Local Government Victoria has developed a Local Government Listen, Learn and Lead Gender Equity Program in consultation with members of the Ministerial Women’s Roundtable.

The Local Government Listen, Learn and Lead Gender Equity Program for Victorian councils is modelled on the successful Champions of Change program. It includes the themes of stepping up as leaders, creating accountability, disrupting the status quo, and dismantling barriers to greater gender equity.

The 13 week program supports councils in advancing gender equity and diversity in their organisation by facilitating rich discussions between Chief Executive Officers and council staff on the subject of gender equity. The aim of the program is to identify and implement strategies and actions to improve outcomes for women in leadership positions in council by: encouraging a deeper level of insight into the barriers to gender equality that need to be tackled within council organisations; informing the development or enhancement of council’s gender equity actions; and sharing insights and identifying opportunities for sector-wide action where combining efforts will lead to greater impact.

Program Guide

Listen, Learn and Lead Gender Equity Program Guide (DOCX, 8.6 MB)
Listen, Learn and Lead Gender Equity Program Guide (PDF, 4.8 MB)

Program Overview

Listen, Learn and Lead Gender Equity Program Overview(Excel, 35.9 KB)
Listen, Learn and Lead Gender Equity Program Overview (PDF, 195.6 KB)

Program Evaluation

Local Government Victoria is seeking feedback from participating Chief Executive Officers and Listen, Learn and Lead Coordinators about the Local Government Listen, Learn and Lead Gender Equity Program, its processes and supporting materials.

Access the survey here.

Local Government Victoria Contacts

Eveline Kane
Manager, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy

Local Government Victoria
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
T: 03 9948 8519 | E: eveline.kane@delwp.vic.gov.au

Jenny-Maree Kardaras
Policy Analyst, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy

Local Government Victoria
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
T: 03 9948 8523 | E: jenny-mare.kardaras@delwp.vic.gov.au

Andy Maynard
Policy Analyst, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy

Local Government Victoria
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
T: 03 9032 1450 | E: andrew.maynard@delwp.vic.gov.au