Alpine leaders visit Myrtleford
GAINING KNOWLEDGE: Members of this year’s Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program were in Myrtleford recently as part of their fortnightly visits to local towns.
COMMUNITY leaders from across the region met in Myrtleford last month as part of the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program (AVCLP).
The AVCLP is one of 10 funded community leadership initiatives in Victoria that each year selects a diverse group of up to 25 aspiring leaders to embark on a 10-month intensive experiential learning program.
The group is made up of people from across the region including the Alpine Shire, Mansfield, Corryong and the Border.
The selected members tour the whole North East learning about the priorities and economic drivers of each town and how they can contribute to or implement positive change for their communities.
As part of their fortnightly visits of each township, the leaders last week had a skills day sponsored by Parks Victoria at the Ablett Pavilion in Myrtleford.
AVCLP program co-ordinator Karlie Langdon said the session which featured a guest speaker focussed on fundamental leadership skills such as social media, networking, public speaking and time management.
“Our members develop personal leadership skills, a broad knowledge of the region and a large network of management level contacts,” Ms Langdon said.
For more information about the program visit avclp.org.au.