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.

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

Ballarat City Council
Bass Coast Shire Council
Brimbank City Council
Buloke Shire Council
Cardinia Shire Council
Casey City Council
Colac Otway Shire Council
East Gippsland Shire Council
Glenelg Shire Council
Golden Plains Shire Council
Greater Dandenong City Council
Greater Shepparton City Council
Hobsons Bay City Council
Horsham Rural City Council
Hume City Council
Knox City Council
Latrobe City Council
Loddon Shire Council
Maribyrnong City Council  
Mitchell Shire Council  
Monash City Council
Moorabool Shire Council
Mount Alexander Shire Council
Pyrenees Shire Council
South Gippsland Shire Council
Southern Grampians Shire Council
Wangaratta Rural City Council
Warrnambool City Council
Whitehorse City Council
Yarra City Council
Yarriambiack Shire Council

Listen, Learn and Lead Gender Equity Program Webinar

The Local Government Listen, Learn and Lead Gender Equity Program Webinar outlines the objectives, key steps and recommended timelines of the program. The step-by-step webinar provides information about each step of the Listen, Learn and Lead process that will guide councils in implementing the program in their organisation.

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

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