What Is Community Leadership?
Community is not driven by position, but by a powerful passion to bring a vision to life. Leaership is a set of actions and behaviours more than it is a philosophy. Anyone who is willing to put in the time can learn these skills.
Leadership in the community is less about inspiring your followers, and more about the hard work of finding and following that thread of a great idea together to create lasting change. That means we find the same values, get to know our team inside and out, and clearly communicate the vision so that the outcome seems almost obvious.
All of this happens within the dynamic push and pull of a community. We navigate the broader social, political, economic, and cultural forces to drive lasting change.
The Four Pillars
We organize the Leadership Victoria Community Development Program into four pillars of community leadership:
Know and Manage Self
Lead Through Influence
Navigate Community Systems
Make Things Happen
We work these four pillars through our Community Leadership Competencies Framework.
Our Approach to Learning
We teach through active engagement:
You are actively involved and choose your leadership development goals
You receive guidance from mentors and coaches
We know you already know many leadership principles, and will learn from you
We expect you to bring your past knowledge, opinions, and experiences to the program
We make each goal clear, so you see how it relates to you directly
We believe real life practice combined with theory; our Community Action Projects make things happen
Find out more about the Community Leadership Development Program, and start your community leadership journey today!