Emerging Community Leaders Program Scholarships

Emerging Community Leaders Program Scholarships

Emerging Community Leaders brings together the next generation of leaders in Tasmania’s community sector, and equips them with the capability to positively contribute as a leader in this sector. The program focuses on leading self, leading others, leading community and leading for lasting impact.

Emerging Community Leaders supports up to 24 participants a year with a focus on increasing their skills in governance, finance, leadership, management, communication, and project management. There is an emphasis on experiential learning and being able to apply skills immediately in the form of projects benefiting participants’ workplaces and the community.

The way in which this program is delivered aims to develop participants in an engaging, innovative and future focused way. The content, presenters, workshops and activities included in the delivery of this program are practical, creative, unique and deeply engaging. Participants are encouraged to understand that everyone’s journey through the program is different, and leadership is innately personal.

Emerging Community Leaders is delivered primarily through a combination of face-to-face sessions, and the supported delivery of a community based project to provide the opportunity to apply and extend learnings.

The program is open to all Tasmanians and we are particularly keen to see diversity across the participant group. There is no maximum age requirement for the program but participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Participant commitments and pre-requisites

Participants must

  • already have involvement in their local community – through their individual activities or their involvement with not-for-profits
  • have a strong understanding of their community and the issues it faces
  • be committed to supporting community outcomes in their community or in other areas across Tasmania
  • be committed to developing their leadership skills
  • be committed to participating fully in the program and to attending all four residentials
  • be committed to delivering a community project and to providing details of this project at a project presentation
  • be willing to make a $250 contribution to enable their participation in the program and have the financial capability to participate in each of the residentials (participants will be responsible for covering all transport costs* to and from each of the residentials and for covering the cost of any accommodation at the second, third and fourth residentials and the cost of meals outside session times).
      *Assistance with transport may be available for residents of Flinders, King and any other of Tasmania’s offshore islands.

For further information including dates, application timeline and processes please visit https://www.emergingcommunityleaders.org/the_program