The Committee for Gippsland manages and facilitates the Gippsland Community Leadership Program. Committee for Gippsland auspice the Gippsland Community Leadership Program. Nearly 600 leaders (alumni) across Gippsland have completed this program and many continue to actively contribute to the long-term sustainability of our region;
Established in 1996, the Gippsland Community Leadership Program is one of Australia’s longest running and most prestigious regional community leadership programs acting as a unique platform for the development and growth of existing and emerging leaders within the Gippsland region.
The Gippsland Community Leadership Program is about exposing Gippsland leaders to the history, present and future possibilities of Gippsland while enhancing participant’s skillsets, enabling them to return to their Gippsland community as better, willing and able leaders.
Over the past 20 years the Gippsland Community Leadership Program has a graduate base of over 500 diverse, talented and passionate community leaders. Notable graduates of the program have included Chairman of Ambulance Victoria and former Victoria Police Commissioner Ken Lay APM, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and many local government councillors over the years, together with Alan Wilson (CEO Quantum Support Services), Gary Gaffney (CEO East Gippsland Shire Council), Mick Murphy (CEO Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN) as well as many more community, business and government leaders.
The Gippsland Community Leadership Program seeks to promote growth in the social, environmental and economic future of Gippsland through:
- developing emerging leaders by creating a better understanding of the diversity of issues affecting Gippsland;
- influencing the future direction of the Gippsland region by creating the opportunity for the exchange of ideas and views amongst emerging leaders;
- providing a forum for communication and learning;
- inspiring a more effective contribution to the broader community from graduates of the program; and
- establishing and maintaining strong networks and relationships within graduates of the program.