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Emerging Civic Leaders Program

Applications for the Emerging Civic Leaders program are now closed.

Shape your world or someone else will. Emerging Civic Leaders is a program for young people that care about seeing the voices of their generation represented when it comes to the future of our community.

Emerging Civic Leaders is an online course designed to supercharge your knowledge, skills and leadership experience. Working alongside a small group of other young leaders from Ryde, you’ll put lessons learned via the course into action to design and deliver a Pledge to Vote campaign in Ryde.

Through the Pledge to Vote campaign, your team will strive to increase youth voter participation in our community and consult your peers on the top issues they’d like to see action on. You will present the outcomes of your campaign to local decision makers and lead a discussion on what can be done to take action on these issues.

Each successful applicant will get their own login to the digital course and bonus resources, covering topics from problem solving and creative thinking to communications and high impact leadership. This course is brought to you by City of Ryde and Y Vote.

Who we’re looking for
  • You care about the future of our community and making young voices heard
  • You'd like to develop your civic knowledge, practical skills and leadership experience
  • You’re interested in working in a team to take action and produce results for our community
  • You’re aged 18-24 and either live, work or study in Ryde

This is a fully funded opportunity. Up to ten places on the course are sponsored by Council.


Participants must be able to attend 90% of meetings (please contact us to discuss your application if you can make most, but not all of the meetings)

Key dates: Saturday 14 September - Wednesday 20 November (approx 10 weeks)

Kickoff meeting: Saturday 14 & 21 September, 9am - 2pm (lunch included)

Weekly meeting: Wednesdays, 4pm - 6pm (please arrive 10 minutes early).

Weekly time commitment: Approximately 2.5 hours. Some out of meeting work (approx 30 mins) might be required.

Presentation of results/final meeting: Wednesday 20 November, 4pm

Hear reasons why you should join from past participants

Date & Time

Saturday 14 September 2019 / 9.00AM - 2.00PM
Saturday 21 September 2019 / 9.00AM - 2.00PM
Wednesday 25 September 2019 / 4.00PM - 6.00PM
Wednesday 02 October 2019 / 4.00PM - 6.00PM
Wednesday 09 October 2019 / 4.00PM - 6.00PM
Wednesday 16 October 2019 / 4.00PM - 6.00PM
Wednesday 23 October 2019 / 4.00PM - 6.00PM
Wednesday 30 October 2019 / 4.00PM - 6.00PM
Wednesday 06 November 2019 / 4.00PM - 6.00PM
Wednesday 13 November 2019 / 4.00PM - 6.00PM
Wednesday 20 November 2019 / 4.00PM - 6.00PM


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Last updated on 9 September 2019