Applications for 2023 are closing soon!

About Williamson Community Leadership Program

📍 Melbourne + Regional Victoria Retreats | ⌚ 10 month experience (Feb – Nov 2023) | From $16,500

Transform the way you think about your leadership purpose.

Williamson is a unique, immersive year-long program.

It 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.

Who Should Apply

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

  • Curious about how to make a bigger difference in your
    organisation and in broader society?
  • An experienced manager in your work (10+ years)
    or leader in other areas of life?
  • Willing to be challenged and able to commit the time and effort.

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

Applications close 5pm Monday, 1 August 2022.

Virtual Information Session

Listen and engage with Williamson alumni as they share their firsthand experience and impact of the Williamson Community Leadership Program. You’ll also be joined by one of our Williamson facilitators.

  • Free
  • Thursday, 14 July
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm
  • Zoom

Scholarships

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 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.

LV alumni supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Scholarship

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 2023 program

2023 Williamson Program Packages

Williamson Base Package

Includes: 

  • Full Williamson experience 
Fees
Standard*$18,800
NFP* or self-funded$16,500

*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. All fees include GST. NFP rate applies to individuals employed in an organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

Williamson Intensive Package

Includes: 

  • Full Williamson experience 
  • Three 1:1 one-hour coaching sessions
  • A 1:1 Harthill debrief and a follow-up Harthill retest and debrief post-program
Fees
Standard*$24,100
NFP* or self-funded$21,400

*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. All fees include GST. NFP rate applies to individuals employed in an organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

Williamson Intensive PLUS Package

Includes: 

  • Full Williamson experience 
  • Six 1:1 one-hour coaching sessions 
  • A 1:1 Harthill debrief and a follow-up Harthill retest and debrief post-program
Fees
Standard*$26,500
NFP* or self-funded$23,800

*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. All fees include GST. 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.

Program Overview

Gain the skills, confidence and network to lead others and be a change-maker in your organisation or community. Enhance your self-awareness, overcome self-limiting beliefs, build personal resilience, and learn to skillfully negotiate, influence and motivate others to lift performance and reach organisational goals.

Explore the systematic barriers to women’s leadership and build confidence and strategies to lead change. Gain a supportive network of female peers and be inspired by motivational speakers who will empower you to reach your leadership potential.

📍 Chateau Yering Hotel | ⌚ 3 consecutive days | From $4,990*

Who Should Enrol

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

Themes Covered

ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP

CHARACTER STRENGTHS

SELF-AWARENESS & RESILIENCE

WELLBEING, VOICE & POWER

REFLECTION & APPLICATION

Program Outcomes

  • Have increased self-awareness, understand your own leadership vulnerabilities, strengths and places for growth
  • Be equipped to overcome self-limiting beliefs, ‘imposter’ syndrome behaviours and build personal resilience
  • Identify strengths in others and motivate teams to raise performance
  • Understand women’s leadership through a gender lens
  • Skilfully negotiate and influence others to achieve desired outcomes
  • Speak persuasively on issues of importance to you or your workplace
  • Have new approaches to progress workplace challenges

Program Inclusions

  • Retreat in regional Victoria, Chateau Yering Hotel
  • All meals and accommodation
  • VIA Character Strengths psychometric
  • Strategies for personal resilience, emotional regulation and stress reduction
  • Voice coaching and presentation workshop
  • Inspirational and motivational female leaders who will share personal and professional stories
  • 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 | 11, 12 & 13 July | SOLD OUT 

*Pricing inclusive 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.

Express Interest

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 Yering? Yes, additional nights can be arranged directly with Yering, mention that you are a part of the Leadership Victoria group.