Hobsons Bay City Council - Cultivate Leadership

Cultivate Leadership

Cultivate Leadership

Women’s Community Leadership in Altona North and Brooklyn

Are you interested in community leadership?

Are you passionate about connection and community wellbeing in Altona North and Brooklyn? Be a part of Hobsons Bay’s Cultivate Leadership Program. 

Council is seeking expressions of interest from women who live, work or play in Altona North and Brooklyn, interested in building their capacity as local community leaders. This program is inclusive of trans and gender diverse women. 

Expressions of interest (EOI) close 6 November 2017, 5pm.

This FREE program involves and requires commitment to: 

  • an orientation and enrolment session on Thursday 30 November 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
  • three hour workshops each Monday night 6pm to 9pm from 12 February to 28 May 2018 (no sessions held during school holidays or on public holidays)
  • Graduation ceremony to be held on Monday 28 May 2018
  • four further weeks to develop and implement a community project/initiative
  • support to apply for community grants to implement project/initiative
  • eight units of the nationally accredited Certificate III of Community Services (CH32015) (remaining four can be attained at own cost)
  • childcare available and light catering provided 

Whether you are young, old or somewhere in-between, in places like school, work, home, in the community or online, we are always learning. To support your own learning and community leadership journey, this program will inspire and challenge you to identify how your strengths can contribute to the Altona North and Brooklyn communities The program will bring together people with a passion to make a difference, as well as key organisations, to invent new responses to the challenges and opportunities in our community. Hobsons Bay’s Cultivate Community Leadership Program explores what it means to be an effective leader. Drawing on your personal experiences, a range of dynamic guest speakers and a diverse group of peers in the room, you will examine the essentials of community leadership including values and motivation, change, strategy and communication, and the power of networking. 


Walker Close Community Centre

180 Millers Road, Altona North VIC 3025 

Session Times

12 sessions - one night per week Monday evenings 


12 February 2018 to 21 May 2018

Excludes school holidays (2 to 9 April 2018)

6.00pm start until 9.30pm finish 

Additional excursion to Council Meeting on a Tuesday in April 2018 

Graduation event

Monday 28 May 2018 

Program Enrolment

Thursday 30 November 2017 6.00pm to 8.00pm

  • All learning materials provided FREE
  • Professional Victoria Polytechnic (University) Facilitators
  • Light dinner and refreshments provided
  • Childcare available 

Interested? Get involved! 

Expressions of interest (EOI) close 6 November 2017, 5pm.

EOI forms are available at Walker Close Community Centre and Altona North Community library or download EOI form here(PDF, 388KB).  

Places are strictly limited.

Submit completed EOI forms via email or drop off locations below:

Email: commdev@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Drop off locations:

Altona North Community Library

Corner Millers and McArthurs Roads, Altona North 

Hobsons Bay City Council

115 Civic Parade, Altona 

Walker Close Community Centre

180 Millers Road, Altona North 

For further information contact Council’s Community Development Team on (03) 9932 1000 or commdev@ hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

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