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.


2017 program locations and dates    
Location Date Applications close
Cairns, QLD 17-19 November  6 October 2017 
Hobart, TAS  8-10 December  27 October 2017 
2018 program locations and dates     
Perth, WA  April  To be advised 
Alice Springs, NT  May  To be advised  
Mackay, QLD  June  To be advised  
Bairnsdale, VIC  July  To be advised  
Burnie, TAS August To be advised 
Port Augusta, SA October To be advised 
Albury, NSW November To be advised 
Dubbo, NSW December To be advised 

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