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Women Leading Locally

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Application Deadline: 28 June 2022
About Opportunity

This program is an initiative of the Victorian Government delivered by the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) in partnership with Women for Election.

Eligibility Requirements

Program design and delivery is informed by input from a specially convened reference group comprising women from diverse backgrounds who understand the barriers placed before many women aspiring to public office.

On completion of the program, participants will be awarded a ‘Women Leading Locally – Community Leader Fellowship’, a new designation accredited by the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). Those who complete the eight compulsory fellowship units will also receive an ICDA ‘Certificate in Community Leadership and Governance (Local Government)’.

The program is designed to inspire, equip and sustain women to become – and remain -successful local representatives for their communities.

Fellows from the 2022 and 2023 cohorts will be encouraged to form a strong alumni, offering mutual friendship and support and supported to keep up the pace all the way to the 2024 local government elections.

Application Procedure

This is the application form for the 2022 Women Leading Locally Fellowship program, an initiative of the Victorian Government delivered by the Institute of Community Directors Australia (an Our Community enterprise) in partnership with Women for Election.  

Sixty fellowships will be offered in 2022. 

The purpose of the fellowship is to assist women to stand for election in the 30 priority local government areas in October 2024. 

Applications open at 9am AEST on Thursday 12 May 2022 and close at 5pm AEST on Tuesday 28 June 2022. No extensions will be granted. 

The form will take you approximately 1 – 2 hours to fill in.  

If you experience any issues accessing or competing the application form, please contact the ICDA team by emailing service@ourcommunity.com.au or calling 03 9320 6800. 

More information about the fellowship, including Frequently Asked Questions and terms and conditions, can be found here: https://communitydirectors.com.au/training/fellowship-faq-page.  

Official Website: Women Leading Locally

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