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BOARD READY PROGRAM
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The purpose of the Board Ready Program is to empower young leaders and encourage them to explore and develop their leadership skills. 

 

After participating in a co-design process to inform program delivery, it is envisaged participants of the

4-month program will be involved in a range of exciting life, civic and community experiences, providing them the platform to connect, contribute and grow as a leader in their community. 

 

Young leaders will participate in sessions introducing them to a range of environments to meet inspirational leaders and develop their leadership skill set.

 

The program aims for emerging young leaders to:

  • Focus on topics and objectives that align with their priorities for the region

  • Build their capacity as emerging leaders of our community

  • Connect with and learn from existing community leaders

  • Learnt the art of advocacy

  • Increase their exposure to key community challenges and opportunities in the region

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • The program will include approximately 10 sessions and run over the months of March, April, May & June 2023

  • Co-design process occurring early March

  • Program sessions will occur in venues/facilities across the Greater Shepparton area

  • Program aims to include a combination of face to face, online and immersives to gain access to local leaders, policy developers and change makers.

  • A safe environment for young people to development themselves as community leaders and to meet other young leaders

  • Opportunity to explore the major issues

  • Opportunity to contribute and link into local communities

 

Click here for the program flyer.

Click here for the program calendar. 

HOW TO NOMINATE / APPLY

To nominate an emerging young leader or self-nominate, the young person needs to email all relevant criteria below to info@gmcl.org.au:


1.    We would like to know more about you and why you're interested in the program AND we want you to deliver it in a way that best represents you! For example, this could be delivered through:

  • A video (up to 90 seconds)

  • A written response (approximately 300 words)

  • Artwork

  • A poem

  • Even a song

2.    We would like an insight into, 'What community leadership means to you?' Again, you have the choice to present this in whatever way you would like (see above examples)

 
3.    A resume (optional)

Nominations close Sunday 26th of February 2023.

This pilot program developed by '22 Fairley Fellows Lyn Cooper, Lacey Nicholson & Andrea Pogue

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ELIGIBILITY

 

Who can take the journey? Nominees need to:

  • Between 18-25 years old during the period Jan-June 2023

  • Be from the Greater Shepparton Local Government Area. Click here for list of towns eligible

  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing to the community and learning how to create positive change in the community

  • People from Aboriginal and ethnically diverse communities are encouraged to apply

If you would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact us at info@gmcl.org.au

WHO CAN NOMINATE A YOUNG LEADER

 

Support organisations including staff working directly with young people

 

Community and sporting groups including Presidents, coaches, coordinators, etc

Education including Principals, career advisors, well being staff,  year level coordinators , etc

Council including staff working directly with young people

Self nomination young people who are eligible to participate  

  • What is the Fairley Youth Leadership Program?
    Delivered in partnership with Greater Shepparton City Council and Goulburn Murray Community Leadership – the pilot program funded by VicHealth, provides emerging young leaders the opportunity to develop leadership skills, explore local community issues and determine how they can contribute positively in their local communities.
  • Who can participate?
    Nominees need to: ​ Be 18 - 25 years old during the period Jan-June 2023 Be from the Greater Shepparton Local Government Area. Click here for list of towns eligible. Demonstrate an interest in contributing to the community and learning how to create positive change in the community People from rural and isolated communities, disadvantaged backgrounds, Aboriginal and ethnically diverse communities are encouraged to apply.
  • Does my application or nomination guarantee me a place in the program?
    No. The program facilitator will review applications and may interview all nominees. After this process, the program facilitator will determine successful nominations. All nominees and nominators will be informed of the outcome during February 2023.
  • How much does the Program cost?
    The Fairley Youth Community Leadership Program is FREE.
  • Will it matter if I can't always attend?
    The Fairley Youth Community Leadership Program requires a strong commitment for the duration of the 5 months. In order to graduate from the Program, a minimum attendance rate of 80% of all sessions is required.
  • How do I apply?
    All applications must be submitted using the program application form by the closing deadline.
  • How long does the Program go for?
    The program will include approximately 10 sessions and run from February, March, April, May & June 2023.
  • Can my business get involved with sponsorship?
    Yes - there are sponsorship and program investment opportunities available. As this is a pilot project using VicHealth seed funding, we believe there will be opportunities for local businesses to financially support ongoing program implementation and sustainability. Please contact the GMCL Executive Officer, Nathan Bibby on 0427 515 969 or email eo@gmcl.org.au to discuss.
  • Where can I find out more information?
    Email info@gmcl.org.au or call Nathan Bibby on 0427 515 969 for more information.
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