

Cost:  $45 per head, $5 from each ticket sale will be donated to World Vision
A light lunch will be served.  Drinks at bar prices.
Booking details



Invitation to AVCLP AGM October 2014

All members of North East AgCare Group Incorporated, AVCLP alumni and supporters are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Inc. 
Wednesday 15th October 2014, 6pm
Wang Central, 15-17 Ely Street Wangaratta 
Further details

AVCLP Alumni features in e-book

One of our AVCLP alumni, Tammy Atkins, is featured in an e-book published by Victorian Regional Community Leadership Programs (VRCLP). Graduates from nine community leadership programs across regional Victoria have detailed their journey of leadership.
VRCLP e-book 

AVCLP - Program Days

Participants completing the annual AVCLP program are nearly one third through their course, and have already travelled to the extremities of our region, visiting Mansfield, Benalla and Corryong.

So far the group has completed an opening retreat, a skills development day, and program days studying the Regional Economy, Community Development, and Health and Wellbeing.

More extensive reports and a range of images from the Program Days can be found at our website. Keep visiting the website's 2014-15 Reports page for regular updates

ABARES Conference

AVCLP was pleased to support the ABARES (Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences) Wodonga conference held on the 18th September.  

Guest speakers tackled topics from climate change to the changing landscape of agricultural land and sustainable agriculture.
AVCLP board member, Chris Mirams, delivered  a very interesting presentation on the topic of resilience in farming, and an open forum at the end of the day, led by former ABC rural reporter Libby Price, was supported by AVCLP.

NECMA - North East Incentives Program now open

The North East Catchment Management Authority (NECMA) is offering a new approach to encourage more locally-led solutions to protection of rivers, woodlands and wetlands across the catchment.

NECMA is inviting people to submit an expression of interest for funding that will cover projects running across the entire catchment area, stretching from Omeo to Corryong and through to Bundalong.
Expressions of interest are open until 30 October 2014.
Further details

GOTAFE - Bachelor of Applied Management

What's Next for You?
The Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) is ideal if you are looking for career advancement with aspirations toward managerial roles or you are currently working at a managerial level and would like to consolidate and formalise your existing experience with a qualification.
The program covers the necessary practical planning, marketing, finance, project management and people skills to manage the complexities of a modern business and the strategic approach essential for developing and growing an organisation.

Further details

Save the Dates: 

AICD Board Member Training

12th and 13th February 2015

AVCLP, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, will be providing Governance Foundations for Not for Profit Directors training in Wangaratta in 2015. This course is designed for new and aspiring board members as well as current board members who wish to develop their skills.
For further information please contact Kim Scanlon, Executive Officer, AVCLP


Opportunity for AVCLP alumni to contribute to a regional organisation  - Parklands Albury Wodonga seeking new board members 

Parklands Albury Wodonga is a cross-border community organisation with a focus on connecting communities through involvement in all aspects of bush park management.
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact
Ant Packer, Community Ranger, Parklands Albury Wodonga on 02 6023 6714.


Wangaratta Relay for Life seeks new Chairperson

Cancer Council Victoria's Wangaratta Relay for Life is seeking a new chair to lead a dynamic team to run this unique fundraising event for 2015. 
AVCLP alumni are encouraged to consider this important community role. Expressions of interest - Barbara Thomas 
0419 889 804.


Regent Honeyeater  Project - new planting dates - this weekend 4th & 5th October
Further details

Regional Development Australia Conference 2014 

The Australian Regional Development Conference will be held in Albury on the 15th and 16th of October with 4 optional workshops on Friday 17th October

Further information and registration details


Churchill Trust Scholarships

Consider applying for a 2015 '50th Anniversary' Churchill Trust Scholarship.  Applications open 3rd November

Churchill Trust application details

Save the Date:

Wangaratta Women in Leadership Breakfast 

Friday 14 November

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre,  7am-9am
Guest speaker - Alana Johnson

Latrobe MBA 2015

Local students have enjoyed studying Latrobe University's world-class MBA during 2014, delivered face-to-face from Latrobe's Albury-Wodonga campus. Enrolments are currently being accepted for their 2015 intake. Register online