ABCD is an approach to community engagement and development that focuses on a community’s abilities and potential. Discovering our communities strengths is a powerful and productive way to address problems and realise their goals.
Increasingly, ABCD has been more widely adopted as an effective strategy for helping to create strong and inclusive communities.
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Rivers and Ranges Community Leadership Program (RRCLP)
is a Not for Profit organisation governed by a seven member Interim Board and auspiced by Mitchell Community Resources and Advocacy Group (MCRAG). The program is Victoria’s newest Community Leadership Program, filling the gap for the municipalities of Mitchell, Murrindindi, Nillumbik, Whittlesea andYarra Ranges.
With a total area of 10,128 sq. kilometres and a population of
nearly 450,000 people the area offers great opportunities for
leadership. RRCLP delivers an annual program and other
leadership activities such as dinners, training and forums.
The organisation showcases, enhances
and builds on other leadership groups
and activities within the region.
The Program – Be Part of it
Modeled on other successful Victorian programs including Leadership Victoria and Fairley Leadership the program takes a group of 24 diverse participants through a ten-month learning experience that can only be described as “transformational.” It gives participants exposure and connections to community, state and federal leaders.
Taking leaders on a journey of personal discovery, the program is comprised of a series of program days, field trips, study tours, retreats, workshops and discussions. The program is based on the principles of community capacity and resilience building which underpins the ability of the region to pool their resources and assets to respond to crisis and adapt to pressures. Leaders within a region are a vital resource to set priorities, and draw others together in the development of solutions and their implementation.
RRCLP’s vision is “developing leadership to build resilient, connected and thriving communities.” Graduates are expected to commit to ongoing community leadership and service, and are rewarded with the support of other Alumni into the future.
The program receives support through community organisations, foundations and business in the region.