Leaders for Geelong Program

 For information regarding the Leaders for Geelong program and scholarships, please contact
Leadership Portfolio Administrator – Tayyaba Saad
M    +61 447 407 941  T   03 5227 8223, or via email,

The Leaders for Geelong program is providing our city-region with inspired and well connected visionaries, who are better prepared to lead their own organisations and the wider community.

Leaders for Geelong (LfG) is a 12-month program that develops personal leadership capacity through a unique learning experience, designed to address the current social, economic, and environmental issues of importance to the Geelong city-region. Now in its 17th year, the program is designed to build regional leadership capacity to shape a better future for our region. This is a community leadership program and is different from mainstream leadership programs. 

Participants are challenged and inspired by renowned leaders and subject matter experts, undertake ‘behind the scenes’ tours, discuss case studies and participate in a range of other activities. The program also sees participants working in teams on a community based project of regional significance.

In 2022, the Leaders for Geelong program will be offered as a blended learning format. Online and face-to-face learning will occur with elements of assessment, leadership coaching and experiential learning and support.

Please contact Leadership Portfolio Adminstrator, Tayyaba Saad
lfg-admin@committeeforgeelong.com.au for further information regarding scholarships.

The transformation of Geelong calls for a new  generation of business and community leaders with the skills, knowledge and networks to guide our growing region innovatively and sustainably into the future.

Participants have the opportunity to


Challenge personal values, beliefs and ideas


Increase confidence and self-awareness


Access the wisdom and experience of renowned leaders and subject matter experts


Understand the details regarding issues of strategic importance to the Geelong region


Develop leadership capacity and individual strengths


Earn recognition from the Deakin University Business School towards an MBA program


Be part of a lifelong team and network


The Leaders for Geelong program is a member of the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program, which is a collaboration of ten regional community leadership programs across Victoria. For information, visit https://rla.org.au/

Testimonials below from 2021-22 Leaders for Geelong Program Participants

Click here for further information on the 2022 Leaders for Geelong Program

Do you want to become a Leaders for Geelong Program Partner?

"You never stop learning if you want to be a good leader" - Brian Cook (CEO, Geelong Cats)

Becoming a Leadership Programs Partner would offer your organisation the opportunity to:

  • Support community resilience and connectedness.
  • Help nurture the next generation of the region’s leaders.
  • Enhance business, client and community networks.
  • Raise your organisation’s brand awareness within the Geelong region.
  • Connect with over 500 alumni from the next generation of the region’s leaders
Click here to download the information pack

Leaders for Geelong Project Concepts for 2022 - Call for Expressions of Interest

Each year, Leaders for Geelong participants work on a community-based project of regional significance. Project teams comprise of approximately five to six leaders’ participants with various backgrounds and experiences and they provide strategic, planning and project development support to the project champion.


We are seeking expressions of interest from not-for-profit organisations who require assistance from a project team on a project that will be able to deliver real, tangible results for your organisation. Applications are due Monday 31st January 2022.


Click Here to download the application form

Committee For Geelong

Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus     Level 2 Sally Walker Building
(entrance off Cunningham Street)
Geelong, Victoria, 3220

PO BOX 1418

+61 3 5227 8075

9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

The Committee for Geelong acknowledges the Wadawurrung People as the Traditional Owners of the lands, waters, seas and skies on which we operate.  We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.  We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander people as Australia’s First Nations people.