Leadership Programs

Why Leadership?

We view leadership as the ability to mobilise others to achieve important outcomes. We believe that leadership is an activity, not a formal authority role, meaning that anyone can exercise leadership anywhere at any time.

We focus on purpose, ethics and values, developing adaptive leaders who are inquisitive and reflective. Leaders who want to make a difference and have the skills and mindset to do so.

Our Learning Model

Our Learning Model aims to change the way you exercise leadership and solve problems. We base our work on teaching best practice leadership competencies and principles, but what makes us unique is how we blend this with storytelling and purpose.

We strive to build a strong holding environment, so that we can challenge participants to step outside of their comfort zone. This is always driven with heart, purpose and ethics, with an aim to disrupt and produce change and learning.

We draw on key research from the leadership field and beyond, and continually refresh our methodology and approach to ensure we apply contemporary thinking and best practice in our programs. Our programs cater for all levels of leadership and are delivered in a range of formats.


  • Awareness and clarity of personal leadership purpose
  • Confidence, courage and skill exercising leadership in complex contexts
  • Ability to influence and mobilise others to achieve outcomes
  • Thoughtful and considered decision making
  • Awareness of the interconnectedness of our world
  • Diverse, unusual and enduring networks
  • Appreciation for the power of diversity

Our Leadership Courses

Emerging Leadership Development Courses

Igniting Leadership Program


Series 1 | 5, 6, 12, 13 & 27 March, 2024
Series 2| 29, 30 May & 5, 6, 20 June, 2024
Series 3 | 6, 7, 13, 14 & 28 August, 2024
Series 4 | 15, 16, 22, 23 October & 6 November 2024

Are you new to leading teams or projects? Or perhaps you have been leading for a while but are looking to develop a foundational understanding of what modern leadership is and how you might apply it?

This five day leadership course provides a framework and a new approach to leadership to ignite your leadership capacity now and into the future.

Advanced Leadership Development Courses

Williamson Community Leadership Program

Applications for the 2024 program are now closed

Applications for the 2025 program will open Thursday, 6 June. Contact us

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.

Leadership Reboot

5pm Mon 15 Jul — 2pm Wed 17 Jul 2024

A program designed specifically for LV Alumni, who lead with purpose, ethics and heart, and an appreciation of community. Our Alumni deal with adaptive challenges and complex organisational, community and societal issues every day, and continue to build their knowledge and connections in the ongoing evolution of their leadership practice. LV is creating space, guidance, and support to our Alumni network through an inaugural Leadership Reboot immersive program for up to 24 leaders, led by LV’s expert faculty and fully tax-deductible as professional development.



Series 1 | 13, 14 & 29 February, 2024
Series 2 | 29, 30 April & 21 May, 2024
Series 3 | 3, 4 & 18 September, 2024

Are you working with multiple stakeholders and finding it difficult to make progress on something that is important to you?

Leader Evolution is a three-day intensive leadership course that provides a new approach to leading when managing change, complexity, or stubborn problems. 

Women’s Leadership Program


Series 1 | 1, 2 & 3 May, 2024
Series 2 | 20, 21 & 22 November, 2024

A three-day leadership course for participants to pause and experiment, to be curious and to replenish their body and mind over a residential immersive in the Yarra Valley. The leadership course brings together a group of purposeful women to work through complex leadership challenges and to build the confidence and strategies required to influence change.

Past Programs

Joan Kirner Emerging Leaders Program

The Joan Kirner Emerging Leaders Program honours the legacy of the late Joan Kirner AC. As Victoria’s first woman premier, she blazed a trail for women in public life and public office. It honours this legacy and supports future generations of young Victorian women to follow in her footsteps.

The aim is to empower and support women to identify the leadership challenges they face and develop practical skills and strategies to advance their leadership careers.

Participants took part in interactive learning development workshops, collaborative group work, structured networking, and mentoring activities, and hear from guest speakers that are shifting the perceptions of young women in leadership.

Active Citizenship Leadership Program

The Active Citizenship Leadership Program provides an opportunity for up to 25 emerging leaders (18 years +) from Victoria’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities to develop their leadership skills, capabilities, and confidence to champion active participation in the democratic process within their communities.

Developing Self, Leading Others Program

Gain deep insight into your current leadership style and the skills required to build trust and respect in a high-performing team.

Using the DISC Behavioural Profile to help you increase your self-awareness, overcome your barriers to change and learn to lead from a position of strength. Apply skills in coaching, having courageous conversations and leveraging the power of your team to increase effectiveness and achieve organisational outcomes.

Leading Australian Resilient Communities

The LARC program will develop skills, knowledge and provide space for up to 26 diverse participants to consider possible futures for their communities and the leadership required of them. Over six-eight months, participants will gather regularly to expand their understanding of regional development and develop skills in strategic foresight, adaptive leadership, and community resilience.

Participants will work together to design and initiate place-based experiments to make progress on community challenges.

Express Interest

    Customised Courses

    Our delivery options are flexible, and our approach is consultative and collaborative. We tailor our courses to suit the organisational context and offer a range of format and design options to achieve the desired outcomes. This can include multi-day leadership courses of varying duration, seminars and workshops, leadership forums, psychometric profiling, and 360 assessments, coaching, mentoring, and more.

    Speak to a Course Advisor

    Not sure which leadership course is best for you or your colleagues? Interested in registering for future leadership courses? Our trained course advisors can find the best course for you.