Myrtleford Times

Developing community leaders

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THOSE prepared to stand with their communitie­s when disaster strikes are encouraged to consider a new leadership training course delivered by the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Inc.

The course seeks to develop leaders who will be available to north east Victoria communitie­s in times of need, such as the 2019-20 bushfires and supporting climate change adaptation.

The eight-day program is supported by North East Catchment Management Authority (NECMA), through funding from the Australian Government’s National

Landcare Program and the Victorian Government, in partnershi­p with Central Hume Primary Care Partnershi­p and the Gardiner Foundation.

Regional Agricultur­al Landcare facilitato­r with NECMA, Lachlan Campbell, said those prepared to stand with their communitie­s when disaster strikes should consider this course.

“They will have the opportunit­y to learn from some of the best climate modellers to understand the changes expected in the weather patterns in North East Victoria, as well as what these changes might mean for their community, agricultur­al business and environmen­t,” he said.

Alpine Valleys Community Leadership executive officer, Jacqui Bramwell, said training will be delivered by experts who will guide participan­ts through an experienti­al program focused on leading their community through change.

Ms Bramwell said the program will be delivered over seven months from June 2021 at $100 per person and registrati­ons closes May 21.

More informatio­n on the program is available at www. avclp.org.au/programsan­d-courses/dr-climatecha­ngeprogram/.

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