Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

    Leadership Alumni - keeping community leaders connected

    14/01/2005 9:00 AM

    People who have participated in leadership development programs are invited to join forces in forming the first State-wide Leadership Alumni.

    Local Government and Regional Development Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich urged leadership program graduates to continue to share their experiences.

    “This is a wonderful opportunity for people who have been involved with leadership initiatives to share their knowledge and experiences so Western Australia remains at the forefront of community leadership development,” Ms Ravlich said.

    “The alumni plans to keep community leaders involved and informed about developments and opportunities in community leadership, through newsletters, online activities and events.

    “It will keep community leaders abreast of leadership initiatives and programs across the State.”

    The Department of Local Government and Regional Development and the Network of Support Program at the Institute of Regional Development, (IRD) UWA are jointly developing the alumni.

    Interested people are invited to provide their contact details to the department for inclusion on an Alumni database either by email to mbeer@dlgrd.wa.gov.au or post to: Leadership Alumni, GPO Box R1250, Perth, WA 6844.

    Ms Ravlich said the Labor Government’s four balanced Budgets in four years had enabled substantial support for community leadership through a $1million WA leadership program, which included:
    • Building and Empowering Sustainable Communities Fund, which provides up to $5,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis for community-based leadership development projects;
    • Leadership Western Australia - an experiential program for leaders in the 30-40s age group, with a focus on networking and skill development;
    • Indigenous Leadership Fund - grants to Aboriginal communities for leadership initiatives;
    • Young Indigenous Local Government Scholarships - funding local governments to provide 12-month scholarships in youth or community development roles; and
    • Kimberley Making Connections Program - a regionally based leadership program which connects indigenous communities and their service providers.
    “These programs provide exceptional opportunities for participants to exchange ideas, build support networks and share in a constructive learning experience,” the Minister said.

    For more information contact the Department of Local Government and Regional Development on 9217 1500 or visit the leadership website at http://www.dlgrd.wa.gov.au/regionDev/communityLead.asp

    Minister's Office - 9213 6500