Women’s Leadership Program

In 2020 and 2021, Debby Maziarz will be facilitating the Making Our Mark Women’s Leadership Program in Moonee Valley bringing together women who want to work on game-changing social change projects.

The 12-week program is action-based and tailored to each participants’ unique area of interest. It builds on the individuals’ passion for social change and the curriculum is applied to real life projects and problems. Self-care and increasing emotional health and wellbeing is at the core of the program – embedded in the facilitation style, the design of the learning environment and curriculum content. Special care is given to co-creating a safe and supportive environment that enables participants to work from where they are at right now.

Over 12 weeks, participants will build their leadership, communication and teamwork skills in a supportive environment whilst designing game changing projects.

Expressions of interest are now open until January 22 at the Moonee Valley City Council website to participate in the program commencing in February 2021.

The program aims to:

  • Resource women of Moonee Valley with the confidence and skills to advocate for change and develop ideas for community projects
  • Provide a space for connection and support amongst local women who are passionate about social change and their community

The expectations and requirements of participants are to:

  • Have or identify a project idea or challenge to explore and work on throughout the program
  • Be available to participate in the program over 12 weeks commencing in February 2021. Weekly sessions will occur on Tuesdays from 10am – 1pm in Flemington.
  • Be available to attend networking and launch events
  • Show politeness and respect for other participants views and opinions.
  • Adhere to the program’s Confidentiality and Disclosure Agreement, as well as treating information with sensitivity.

Participants can expect to:

  • Build on individual passions and apply skills to real life projects
  • Gain the tools and confidence to become change-makers in the community
  • Improve leadership, communication and advocacy skills
  • Connect with like-minded women, build social and professional networks and contribute to community

Our definition of women and female includes any person who identifies as trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who identify as women in a way that’s significant to them.

Apply online here by 22 January 2021.

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Moonee Valley City Council contracted Debby Maziarz Productions to undertake a scoping exercise to inform the future direction of Council’s women’s leadership activities.

Download the scoping document here.

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