City of Wodonga


Youth Leadership Program

Now in its ninth year, the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) focuses on leadership development through skills sessions, guest speakers, training opportunities, creating an individual development plan for each participant, one-on-one mentoring, community projects, developing new networks and support from the program co-ordinator.

Program objectives

The program aims to provide opportunities to further develop the leadership skills of participants, focusing particularly on areas such as:

  • Decision-making;
  • Leading others;
  • Conflict resolution;
  • Communicating effectively;
  • Influencing others;
  • Influencing change;
  • Project management;
  • Displaying initiative; and
  • Building relationships with community leaders, community members and other professionals.

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The Youth Leadership Program is six months of structured individual and group learning opportunities.

As the group may include people actively involved in employment, training or education, participation will occur outside of business hours and in the participant’s own time. The program will require a time commitment of approximately eight hours per fortnight, which must be considered before applying.

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As part of Wodonga Council’s commitment to the development of young people, all reasonable costs associated with the Youth Leadership Program will be covered for participants.

This will include:

  • Costs associated with the opening retreat (accommodation, transport, food, activities and guest speakers);
  • Mid-program trip to Melbourne (transport, accommodation, speakers and some meals);
  • Program meetings (venue and food);
  • The graduation (venue, food and guest speakers); and
  • Any relevant training offered throughout the program will be free or subsidised.

For more information, please contact youth services officer Anthony Nicholson on (02) 6022 9300 or email

Last updated: 27-11-2017

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