About the course

We are delivering a free Boroondara Sustainability Leadership Course. This course responds to an action in our Climate Action Plan implementation plan to provide increased support for community leadership on climate action.

The course is designed to give participants the skills, knowledge and confidence to become a true ‘local leader’ for a more environmentally sustainable Boroondara. 

It includes 5 workshops delivered by Matt Wicking from Cloud Catcher. Each session will be delivered at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

The course will cover topics like:

  • climate communication skills
  • behaviour change theory
  • community engagement techniques
  • resourcing and financing projects.

We will hold a celebration event at the end of the course.

Course outline

Workshop Date Time Topic
Session 1 Wednesday 25 May 2022 6pm to 9pm Welcome, introductions and course overview
Session 2 Wednesday 1 June 2022 6pm to 9pm Sustainability leadership, Your future vision,
Life as a ‘change agent’
Session 3 Wednesday 15 June 2022 6pm to 9pm Climate communication skills
Session 4 Wednesday 22 June 2022 6pm to 9pm Behaviour change, Community engagement
Session 5 Wednesday 29 June 2022 6pm to 9pm Building your community, Resourcing and financing 
Celebration event Wednesday 13 July 2022 7pm to 8.30pm Personal growth and future intentions

Who the course is for

This course is best suited to people with existing connections in their community who want to deliver meaningful sustainability initiatives on a local level.

For example, people involved in:

  • a local club, group or organisation (e.g. sporting club, seniors’ group, religious group)
  • a school or childcare
  • a volunteer organisation
  • university clubs or societies
  • local business
  • service delivery organisations
  • neighbourhood houses
  • community centres.

Participants must also:

  • live, work, or study in Boroondara
  • commit to all 5 workshop sessions and a celebration event at the end of the course
  • commit to doing the course homework (equivalent to 1 hour per week).

Community members with special or additional needs are encouraged to apply. 


Expressions of interest closed on Friday 29 April 2022.

Spaces in the course are limited. We will notify successful applicants. 

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call our Senior Sustainability Officer, Liz Caspar on (03) 9278 4347 or email [email protected]

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