2019 Program Calendar

The Northern Mallee Leaders Program (NMLP) develops capable, confident, knowledgeable and connected leaders for community organisations, businesses and industry sectors. Participants develop their personal leadership capability in order to step up to the challenges of leading in a dynamic regional location.

Proposed Dates and Locations

Proposed Program dates and themes for 2019 are as follows:

Thursday 7th FebruaryHalf-Day/
2019 Program LaunchMildura ***
Friday 15th February
(evening) - Sunday 17th
2 Days/
2 Nights
Opening Retreat WeekendLake Cullulleraine***
Thursday 7th March1 DayUnderstanding the Northern MalleeMildura***
Wednesday 27th March1 DayCommunity Development & AdvocacyRed Cliffs ***
Thursday 11th April1 Day & DinnerArts & CultureMildura***
Tuesday 16th April1 Half-DayCommunity Project PlanningMildura***
Thursday 2nd May1 DayMedia & CommunicationMildura***
Tuesday 21st May1 DayRegional Economy, Tourism and InnovationMerbein***
Thursday 23rd MayDinnerVision of the Region Dinner***
Thursday 6th June1 DayGovernance & JusticeMildura***
Sunday 16th June -
Wednesday 19th June
4 Days/3 NightsMelbourne Study TripMelbourne***
Thursday 11th July1 DayHealth & WellbeingMildura***
Wednesday 24th July1 Half-DayMRCC Session & Council MeetingMildura***
Thursday 1st August1 Half-DayBusiness Networking EventMildura***
Tuesday 20th August1 DayYouth & EducationMildura***
Sunday 8th September -
Thursday 12th September
5 Days/4 NightsCanberra Study TripCanberra***
Sunday 13th October -
Monday 14th October
2 Days/1 NightFood, Water & EnvironmentRobinvale***
Saturday 26th October -
Sunday 27th October
2 Days/1 NightClosing Retreat WeekendOuyen***
Friday 15th NovemberEvening2019 Graduation CeremonyMildura***

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There are a total of 25 Program Days (made up of 23 full days and 4 half day sessions), two dinners and a graduation ceremony. The areas shaded in orange and teal are compulsory activities. Participants must attend all compulsory activities and 80% of the remaining program days in order to graduate.

STUDY TRIPS – Each year, the dates of the Melbourne and Canberra Study Trips (orange) are dependent on the confirmation of Parliamentary Sitting Dates, thereby making them both trips subject to change. Due to the 2019 Federal Election, it is highly likely that the Canberra Study Trip dates will change. As such, we have not scheduled any other program days during September and request that applicants attempt to keep each week in September (Sunday-Thursday) as clear as possible. If you have planned a special event during the year (e.g. a wedding) you will need to let us know during the interview process to enable us to plan how this could be accommodated.

There may be a number of optional activities such as the VRCLP Combined Program Day (Melbourne) that will be available for participants to attend and dates will be provided as advised.