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

Emerging Leadership Development Programs

Igniting Leadership Program

Series 1 | 2, 3, 9, 10, 23 May, 2023
Series 2 | 3, 4, 9, 10, 22 August, 2023
Series 3 | 21, 22, 28, 29 Nov & 5 December, 2023

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?

Igniting Leadership Program is five day leadership program that delves into your strengths and focuses on developing your communications skills to help influence change and coach team members.

Joan Kirner Emerging Leaders Program

Application have now closed. Contact us to learn about future programs.


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 will take 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

Application have now closed. Contact us to learn about future programs.


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.

emerging leaders from the active citizenship course

Advanced Leadership Development Programs


Series 1 | 24, 25 May & 9 June, 2023
Series 2 | 3, 4 October & 3 November, 2023

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 program that provides a new approach to leading when managing change, complexity, or stubborn problems. 

leadership group

Women’s Leadership Program

Series 1 | 31 May, 1 & 2 June, 2023
Series 2 | 15, 16 & 17 November, 2023

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.

Women displaying leadership

Williamson Community Leadership Program

Application have now closed. Contact us to learn about future programs.


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.

Group photo from Williamson Leadership Program

Developing Self, Leading Others Program

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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

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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.

Customised Programs

Our delivery options are flexible, and our approach is consultative and collaborative. We tailor our programs 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 programs of varying duration, seminars and workshops, leadership forums, psychometric profiling, and 360 assessments, coaching, mentoring, and more.

Speak to a program advisor

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