Mid to senior leaders | Leadership Victoria

Program Overview

The Women’s Leadership Program provides an opportunity for participants to pause and experiment, to be curious and to replenish their body and mind over a three-day residential immersive. The program brings together a group of purposeful women to work through complex leadership challenges and to build the confidence and strategies required to influence change.

Gain a supportive network of female peers and be inspired by motivational speakers. 

📍 Regional awardwinning resort | ⌚ 3 consecutive days | From $4,970* (ex GST and booking / credit card fees)

Who Should Enrol

  • For experienced, mid to senior female leaders
  • Those looking to develop a diverse and supportive network for peer mentoring

Themes Covered






Program Objectives

  • Learn the principles and competencies for leadership 
  • Diagnose the complex challenges in your work or role 
  • Build your confidence and personal resilience to exercise leadership 
  • Engage in dialogue with speakers who are in the doing and exercising of purposeful leadership 
  • Identify your own barriers to change, default behaviours and patterns of thinking in dealing with issues and challenges 
  • Have the confidence to experiment more, and create the space for others to trial new ideas and approaches 
  • Become a part of a supportive network of purposeful women leaders 

Program Inclusions

  • Retreat in regional Victoria,  (an award-winning accommodation, bar and restaurant, and spa property). 
  • All meals and accommodation (2 nights, private suite). 
  • Voice coaching and presentation workshop 
  • Inspirational and motivational speakers who will share personal and professional stories of leadership 
  • A diverse and supportive network of peers from across business, government and community. 

“ Completing the Women’s Leadership Program has been a highlight of my career. It has allowed me to explore what leadership means to me, provided me with access to a network of amazing leaders across industries, and the opportunity to hear from a variety of keynote speakers who all role-model adaptive leadership in making an impact within their organisations and communities.”

Emma Wu, Customer Experience Lead at ANZ Bank, 2019 Women's Leadership Program Graduate

Program Dates and Pricing


Series 1 | 1, 2 & 3 May, 2024 [Enrol Now]
  • Early bird | $ 4970* | Enrolments close Tuesday, 12 March 2024
  • Not-for-profit | $4970* | Enrolments close Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • Standard | $5640* | Enrolments close Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Series 2 | 20, 21 & 22 November, 2024 [Enrol Now]
  • Early bird | $ 4970 | Enrolments close Tuesday, 01 October 2024
  • Not-for-profit | $4970 | Enrolments close Wednesday, 13 October 2024
  • Standard | $5640 | Enrolments close Wednesday, 13 October 2024

*Pricing exclusive of GST.

Booking and credit card fees applicable upon purchasing. NFP rate applies to individuals employed in an organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

Program details are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice. Please view our terms and conditions which includes information about our cancellation policy. Please check with your manager or relevant person in your organisation for approval before enrolling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are meals and accommodation included? Yes, meals and accommodation are included in the enrolment fee
  2. Do I need to apply for this program? No. This is an open enrolment program. Any individual can enroll in this program
  3. My organisation is funding my enrolment, can I pay by invoice? Yes, payment set up via invoice when enrolling through Eventbrite
  4. Can I stay additional nights at the resort? Yes, additional nights can be arranged directly with the venue, mention that you are a part of the Leadership Victoria group.

About Williamson Community Leadership Program

📍 Melbourne + Regional Victoria Retreats | ⌚ 10 month experience (Feb – Nov 2024) | From $16,100*

Applications are now closed for the 2024 Williamson Community Leadership Program.

Transform the way you think about your leadership purpose.

Williamson is a unique, immersive year-long program.

For over 30 years, the program has brought together a diverse group of leaders from all sectors – business, government, not-for-profit, academia and philanthropy. Often described as life-changing, the program will expand the way you see the world and change the way you exercise leadership. It will push you to experiment – continually challenging how and why you lead. You will become adept at strategic analysis, systems thinking, sense making, and will critically examine the challenges and opportunities facing organisations and society today.

Achieve impact in complex and rapidly changing environments and support your organisation and community to adapt and thrive in today’s world. Build a life-long network with other leaders across sectors, locations, background and life experience.

“ Leadership is about having a mindset that enables you to be collaborative, deeply listen to others and their perspectives, and continue to let your personal values be your compass.”

Amy Robinson, 2023 Williamson Fellow, Executive Officer, Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project

Who Should Apply

Williamson is for people looking for something different in their leadership learning experience. Are you:

  • Driven to make a bigger difference in your
    organisation, community and beyond?
  • An experienced manager in your work (10+ years)
    or leader in other areas of life?
  • Willing to be challenged in your preconceived notions, perceptions and approach to leadership?
  • Wanting to build a strong, enduring connections with others to engage more effectively in change?

Entry for Williamson is competitive and participants must submit an application and undertake a selection process.

Information Sessions

Listen to a range of diverse Williamson alumni as they share their firsthand experience and impact of the Williamson Community Leadership Program. In each session, you’ll also be joined by a Williamson facilitator who delves into what the program looks like over the 10 months.


Leadership scholarships enable people from under-represented communities and organisations to undertake Leadership Victoria’s programs, developing leadership capability across Victoria’s richly diverse communities. We are pleased to offer a number of scholarships. Click the links to access scholarship criteria:

Leadership Victoria Foundation offers scholarship opportunities for those who demonstrate a financial need and who meet one of the criteria below:

  • people living with a disability
  • members of Victorian culturally and linguistically diverse community
  • people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • applicants whose personal or work efforts are focus on supporting individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage.

The Eastern Health Foundation Scholarship

Victorian Government Office for Disability Scholarship

What to Expect

You will emerge from the experience with: 

  • Increased confidence in exercising leadership
  • A deeper understanding of approaches to leadership and of themes at the heart of societal challenges
  • A greater sense of the contribution you can make to society
  • Connection with others to engage more effectively in change
  • Skills and mindset to lead in complex environments

What it Involves

  • 4 Multi-day Immersives in regional locations offering deep learning experiences
  • 6 Theme Days exposing you to new perspectives and experiences on themes at the heart of societal issues
  • 7 Leadership Days to explore and practice leadership principles and competencies
  • 6 Events to create fresh insights on contemporary leadership
  • Deep exploration of meaning-making for leadership through the Leadership Development Framework – a unique participant profile and small group debrief

Express interest for 2025 program

2024 Williamson Program Pricing

Williamson 2024


  • Full Williamson experience
  • Option to add additional coaching sessions
Standard$18,400 (Ex GST)
NFP or self-funded$16,100 (Ex GST)

*Is your organisation paying for your Williamson place? If so, they will be invoiced for the bulk of the fee. You will be invoiced for a $2,200 portion of this total fee as your personal contribution to your development experience. NFP rate applies to individuals employed in an organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

Program details are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice. Please view our terms and conditions which includes information about our cancellation policy. Please check with your manager or relevant person in your organisation for approval before applying.