The aim of VoW’s The Journey Begins – Local Democracy in Action initiative is to offer information, learning opportunities and frameworks for thinking and planning through a series of workshops and forums that will give women the tools they need to engage with all stages of participating in local government in a confident and informed way.

The 2019 program offers a range of sessions that will deepen participant understanding of local government, running for council and build capacity in a range of skills that will support participants if they choose to campaign and/or are elected.
The workshops will explain how local government works, the role of a Councillor, and will inspire participants to support more women to run for council in 2020.

When

Please join us at as many of the workshops detailed below.

Launch and Celebration: Around the Council Chamber
Thursday, 21 March 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm @ Yarra Ranges Council Chambers Anderson St Lilydale

Session 1: Local Government with Troy Edwards YRC
Thursday, 11 April 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm @ Japara Living & Learning Centre Durham Rd Kilsyth

Session 2: Communicate with Confidence with Gus Seremetis Cire
Thursday, 16 May 2019 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm @ Chirnside Park Community Hub Kimberley Place Chirnside Park

Session 3: Operational Focus of Local Government with VLGA and YRC
Thursday, 20 June 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm @ Belgrave Community Hub Burwood Hwy Belgrave

Session 4: Leadership & Public Speaking with Eastern health and VoW
Thursday, 18 July 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm @ Healesville Hospital HECTR room 377 Maroondah Hwy Healesville

Session 5: Leadership – Assertion vs Aggression with Eastern Health and Vow
Thursday, 15 August 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm @ Japara Living & Learning Centre Durham Rd Kilsyth

Session 6: Community Engagement and Conflict resolution with VoW
Thursday, 19 September 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm @
Hillcrest Fire Station enter via Henry St Woori Yallock

Session 7; Self Care & Work Life balance with Gus Cire
Thursday, 17 October 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm @ Chirnside park Community Hub Kimberley Place Chirnside Park

Session 8: Planning your 2020 campaign with the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA)
Thursday 21 November 2019 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm @ Chirnside Park Community Hub Kimberley Place Chirnside Park

These are free events however for catering purposes please register your interest by emailing:   contactus@voicesofwomen.org.au