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

AVCLP eNewsletter        May 2014

AVCLP Leading Change Forum

AVCLP's recent successful Leading Change Forum, held at Wodonga's Performing Arts Centre, provided a series of Masterclass level workshops, followed by a leadership dinner in the evening. 

120 participants attended the keynote presentation from Bega Cheese Executive Chairman, Barry Irvin. Barry’s address was followed by a series of workshops, facilitated by outstanding leaders from across Victoria.  

Guest speaker for the leadership dinner was Australian Cricket legend and founder of the McGrath Foundation, Glenn McGrath. Glenn delivered an entertaining address to 100 community members and the dinner raised nearly $4,000 for the McGrath Foundation and the Fight for Cancer Foundation.

AVCLP Graduation Dinner 2014

The Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program Board invite you to attend the Graduation dinner for the 2013-14 AVCLP graduates.

Thursday 22nd May
6.00pm - for 6.30pm start
The Gateway Quality Hotel, Ryley Street, Wangaratta
Guest speaker: Ella Hooper

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Please RSVP to The Centre by 16th May.

AVCLP Applications now open

If you are interested in applying, or know someone in your community who would benefit from participating in the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program, please download an information kit for the 2014/15 program at 

AVCLP Conflict Identification and Resolution Workshop  - Mansfield
AVCLP, in conjunction with the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (Department of Justice) and Mansfield Shire, is pleased to offer the following FREE workshop for volunteer, not for profit groups and committees.    Read more....

Monday 2 June, 6pm - 8.30pm
MACE, High Street, Mansfield
For workshop bookings please contact Anne Shaw

LaTrobe MBA offer to Community Leadership Alumni

Graduates of Community Leadership programs have spent time developing the skills and knowledge to become more effective leaders.

To further assist capacity building in our regional communities La Trobe Business School is partnering with AVCLP to offer one unit of credit (valued at $3750) to Community Leadership alumni, who meet the entry requirements, wanting to undertake an MBA with La Trobe. 
An information evening will be held in Wodonga at 5.30pm, Tuesday 20 May.       LaTrobe MBA offer

For enquiries call Helen Nuttall (03) 5444 7711 or email

'Frog Bog'

The construction of a 'Frog Bog' is currently taking place in Beechworth and will introduce many bugs into the ecosystem as well as provide an outdoor learning space for the community. The project was made possible with funding from the Hugh Williamson Foundation and a joint effort from the North East CMA, St Josephs Primary School and the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program.    Read more....

Victorian Regional Community Leadership Programs Scholarship Fund

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) recently announced this scholarship fund which will support and foster the next generation of Australian leaders. The fund will provide scholarships to all ten Community Leadership Programs across regional Victoria, including AVCLP.

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Wangaratta Community Leaders Dinner - 15 May

Chief Commissioner Ken Lay is the guest speaker at this event hosted by Appin Park Rotary Club of Wangaratta
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Professional Development Opportunity - Understanding Financial Statements and Spreadsheets

Tuesday 20 May 10am-12 noon
TAFEspace 158 Lawrence St Wodonga
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ABARES (Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics and Science)
2014 Rural Outlook Conference
18 September 2014

Regional Development Australia: The Conference 2014
15-16 October
The Commercial Club, Albury