Applications for the 2021 Leaders for Geelong Program are now open

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 15-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 16th year, 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 2021-22, 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.

This year, there are 4 scholarships available:

Hugh Williamson Scholarship
Committee for Geelong Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Scholarship
YWiLD Scholarship
Agriculture Victoria Scholarship

Please contact Leadership Portfolio Business Coordinator Vicki Strachan, for more information about scholarships, on 5227 8075 or

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 program fee is $6, 700+gst. For enquiries on recruitment intake, please contact Vicki Strachan, on 5227 8075 or

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

We thank the below organisations for their continued support

Committee For Geelong

Level 1 Sally Walker Building,
1 Gheringhap Street,
Geelong, Victoria, 3220

+61 3 5227 8075

9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

The Committee for Geelong acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's First Nations people and the Traditional Custodians of the land and waterways. We pay our respects to the local Wadawurrung people of this land, their Elders past, present and emerging.