Volunteer Leadership Program
Australia’s capacity to respond to disasters relies on emergency management volunteers. Today’s volunteer leaders must negotiate a maze of relationships, networks and expectations to lead effectively in the disaster environment. Leadership demands innovation, creativity, negotiation, improvisation and strategic vision. The Volunteer Leadership Program (VLP) enhances volunteer skills in leadership and organisational management. The program builds individual and organisational capability and promotes collaboration and innovation in our organisations. The VLP is designed to be accessible to volunteers.
To be considered for a place on a VLP course, applicants must complete and submit the application form before the due date, available via the link below. Applications for each course close six weeks before the start of the program.
Applications received before the due date will be assessed in consultation with members of the Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum (AEMVF). This process can take a number of weeks to finalise. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than two weeks prior to the start of the program.
|Location||Program dates||Application due date|
|Perth, WA||6-8 April 2018||CLOSED|
|Alice Springs, NT||11-13 May 2018||18 April 2018|
|Dubbo, NSW||29 June-1 July 2018||18 May 2018|
|Bairnsdale, VIC||27-29 July 2018||15 June 2018|
|Mackay, QLD||24-26 August 2018||13 July 2018|
|Port Augusta, SA||19-21 October 2018||7 September 2018|
|Albury, NSW||16-18 November 2018||5 October 2018|
|Burnie, TAS||7-9 December 2018||26 October 2018|
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