Regenerate Shoalhaven Leadership Program

Are you involved in the not-for-profit space in the Shoalhaven and Jervis Bay regions? The Regenerate Shoalhaven leadership program connects not-for-profits across the region, giving you essential skills to collaborate and help your communities become resilient to and recover from natural disasters.


People above 18 years living in the Shoalhaven or Jervis Bay region and involved in or working with the not-for-profit sector, including volunteers.


8 days in 2 sessions


Thanks to our partners and government funding, 24 places on this program are free. You should note that you will be required to cover travel and personal expenses.

Delivery mode & venue

This program is delivered face-to-face in a residential setting. Accommodation is included.


Session 1: 27-30 August 2023
Session 2: 14-17 November 2023


Applications open: 9 March -18 June 2023

Leadership to support resilience and recovery

Regenerate Shoalhaven  is a leadership program to support recovery and resilience after the 2019/20 bushfires. It aligns with the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience’s focus on achieving community resilience through collective and shared responsibility and empowering individuals and communities to create change. It does this by strengthening connections across the not-for-profit sector, building leadership capacity and cooperation between organisations and communities.


Selfie of Christine McInerney - Regenerate Shoalhaven leadership program community champion

What you’ll take away from Regenerate Shoalhaven leadership program

Grow your self-awareness

Good leaders know themselves. Explore your values, behaviours and inherent skills. You'll get to know your strengths and weaknesses in a supportive environment.

Work on your communication skills

Do you struggle having difficult conversations? Have a hard time listening? Learn to communicate with empathy and have meaningful conversations with anyone.

A trusted local network

Your fellow participants might not see things exactly the same way as you, but they're just as passionate about making the Shoalhaven region thrive. You'll build strong ongoing relationships with people from all over your region.

Co-design and facilitation skills

Getting teams, organisations and communities to agree on a shared outcome can be a difficult task. We'll support you with tools and strategies to help you facilitate and co-design social change with stakeholders.

Challenge leadership stereotypes

Do you wonder how to get people to follow? Explore what leadership away from hierarchy looks like, get to know your leadership style and find out how to lead teams, communities and organisations to achieve shared goals.

Build your leadership toolkit

Find out what values-based leadership looks like. Join more than 2,000 of our alumni across the country in sharing our trusted leadership values and behaviours contributing positive change in their communities and rural, regional and remote Australia as a whole.

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Frequently asked questions

Have a question that we haven’t answered below? Get in touch with our friendly team. We’re happy to help.

You must attend all sessions in order to graduate from the program. Our programs are designed to build your awareness and experience throughout the sessions. Experiential learning is one of the most engaging and deep methods of learning. Wrapping up your learnings and reflection is crucial for a positive learning experience. If you don’t intend to commit, this program may not be right for you.

Of course, we will do our best to make sure you don’t miss out should unforeseen circumstances stop you from attending. Please reach out if you’d like to discuss concerns with our program team.

For more information view our Participant Attendance Policy.

Residential programs are designed to create more time for networking and building social connections through evening activities. Also, being away from home and the habitual place of work, takes away those distractions that come with everyday life. This way, you can fully immerse yourself into the learning experience.

Aside from some travel and personal expenses to, from and during sessions, the program is free to attend thanks to our program partners.

Regional leadership programs don’t just benefit individual participants. They also benefit the cohort and the entire community. 

At an individual level, you invest in yourself to develop the skills, mindset and network to understand and influence uncertainty and create vibrant communities for generations to come.

You grow your networks within and outside of your community, by joining the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s national network. That is more than 2,000 people working for the greater good of their communities. 

The community will gain a group of courageous and influential people with the skills to gather support from within the community and their new network to put the plan into action. 

Delivered in partnership with

This program is part of the Investing in Rural Community Futures – Shoalhaven Extension grant funded by the Australian Government. We’re delivering it on behalf of the grant recipient, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

Want to help the Shoalhaven region thrive?

Become part of a network of grassroots leaders with an open heart and mind. Support collaboration in the local not-for-profit sector and help Shoalhaven and Jervis Bay communities recover and thrive now and in the future.

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Selfie of Monique Carlson Regenerate Shoalhaven leadership program community champion.

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