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.

In 2020 our program will offer a range of sessions to deepen participant understanding of local government, running for council and building 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 October 2020.

Understanding Local Issues and Identifying your Values with Jane Price YRC
Thursday, 16 April 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm| via Zoom

Rules and Regulations with VLGA
Thursday, 21 May 2020 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm | via Zoom

Thinking on Your Feet and Being Media Savy with Lousie Mahler
Thursday, 18 June 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | via Zoom

“If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now…”
Thursday, 16 July 2020 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm | via Zoom

Advice from Women in Politics with Councillors from Dandenong and Belgrave electorates
Thursday, 20 August 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Venue/ Zoom to be confirmed

Check in- Making sure you are on track
Thursday, 17 September 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Venue/ Zoom to be confirmed

Election lead-up
Thursday,  15 October 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Venue/ Zoom to be confirmed

Thursday 19 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: