Thursday, 06 May 2021

New partnership to help upskill current and future community leaders

A new partnership is enabling the City to deliver free training to current and emerging culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) community leaders so they can better assist their local community into the future.
The training program, Community Innovators, Volunteers and Leaders, focusses on developing leadership and community management skills and includes 12 workshops covering topics such as networking, community project design, grant applications opportunities and writing, event management, and finance management.
The program is being delivered as part of a new partnership between the City and the Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS), with additional support from the Department of Home Affairs, City of Vincent and City of Stirling.
City locals from CaLD backgrounds are eligible to attend, including those who were born in Australia but whose parents are from CaLD backgrounds.
Mayor Penny Taylor said the City was proud to be able to offer this opportunity to its community.
“This is a unique training program designed to upskill our current and future community leaders so they can be empowered and encouraged to help drive positive change,” she said.
“This training will help make a real difference, allowing more people in our community to be active and engaged. Supporting those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is important.”
Workshops will be held on alternate Saturday mornings starting 15 May, with each lasting approximately four hours; they will be delivered at various inner-city locations in English but interpreting services are available and support can be provided for those with vision or hearing impairments.
This is a free program; lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Participants will be awarded a certificate of graduation on completion of the program.
To find out more or book your spot, contact the City’s Community Development team at or 9237 9327.
As there is a high demand for this course and limited places, you are highly encouraged to express your interest as soon as possible.
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