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AlburyCity Leadership and Resilience Scholarship

This scholarship will cover the completion of two micro-subjects from the Graduate certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience, Building Community Resilience and Leading Change

Overview

Building resilient communities that can survive, recover and thrive in times of disruption has never been more important. We continue to be challenged by significant events – from drought and flood to bushfires and COVID-19. Communities need passionate, capable leaders who can develop strong connections and drive positive change.

Albury City Council is partnering with Charles Sturt University to offer local community members and groups a first-of-its-kind scholarship opportunity.

The Albury City Leadership and Resilience Scholarship will enable recipients to undertake two micro-credentials through Charles Sturt University in 2022.

This initiative boosts the council’s commitment to drive capacity, leadership and growth in the region by supporting residents – particularly those involved in the community – to broaden their knowledge and increase their skills.

If you’re a current or emerging community leader, this is your opportunity to make an impact – on your career, your organisation and your community!

Subjects

Leading Change
7 March 2022
Approximately 40 hours
Building Community Resilience
27 June 2022
Approximately 40 hours
Gain an introduction to the integrated approach to management of the change process, including the determination of strategic change requirements and opportunities. You'll have the opportunity to develop, implement and evaluate various change management strategies. This subject introduces students to the range of community processes and their implications for community resilience. It investigates and evaluates ways in which innovative and inclusive approaches to supporting and building community resilience can be implemented and considers implications for students’ professional practice.

Study

  • Approximately 40 hours per subject.
  • This includes online learning and a two-day face-to-face workshop.
  • Though these subjects are at a tertiary level, no prior study is required.

As Australia’s most experienced online uni, we know what it takes to study online and will provide all the support and guidance you’ll need to succeed.

The workshop offers a valuable opportunity to interact and network with peers while being guided by your subject coordinator.

Who should apply?

This scholarship is ideal if you:

  • work in a community related organisation
  • are involved in community groups and activities
  • want to gain knowledge and skills to have impact in your community
  • work closely with the community in a service capacity, including human services, health, disability or education
  • are a volunteer
  • are an emerging leader (including youth)
  • are an emergency service worker
  • work in a small or medium enterprise or are an entrepreneur.

To participate you must reside in the Albury City LGA and provide supporting documentation, such as a utility bill. You’ll also be considered if you live outside the LGA but work in Albury or live outside the LGA but are involved in a community group that is based in Albury. In both cases, supporting documentation must be provided.

How to apply

Applications open on 15 November 2021 and close on 14 February 2022. Charles Sturt will advise you of the outcome on 16 February 2022.

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Further information

For more information, please contact engagealburywodonga@csu.edu.au.

Further study

Completion of these two micro-credentials earns you credit (4pts) towards the Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience (32pts). To find out more about opportunities to develop your skill set, particularly focused on building community, relationships and capable leaders, explore micro-credentials at Charles Sturt.

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