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Activate Leadership Program


Since 2006 the Committee for Geelong (CfG) has delivered leadership programs to support Geelong's transformation into a world-class place by developing the capacity and influence of regional leaders. In addition to the Leaders for Geelong program, the CfG is now offering a foundational leadership program. The Activate Leadership Program (Activate) encourages the exploration and development of leadership potential for personal, professional and community benefit. Theoretical knowledge, experiential learning and practical insights have application to both organisational and community roles, and provide a solid foundation for ongoing personal and professional development.

What is Activate?

Activate is an eight week program for emerging leaders to explore the foundations of leadership and gain confidence, knowledge, skills and strategies to lift their leadership capacity and contribution for personal, professional and community benefit. Participants develop strategic understanding of the challenges facing the Geelong region and have access to a broad range of information, speakers and physical spaces. Participants will be inspired, challenged and supported throughout the program, as they identify their strengths and learn how they can best leverage them for leadership impact.

Who should apply?
  • High potential team members (paid and unpaid staff) who may not have had access to formal leadership development opportunities
  • Active community members (in paid or unpaid roles) who want to develop their leadership capacity and increase connections with other sectors in the region.
  • Team members who demonstrate leadership capacity but may not be in leadership roles
  • Emerging or recently appointed team leaders, managers and supervisors
  • Team members with decision-making responsibilities with limited experience in leading people


Download the Activate Flyer for more information


Download the Activate Application Form


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