Gippsland Community Leadership Program


The Committee for Gippsland manages and facilitates the Gippsland Community Leadership Program.

Established in 1996, the Gippsland Community Leadership Program is one of Australia’s longest running and most prestigious regional community leadership programs acting as a unique platform for the development and growth of existing and emerging leaders within the Gippsland region.

The Gippsland Community Leadership Program is about exposing Gippsland leaders to the history, present and future possibilities of Gippsland while enhancing participant’s skillsets, enabling them to return to their Gippsland community as better, willing and able leaders.

Over the past 20 years the Gippsland Community Leadership Program has a graduate base of over 600 diverse, talented and passionate community leaders. Notable graduates of the program have included Chairman of Ambulance Victoria and former Victoria Police Commissioner Ken Lay APM, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and many local government councillors over the years, together with Alan Wilson (CEO Quantum Support Services), Gary Gaffney (CEO East Gippsland Shire Council), Mick Murphy (CEO Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN) as well as many more community, business and government leaders.


Growing Gippsland’s Leaders

Hear from sponsors and past graduates as they reflect on what their involvement in the Gippsland Community Leadership Program has done for them personally, for their career and for their workplace.

Dean Sutton GCLP alumni - Gippsland Community Leadership Program

“The participants are so diverse, from the age of 18 and beyond, everybody is at a different stage in their journey and everybody has something to contribute.

Don’t tell yourself you are too young, too old, not experienced enough, too experienced, you will teach somebody something in the program and somebody will teach you.

If you are still reading this you should be applying, you’re perfect.”

Listen to Dean’s Regional Leadership Podcast…