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Since 2006, more than 80 different employers in the region have nominated participants for the Leaders for Geelong program with more than half of these nominating participants more than once.

Participants, employers, community and partners all benefit from the Leaders for Geelong program.

Applications for the LfG 2018-19 intake is now open. Please fill out the form below and return by Thursday the 5th of October.



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Participants benefit because the program;

  • Develops personal leadership potential
  • Challenges ideas, beliefs and values, and increases self awareness
  • Develops powerful connections with fellow participants from a diverse range of fields and backgrounds
  • Gives entry to the Leaders Alumni on graduation
  • Awards two un-specified credit points towards relevant Masters program from Deakin University's Business School


Employers benefit because the program;

  • Enhances the skills, knowledge and self awareness of employees
  • Exposes participants to the wisdom, vision and insights of outstanding leaders
  • Develops important links between community groups and industry organisations
  • Provides an unrivalled means of promoting the profile of the employer/organisation
  • Broadens understanding of important regional, national and global issues 
  • Provides on-going access to a network of business and professional contacts


The Geelong Community benefits because the program;

  • Develops and supports a new generation of passionate, motivated and committed leaders
  • Builds leadership capacity that can be leveraged across the community
  • Contributes to the economic and social infrastructure of the region
  • Develops a think tank of ideas and community development projects
  • Creates a highly skilled and engaged alumni who contribute to the greater community good


Applying for the Program

Participants are chosen on merit and overall fit. The success of the program depends on the diversity of the participants, with balance achieved by ensuring there is representation from differing sectors and communities across the region.

Participation in the Leaders for Geelong program requires a significant time commitment over two years. Therefore, full support from the applicant's organisation is highly recommended.

To express your interest in applying for the next program, please fill in the below form and email it to



The fee for the two-year program is $6000 (plus GST) payable upon acceptance into the program. Fees may be paid by the individual or their employer. 

Individuals or organisations with financial or economic barriers should not be discouraged from applying. To discuss individual circumstances in confidence or any other queries please contact Janelle Meyes on 0407 838 653.


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