Nillumbik L.E.A.D Program 2019

A skills program for emerging leaders

Learn new leadership skills

Engage with community

Apply new skills, connections and knowledge

Develop a small place shaping project 

The 2019 inaugural L.E.A.D Program is jointly funded by the Victorian Government’s ‘2009 Commemoration and Community development Grants program’ and Nillumbik Shire Council. 

12 emerging leaders with connections to Rural Nillumbik (live, work, volunteer or play) have been selected to participate in the program which will run from March to May 2019. The program will start with a ‘meet and greet’ session followed by a series of Leadership sessions and will end with a Graduation where participants will have the opportunity to share their learnings and program successes. 

Each participant will start a small scale (under $2,000) place shaping project as part of the program and be supported by a program Coach from Council who support and encourage participants to achieve their project goals. Place shaping projects are initiatives or events which make public places better.

Program Outcomes

The program aims to :

  1. Build the personal leadership skills and knowledge of participants
  2. Build participants' ability to lead and inspire others
  3. Increase the size and quality of participants' community connections

As a result, it is expected that participants, as emerging leaders, will have

  • Greater confidence to take on leadership responsibilities
  • A higher level of self-awareness
  • The ability to initiate and enable change in your community

The LEAD Program Team

Program Facilitator

Kathryn Jenkins has been appointed as the program facilitator. Kathryn is highly experienced and Masters qualified learning and development professional, with a 30 year career in the secondary education, corporate and community services sectors. Kathryn has a rich and diverse background and combines her educational skills with her passion for the community and building resilient leaders by program managing the Rivers and Ranges Community Leadership Program.  Kathryn also designs and facilitates community training sessions, and leads community panels and forums for various city and regional councils.  As an experienced Manager, Coach and Facilitator, Kathryn’s philosophy is participatory leadership and encourages input and collaboration from teams and community groups to achieve shared outcomes.