Leading Australian Resilient Communities

Delivered by Leadership WA, in collaboration with the  Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and the Regional Australia Institute, the LARC Program involves place-based Future Forums, webinars, data and insights, as well as 5-day intensive Leadership Programs followed by a final Future Forum. In 2022 and 2023, we are pleased to deliver the Future Forums and Intensive Leadership Programs in the Mid-West Coastal and Goldfields-Esperance regions of WA. This initiative is fully funded by the Australian Government.

Register for a Future Forum

We’re pleased to welcome registrations for the Future Forums. Please select your preferred region below and follow the link to register.

Date: Monday 7 November
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre

Registrations are now closed.

Date: Wednesday 9 November
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Esperance Civic Centre

Registrations are now closed.

Date: Tuesday 29 November
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Batavia Coast Conference Centre

Register

 

Date: Tuesday 14 February
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Mingenew Recreation Centre

Register

Registrations close Tuesday 31 January.  

Date: Wednesday 15 February
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Yuna Multipurpose Community Centre

Register

Registrations close Wednesday 1 February.  

Intensive Leadership Programs

Applications are now open for the Intensive Leadership Programs, held in Kalgoorlie and Geraldton. We welcome applications from all community members above the age of 18, who are passionate about the future outcomes of their region.

Kalgoorlie

Experience 1
22 February 2023
Experience 2
23 February 2023
Experience 3
24 February 2023
Experience 4
24 May 2023
Experience 5
25 May 2023
Final Future Forum
26 May 2023

Geraldton

Experience 1
22 March 2023
Experience 2
23 March 2023
Experience 3
24 March 2023
Experience 4
5 July 2023
Experience 5
6 July 2023
Final Future Forum
7 July 2023

How can I participate?

Future Forums

These one-day Future Forums will bring in the latest economic and social data compiled by the Regional Australia Institute, and will use scenario planning to discuss the opportunities and future hopes for your region,  while also developing skills for resilient and adaptive leadership. Highly interactive group discussions will see you bring your local insights into collective thinking and ideas for future development. You will also be given leadership tools and frameworks to apply in your work and community.

Click here to learn more about the Future Forums.

Intensive Leadership Programs

The Intensive Leadership Programs are held in Kalgoorlie and Geraldton, and will provide space for 26 diverse participants from each region to develop, improve and strengthen local leadership. This Program is a residential experience, you will attend two sessions of three days each over 3-months. Being involved will see you build practical skills to contribute to regional resilience, explore leadership and the ways in which your community can continue to come together to respond to both challenges and opportunities, as well as deepen connections and grow networks of support.

Underpinned with local context, the Intensive Leadership Program includes exploration of resilient leadership to suit the needs of your community.

Local Projects

As part of the Intensive Leadership Program, you will put forward a local project in the first session which will positively impact the region. The Project may require up to 10 hours of collaborative group work over the three month period of the Program. The goal of the project is to create enduring impact.

What does it involve?

Everyone is a leader, be it running a farm, family, business, charity, volunteer group, team or just your daily lives and everyone has a role to play in contributing to strong and resilient communities. All locals over 18 years of age are encouraged to apply, including current and emerging leaders, women, young people, CALD, First Nations members and people with disability.

Future Forums

The Future Forums welcome all community members over the age of 18.

Leading Australian Resilient Communities Leadership Program

The Leadership Program in each region is designed for community members who are future focused, passionate about contributing to meaningful regional change, and, who enjoy working in close consultation with other empowered community members committed to the long-term development outcomes.

How do I apply?

To register for a Future Forum, please select your region at the top of this page and follow the link. Click the button below to begin your application for the Intensive Leadership Programs.

Are there any fees?

This Program is funded by the Australian Government as part of the Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative. There isnofee to participate. 

Thank you to the City of Greater Geraldton, Our Gems WA and Tourism Western Australia for the imagery of the Midwest Coastal and Kalgoorlie-Goldfields regions, included within this page, our print materials and digital adverts. 

Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
Regional Australia Institute

I'd like to know more

If you would like to register for the Leading Australian Resilient Communities Future Forums, please select your region to the left of this form and follow the link. If you would like to express your interest for the intensive leadership Programs, please complete the Expression of Interest form below or contact us by phone on (08) 6381 6700. We look forward to assisting you.