12 April 2017 By Will Brodie

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Is it a way to find out the amount of madmen in a society?

A means of finding nerds dedicated to eradicating inches and yards from the world?


But neither are they instruments of mental torture as many people may believe.

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10 April 2017 By Will Brodie


Change is the constant in today’s working world, and adapting to it means leaders need support for their ideas. They need ‘buy-in’. 

Here's how Simon Dowling, author of Work With Me: How To Get People To Buy Into Your Ideas sums it up.

“You achieve better results when people go along with your ideas because they want to, not because they have to… It's not about using power and authority, it's about building support and commitment to your ideas and initiatives.”

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5 April 2017 By Will Brodie

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Is there a national leader in the developed world facing tougher challenges than British Prime Minister Theresa May?

She supported remaining in the European Union while Home Secretary, but now administers Great Britain’s complex retreat from Europe.

Scotland wants a second referendum on independence from Great Britain; the Great Repeal Bill involves re-tooling thousands of regulations; there are concerns about the rights of individual British and EU citizens; the financial cost of the exit will be at least 30 billion pounds; and, if all the above is negotiated within an exacting two-year timetable, the whole package may still be rejected by the divided UK parliament.

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27 March 2017 By Will Brodie

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Have you ever met a female astronomer? A woman working as an industrial engineer? A girl coding?

Not many of us have, because the gender gap in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is immense, and growing.  

Halt and Catch Fire, an engaging US drama about two women running a gaming company in the 1980's, is bringing this subject to the fore.  The show is based on fact; there were more females working in computer science 35 years ago than there are today.

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21 March 2017 By Will Brodie

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These days, there’s fewer fire and brimstone speeches, more talk of delegation and empathy.

Nobody typifies this evolution to nuanced man-management more than Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.

A driven perfectionist as a player and captain, Buckley still insists that working harder brings better results, but his take on how to do that has undergone a revolution.

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1 March 2017 By INVITATION ONLY: LV Alumni

Join us to welcome the 2017 WCLP cohort to the LV Family.

Share your experiences and insights regarding the program, and reconnect to your WCLP peers.  

The evening provides the opportunity to network with fellow alumni and key stakeholders, celebratory drinks and much more.

When: 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Wednesday 1 MarchWhere: Leadership Victoria, Old Treasury Building, JJ Clark Room, 20 Spring Street, MelbourneDress code: Business attireDrinks and finger food provided

Free for paid-up alumni, $33.00 incl. GST for other alumni and guests.

Please RSVP your attendance


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15 February 2017 By LV

Constantine Oscuchukwa doesn’t lack leadership. He’s the Anglican priest at St Paul’s Bakery Hill Ballarat after all.

But Constantine sought mentorship through the New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program because he says leaders “never stop learning”. Specifically, he wanted to improve his business skills. 

Leadership Victoria paired him with local businessman Mike McCaw, a connection crucial to the establishment of the inspiring One Humanity Shower Bus project.

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11 June 2015 By Leadership Conference for Chairpersons, Boards, CEOs and Managers of NFPs

The NFP Board C21: A Brave New World conference joins Leadership Victoria’s stable of acclaimed NFP board leadership programs.

The two-day conference will utilise a series of interactive workshops and notable guest speakers to help experienced leaders from all corners of the NFP sector to lead their organisation into the future. Participants will be guided through topics including leading in the face of sector reform, positioning boards for sustainability, leading through change and dealing with funding instability.

View all conference details and the full line-up of speakers here or download a conference brochure.

Day one will start with a conversation setting the scene on the value and impact of NFPs and their Board leadership, and continue with a discussion of challenges for today’s NFP Boards and how they can be met. Other topics will include learnings from the corporate world, sector reform including for aged care, disability and health care, and the danger of risk aversion.

The second day will include discussion on the future of funding, leading through digital disruption, planning for an uncertain future and evaluation and measurement for boards. Participants will also have a chance to apply their learnings to real-life situations using the peer consultation method.

Local, accessible and insightful, this program will help established board members, CEOs and managers maximise the impact of their leadership, develop strategies that will most benefit their boards and lead their organisations confidently into the changing times ahead. Take away a new network of peers, in depth knowledge from outstanding NFP experts and tools to help you tackle the issues facing your NFP organisation.

Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July 2015Rydges Melbourne186 Exhibition StreetMelbourne VIC 3000

Tickets from $275 inc. GST, on sale now.

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3 February 2015 By Lance Fors, Global Ambassador, Social Venture Partners

Leadership, Venture Philanthropy, and Large-scale Impact Tuesday 3 February

5:30pm for 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Leadership Victoria

Old Treasury Building

Leadership Victoria alumni are cordially invited to attend a free event featuring Lance Fors, an expert on leadership for the philanthropic sector and a leading US venture philanthropist.  Lance is also an ambassador for the Social Venture Partners global network.

Lance Fors focuses on using disruptive innovations in human, financial, and intellectual capital to catalyse transformative change in individuals, organisations, networks, and larger systems. He has concurrently been the long-time board chair of the global network of Social Venture Partnerships (SVPs), the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2), the New Teacher Center, Reading Partners, and Strive Together, helping each organisation transition from a start up to a leader in their field. Lance made a series of presentations and interviews in Melbourne in May 2013, including at the launch of SVP Melbourne.

The event is free and will include canapés and drinks. There will be ample time for questions and both formal and informal discussion.

This is a free event, but places are limited and registration is essential. Register here.

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25 September 2014 By Nick Craig: Discovering Authentic Leadership

Nick Craig
Nick Craig


How do you lead with impact in a volatile, uncertain, chaotic, complex, and ambiguous world?

Why aren’t traditional leadership models working?

What does it mean to be an Authentic Leader?

Leadership Victoria, in conjunction with the Authentic Leadership Institute, presents Nick Craig, President of the Authentic Leadership Institute and co-author of 'Finding Your True North', in a powerful two-hour leadership intensive: Discovering Authentic Leadership.

An executive's most important role is to be a steward of the organization's purpose. To do that, the executive needs to know their own individual purpose, which is a key to exceptional performance and greater well being.

Based on his recent Harvard Business Review article, “From Purpose to Impact”, Nick will show how purpose is the key to navigating the constantly changing world around us.  A cornerstone of Authentic Leadership, purpose provides a platform for exceptional individual, team, and organizational performance.

Learn why defining your leadership purpose is perhaps the single most important developmental task you can undertake.

DetailsMonday 10 November, 12pm – 2.30pmClub Pavilion, Level 2, RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, MelbourneTickets: $120 (Includes: Intensive seminar with two-course lunch and beverages)

Register now 

Use this special leadership event as an opportunity to strengthen your leadership, build your networks and refresh your professional relationships.

Group packages available. Contact Jessica on 96516590 or

Download Nick’s HBR article: 'From Purpose to Impact' here or visit

From Purpose to Impact When leaders can articulate their purpose and find the courage to live it, it is a deeply transformative experience, and the key leaders need to navigate the increasingly complex world they find themselves in. In this interactive lunch seminar, Nick will lead participants through the research and theory of authentic and effective leadership in the twenty-first century, creating structured discussions with the potential to radically empower leaders and impact the performance of their organization.  This presentation will include: Overview of Authentic Leadership and its impact in organizations The influence of your personal strengths and leadership history Understanding Purpose: Begin uncovering your leadership Purpose About Nick Craig

Nick Craig

President, Authentic Leadership Institute Nick Craig is the President of the Authentic Leadership Institute (ALI), a leadership consulting firm committed to leaders and organizations discovering their deeper purpose and having the courage to live it. Nick’s insights and approach comes from over 25 years working with top teams, senior leadership programs, executive coaching and architecting results focused change initiatives. Nick is the co-author of “From Purpose to Impact” with Scott Snook in the May 2014 Harvard Business Review.  He co-authored 'Finding Your True North' with Bill George of Harvard Business School. His work in the area of leadership purpose has been used in corporate and academic settings, including GE, Unilever, and Wharton’s Advanced Management Program. Nick’s work as a Wharton Fellow is documented at Wharton@Work. His article 'Confidence is an Inside Job' is one of the most requested articles in the last five years. For additional insights into the work of Nick and the Authentic Leadership Institute, please refer to the HBS Case Unilever’s Paul Polman: Developing Global Leaders', May 2013.


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30 November -0001


Applications for this 3-day residential program are closing soon.

Apply now to avoid disappointment

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