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Rural City of Wangaratta Community Leadership Program
AVCLP is currently delivering a series of Community Leadership Programs for the Rural City of Wangaratta. The aim of the programs is to provide community members with skills, networks and knowledge to step up and take on community Committee of Management and Board roles, and even explore the possibility of standing for Council.

Enrolments can still be made for the May Program. Contact Ms. Zoe Giglio via find out more.

Annual Program
Applications are now open for the 2016-2017 AVCLP. Click on the Apply Now button on this page to be sent an information package.

Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program

Rural Australia needs strong leadership in order to develop thriving, connected and resilient communities.

Since 1998 the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program (AVCLP) has inspired and assisted 300 people to develop their leadership skills, knowledge of the region, and their network of senior management contacts.

AVCLP encourages and develops leaders across North East Victoria and Border regions that have the capacity to build and contribute to their communities and industry sectors. AVCLP drives community leadership at a local level and helps create opportunity across the region by strengthening leadership capacity across all industry sectors.

Each year a diverse group of up to 24 current and aspiring community and industry leaders complete the highly regarded 10 month intensive experiential learning program. The Program takes them across the region and beyond to experience first-hand “best practice” in the factors that contribute to sustainable communities, the innovative projects that are being implemented in our region, and the individuals that drive them.

Our graduates can be found working in a diverse range of roles, including as Councillors, Board members, and industry leaders. They serve on Government Advisory bodies, sporting, school and community group committees, and they are active in other important organisations such as Landcare, the CFA and SES.


"AVCLP has inspired me to become more involved in my community and motivated me to be the best person I can be."

Joanne Maples AVCLP 2013

"The AVCLP Program was a powerfully cathartic experience that has developed me into an empowered, inspired individual who now seeks to understand others just as much as being understood myself."

Angela Harders AVCLP 2013

"The AVCLP Program has opened my mind, fuelled my curiosity and inspired me to become an active member of my community."

Elisha Barry AVCLP 2014

"The diversity of each group is what makes this leadership Program such a rewarding experience, and more importantly why it provides such a bright future for our region."

Anthony Wilson AVCLP 2014

"The Program has reinforced the need to be positive, enthusiastic, motivated and passionate about what you do, and to keep striving to achieve your dreams."

Brendan White AVCLP 2014

Applications now open for the AVCLP Annual Program

Do you have a passion for your community and want to make a difference?
Are you looking for a unique professional development opportunity?
Would you like to be connected to the leaders that drive positive change in this region?

The Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program is now recruiting for its 2016-2017 Annual Program. Click on the Apply Now button on this page, fill in the form and we will send you application forms and all the information that you need to place an application in this well regarded and sought-after program.

Applications close on 14th June.

Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program AVCLP is a member of the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program Association. This is a collaboration of 10 Regional Community Leadership Programs that operate across Victoria. For information about other Programs please visit

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