15 February 2017 By LV

Constantine Oscuchukwa doesn’t lack leadership. He’s the Anglican priest at St Paul’s Bakery Hill Ballarat after all.

But Constantine sought mentorship through the New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program because he says leaders “never stop learning”. Specifically, he wanted to improve his business skills. 

Leadership Victoria paired him with local businessman Mike McCaw, a connection crucial to the establishment of the inspiring One Humanity Shower Bus project.

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The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program (NECLP) provides an outstanding opportunity for potential and current leaders across Victoria.

This free community program, funded by the Victorian Government, provides an outstanding opportunity for new and emerging leaders to build leadership skills and capacity, and contribute to community development. 

Held in Wodonga from May to August, for up to 30 participants, participants will:

Develop leadership skills and confidence Grow networks in government, business and community sectors Gain insights and leadership experiences from Community leaders Engage in a group community project Work with a mentor  Learn with a diverse group of people committed to making a difference

NECLP offers a rich development experience with long-lasting benefits for participants, mentors and the wider community.


Program Dates

Applications and Recruitment

April to 3 May, 2017

Program Launch

Tuesday 30 May, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Program Days

Fridays 3 June, 16 June, 28 July and 11 August, 9:30pm-3:30pmSaturdays 17 June, 29 July and 12 August, 9:30pm-3:30pm

Program Evenings

Thursdays 15 June and 27 July, 5:30-8:30pm

Program Graduation

Saturday 12 August, 4:30pm-6:30pm


To Apply

To apply for the Wondonga program click here.

Applications for the Wodonga program close Wednesday 3 May, with interviews early-May. 


Who can Apply

Applications welcome from migrants and refugees from new and emerging communities, who have demonstrated their commitment to community development.

Funding for childcare can be arranged by request.


Interested in being a Mentor?

Interested in supporting migrants and refugees in developing valuable connections and advice?  Apply via our Mentor Expression of Interest form

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