2018 Program

Northern Mallee Leaders is one of ten regional community leadership programs operating across Victoria to develop leaders for vibrant and sustainable communities. Servicing north-west Victoria, Northern Mallee Leaders includes the communities of the Mildura region, Wentworth Shire, Robinvale, Ouyen and the Mallee Track. It is an annual program (February to November) which aims to develop the skills, knowledge, confidence and networks of participants to prepare and support them in active community and industry leadership roles. The Northern Mallee Leadership Program (NMLP) is tailored to meet the specific needs of the Northern Mallee region with participants being exposed to an experiential learning program that reflects the needs of the region.

Proposed Dates and Locations

Indicative – Program dates and themes for 2018 are as follows (subject to change):

*** Links to program day pages will be made available after their corresponding dates.

*Thursday February 82018 Program LaunchAfternoon/
*Friday February 23
(evening), Saturday 24 & Sunday 25
Opening Retreat Weekend2 Days/
2 Nights
Lake Cullulleraine***
Wednesday March 7Community Development1 Day/
Red Cliffs***
Tuesday March 20Arts and Culture1 Day/
1 Dinner
Wednesday April 18Media/Communication1 DayMildura***
Tuesday May 1Regional Economy and Tourism1 DayWentworth***
Wednesday May 23Vision of the Region DinnerDinnerMildura***
*Sunday June 17–
Wednesday June 20
Metropolitan Communities/State Issues/Social Justice4 Days/
3 Nights
Melbourne *****
Tuesday July 17Health and Well Being1 DayMildura***
Thursday July 26Business Network EventKey EventMildura***
Thursday August 2Youth in our Communities/Education1 Day/
*Sunday August 19 –
Thursday August 23**
Understanding our Political Landscape/National Issues5 Days/
4 Nights
Thursday August 30International Leadership1 DayMerbein***
Thursday September 20Governance/Justice1 DayMildura***
Sunday October 6 &
Monday October 7
Food, Water and the Environment2 days/
1 night
*Saturday October 20
and Sunday October 21
Final Retreat Weekend2 Days/
1 Night
*Thursday November 82018 Graduation CeremonyEveningMildura***
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Notes: Shading denotes overnight stays. * indicates compulsory activities.

** TBC subject to confirmation of parliamentary sitting days

OPTIONAL – VRCLP COMBINED PROGRAM DAY (Melbourne) – Tuesday 18th September – tbc

Total of 23 program days plus Launch, three key events, a session with Mildura Rural City Council and Council meeting and VRCLP Combined Program Day (optional).