2019 - Launched new member portal and website as Regional Leadership
2019 - Victorian Regional Community Leadership Programs commenced trading as Regional Leadership
2018 - Peter Walsh MP announces four more years of funding under an elected Liberals National Government with a boost of $1.5m to $9.5m so we can continue giving local people the skills they need to drive positive change in their community
2018 - Held our 5th Combined Program Day in Melbourne with over 160 participants from across Victoria in attendance
2018 - Welcomed new state-wide partner Gallagher for all your insurance and risk management advice
2018 - Developed bi-partisan support for State Government funding in lead up to November elections
2018 - $28.3m voluntary activity each year across our alumni (survey or alumni conducted in August)
2018 - Thriving Leadership for Thriving Communities Public Summit delivered in Ballarat
2017 - Our collective alumni now exceed 3,500
2017 - Won a national leadership award at the Australia Regional Development Conference Innovation Awards
2017 - Semi-finalist Victorian Regional Achievers Awards
2017 - Embracing Intergenerational Leadership Public Summit delivered in Geelong
2017 - The Hugh Williamson Foundation provide a new three-year grant for all ten member programs providing scholarship opportunities and community s to be delivered in smaller rural and regional towns
2017 - Welcomed Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) as a partner
2016 - We have had in excess of 30 scholarships awarded and delivered more than 20 community projects thanks to the generous support of the Hugh Williamson Foundation
2016 - Implemented state-wide Integrated Management System
2016 - Developed and launched state-wide outcomes measurement framework
2016 - Our Unique Value Proposition was published
2016 - Delivered out first public leadership summit in Bendigo called Innovative, Collaborative, Responsive COMMUNITIES
2015 - Formally recognised as a charity with ACNC
2015 - Our GROW campaign was launched to attract corporate partnerships
2015 - We celebrated 10 years of support from the Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation, who have been providing up to ten scholarships per annum for people in the dairy industry to participate in one of five programs including Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program, Fairley Leadership (Goulburn Murray), Gippsland Community Leadership Program, Leadership Great South Coast and Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program. To date we have had over 60 people connected with the dairy industry graduate from our programs.
2015 - VRCLP established the Denis Tricks Young Regional Leader Scholarship, named after the inaugural chair of the Williamson Foundation. The scholarship provides a place for one young person aged between 21-30 to participate in one of our ten member programs.
2015 - Shortlisted for a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the U.S.
2015 - Our Leadership programs have been recognised for their excellence in program delivery through the attainment of many business and community awards.
2014 - bi-partisan support for a further 4 years funding secured in lead up to 2014 election
2014 - Held our 1st Combined Program Day in Melbourne
2013 - The Hugh Williamson Foundation provide a three-year grant for all ten member programs providing scholarship opportunities and community project seed funding based around the environment and/or the arts. As of 2016 we have had in excess of 30 scholarships awarded and delivered more than 20 community projects.
2013 - In partnership with Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) donation accounts were established for all 10 programs where tax deductible donations can be made by individuals and organisations