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Strong, vibrant and sustainable communities need great leaders and contributors.

We develop emerging leaders for vibrant and sustainable rural and regional communities. We bring established leaders together, to collaborate, pool resources and increase impact.

We profile rural and regional leaders influencing positive change in their communities.

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We Develop Leaders

LEAD Loddon Murray hosts three intensive leadership programs each year: Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program, Leading Excellence Maryborough and LOUD Leadership Retreats. We run a series of short courses and retreats for emerging leaders, including Power to the People and can tailor leadership development experiences for your team.

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We Build Capacity

LEAD Loddon Murray partners with our clients in business, government and the community sector to deliver services enriched by our unique grassroots engagement in communities across the region.  With 480 Graduates living in the Loddon Murray region, our brand and partnership approach is well respected and understood. Our core team based in the Bendigo office design facilitation, leadership development and community engagement services for clients, delivered by our staff and LEAD Collective of trusted Associates.

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We Facilitate Conversations 

We live in times of constant change. Community leaders have an important role to play in facilitating conversations, often with an entire community, around contentious issues which will lead to change. We can all relate to a time when our local community faced a decision which ruffled feathers. Conversations around how we manage natural resources, planning, community engagement, social and economic issues. How we manage our relationship with our environment.

Is your community is in the midst of a challenging conversation where the stakes are high? We can help. Our team of trusted, experienced facilitators are expert in navigating high emotion, passion and the desire to be heard. We are skilled at amplifying the voices of those who stand back. We can help your community to have a respectful, challenging conversation and arrive at an outcome.

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Connectedness is one of the central domains of community leadership. LEAD Loddon Murray facilitates two networks, our Regional Leaders Network for Graduates of LEAD Programs and the Central Victorian Rural Women’s Network.

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Community Stories

Providing a range of low-cost community development services to not-for-profit and community organisations that align with our vision and mission of empowering and inspiring leadership for vibrant and sustainable rural and regional communities.

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