The South Australian Regional Community Leadership Program is the first regional community leadership program of its type established in rural South Australia. It provides a forum for existing and future leaders to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with those who will further SA regional development. SARCLP is supported by the University of SA, and endorsed by the Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group as well as the major industries and communities of the Upper Spencer and northern regions of South Australia. The program is administered with the support of Advancing Whyalla Inc. and is located at the UniSA Whyalla campus. The primary goal of the SARCLP is to build leadership resources within the upper Spencer Gulf and Northern communities, in the first instance. It encourages participants to enter into a wider community system of interest, by providing new perspectives and a broader understanding of regional issues. Through the SARCLP, current and emerging leaders will be further committed and empowered to make a personal and community difference.
Details and current 2009 Program Day dates can be accessed as a pdf file - Click Here.
Prospectus, 2008 Yearbook and "Expression of Interest" forms may be downloaded from the Downloads page.
The 2009 SARCLP Sponsors
2008 SA Great Award
The 2009 SARCLP participants at the Orientation weekend Feb 7&8
(More images of participants at Program Days in Image Gallery)
SARCLP recognised with SA Great Award 2008
On Wednesday evening 19th of November 2008, the SARCLP was recognised with the award for Innovation at the 2008 SA Great Regional Awards - Flinders/Outback regions. The award sponsored by the Department of Trade & Economic Development was presented by the Executive Director, Office of Regional Affairs, Mr Phil Tyler. Along with the SARCLP management team of Bob Shaw (Exec Officer), Jo McGrath (Program Manager) and Russell Bambridge (Management Committee Chair), three of the 2008 participant group, Natalie Munn, Verity Patterson and Sam Johnson, also attended the Award Ceremony. The SARCLP is delighted with this prestigious award and recognition for achievement in its inaugural year.
Bob, Nat, Jo, Verity, Sam and Russ receiving the SA Great Award