Regenerate Snowy Valleys

Building community resilience through leadership in the Snowy Valleys. Regenerate Snowy Valleys is a free 8-day residential leadership development program for people from the Snowy Valleys aged 25 and over.


Living in the Snowy Valleys and 25 years or older.


8-days (7 nights) in 2 sessions over 8 months


Thanks to our program partners and government funding, this program is free. You should note that you will be required to cover travel and personal expenses for the course of the program.

Delivery mode & venue

Delivered face-to-face in a residential program setting within the local region. The program includes twin-share accommodation & meals.


Session 1: 5-8 September 2022
Session 2: 28 November - 1 December 2022


Application period 6 June to 25 July 2022.

Designed to expose you to a culture of self-sufficiency and helpful behaviour

The key to transforming communities into vibrant and sustainable places that we call home for generations to come is empowering our leaders. We do this by creating opportunities for a diverse group of people to get together and find solutions rather than deferring to an authority for them.

This program is for anyone living and contributing to the Snowy Valleys community. Whether it is through volunteering, being a member of a culture, faith or sporting group, running a local business, being on a school parent committee or sitting on a local management committee. 

What you’ll take away from the Regenerate Snowy Valleys

Learn how to identify your community’s capacity to cope with disasters.
Build a network of resilient leaders to respond to future adverse events.
Understand the critical role leadership plays in this process.
Learn how to practise leadership to achieve outcomes for your region.


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 the distractions that come with everyday life. Thus, 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.

This project is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments under the Bushfire Economic Recovery Fund.  It is supported by Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative. 

Regional leadership programs benefit not just 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 networks 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 1,700 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. 

Call our local community contact Kate Howarth on 0447 006 913

Are you someone who is keen to understand how leadership is required when connecting with others and building networks? Are you future-focused and committed to the region?
Do you have an interest in supporting Snowy Valleys socially and economically and exploring how to have a positive impact? Are you able to see what holds your community back and what can propel it forward?
Are you a collaborator who welcomes the chance to work across political, cultural, social and economic differences and bring all perspectives to the surface? Do you feel open to experimenting, being challenged and taking risks? Are you open to learning about yourself and others? Do you want to work with others to get things done?
If you answered an enthusiastic “yes!” to even one of these questions, then this program is right for you.

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