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leading Australian Resilient Communities

New South Wales & victoria – Rivers to Plains

New South Wales – Northern Rivers

Queensland – Wide Bay Burnett & Charters Towers to Reef

Northern Territory – Southern Region

Program details

Regional Australian communities are no strangers to the complex work of transition and innovation when disruption and new opportunities are presented. Leading Australian Resilient Communities (LARC) is about supporting your community to meet challenges and collectively drive the positive changes you want to see through a combination of leadership development activities.

Future Forums – Register by region

Part discussion, part workshop, the Future Forum is where your journey to the Leading Australia’s Resilient Communities Program (LARC) begins.

Join like-minded community members for a focused and deep conversation on how regions can experience tough challenges and emerge even more resilient as a result. 

Anyone who is passionate about your community is welcome and places are limited so be quick to book your spot. 

Wagga Wagga, Greater Hume Shire, Lockhart, Federation, Murrumbidgee, Berrigan, Albury, Wodonga, Moira, Indigo, Wangaratta, Benalla, Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie 

Date: 30 August 2022

Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Venue: Commercial Club Albury

Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Tweed, Rous

Date: 19 September 2022

Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Venue: Ballina Byron Islander Resort

Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook, Townsville,

Date: 21 September 2022

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: The Ville Resort-Casino
Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville

Bundaberg, North Burnett, South Burnett, Cherbourg, Gympie, Fraser Coast

Date: 16 February 2023

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: The Waves Sports Club,

1 Miller St, Norville QLD 4670, Australia

Alice Springs, MacDonnell and Central Desert

Date: 1st March 2023

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Venue: Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA), Desert Knowledge Precinct, 475 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs  

Leadership Workshops – Apply by region

The LARC 5-day leadership program is about building a network of leaders to collectively drive the positive changes you want to see.

Participants will find the program to be a powerful and immersive learning journey built around self-awareness, working in teams and community and taking action for the greater good.

Anyone who is passionate about their community is welcome and places are limited so be quick to book your spot. 

Wagga Wagga, Greater Hume Shire, Lockhart, Federation, Murrumbidgee, Berrigan, Albury, Wodonga, Moira, Indigo, Wangaratta, Benalla, Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie 

Session 1: 10-12 October 2022, The Sebel Yarrawonga

Session 2: 8-9 February 2023

Future Forum 2 & Graduation: 10 February 2023

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Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Tweed, Rous

Session 1: 26-28 October 2022

Session 2: 20-21 February 2023

Future Forum 2 & Graduation: 22 February 2023

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Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook, Townsville,

Session 1: 22-24 November 2022

Session 2: 28-29 March 2023

Future Forum 2 & Graduation: 30 March 2023

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Bundaberg, North Burnett, South Burnett, Cherbourg, Gympie, Fraser Coast

Session 1: 1-3 March 2023

Session 2: 26-27 August 2023

Future Forum 2 & Graduation: 28 August 2023

Alice Springs, MacDonnell and Central Desert

Session 1: 18-20 April

Session 2: 13-15 June

Future Forum 2 & Graduation: TBC

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Get in touch.

LARC is delivered as part of the Australian Government’s Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative (Pilot) grant.

It responds to the need for leadership development in regional Australian communities to create more equitable experiences of social and economic wellbeing. The program connects community leaders from across the country and develops more of local from all backgrounds of regional Australian communities.

The networks and initiatives ought to have long-term positive impact for your region and all of regional Australia.

  • Three future forums for 50 to 80 people from your region.
  • A five-day leadership program for 24 to 26 people from your region.
  • Practical and useable research, workshopped to enable ongoing practical action in your region.
  • Access to national thinkers on critical issues via tailored webinars.
  • Ongoing real-world initiatives championed by you and fellow participants, and group coaching to support implementation.
  • An empowered and connected network of diverse leaders ready to support and drive your region’s and regional Australia’s development.
  • Solutions to challenges and opportunities via informed and consultative initiatives.
  • Cross-pollination from initiatives delivered in other regions.
  • A scholarship investment in your personal and professional development.
  • A fully immersive leadership experience giving you the time and space to examine what resources and development you need to be more effective as a leader.
  • Coaching to meet challenges unique to your role and sector.
  • Entry to a powerful national network of leaders and organisations working together for the greater good of rural, regional and remote communities.
  • Access to leadership experts and comprehensive data and new insights into your region.

Your participation is covered by a scholarship provided by the collaborating organisations. You will only need to fund travel to and from program venues.

LARC is delivered as part of the Australian Government’s Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative (Pilot) grant.