Leadership Training Melbourne

Our leadership training is based on our view that leadership is the ability to mobilise others to achieve important outcomes. When training leaders, we believe that leadership is an activity, not a formal authority role, meaning that anyone can exercise leadership anywhere, anytime.

When training leaders, we use a blend of content delivered by our facilitators, guest speaker sessions and the opportunity to connect more deeply with other participants in break out rooms. This gives you the chance to experiment with different leadership training strategies and skills.

Leaders training at Leadership Victoria is relevant for all workplaces, so each group includes participants from diverse experiences and industries in Melbourne. This means you’ll walk away with a relevant and enduring network to lean on as you progress through your leadership journey.

We know from more than 30 years of training leaders, everyone is different, so we offer a range of training from 3-day experiences to 10-month intensives, to fit within your individual context and goals for leadership development.

So, if are looking to lead with clarity and confidence, please check out our leadership training options below. 

Leadership Training Objectives

  • 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 Training Programs

Emerging Leadership Training Programs

Igniting Leadership Program

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 training program provides a framework and a new approach to leadership to ignite your leadership capacity now and into the future.

a group of leaders training

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 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

The Active Citizenship Leadership program is delivered in partnership with the Victorian Electoral Commission. The program provides an opportunity for up to 25 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.

This highly interactive learning opportunity will include working on collaborative community projects, listening to guest speakers sharing their active citizenship experiences, and access to an extensive network of peers and supporters. The training content is a mix of leadership-related learning, hands-on skills for community engagement, and active citizenship content.

emerging leaders from the active citizenship course

Advanced Leadership Training Programs

Williamson Community Leadership Program

Are you looking to achieve impact in complex and rapidly changing environments whilst contributing to an inclusive, equitable and sustainable society? The Williamson Community Leadership Program is for you.

Williamson is Leadership Victoria’s flagship leadership training program, established in 1990. It’s a unique, immersive year-long experience with more than 60 diverse participants. The Program is designed to transform the way you think about your leadership purpose, expand the way you see the world and changing how you might exercise leadership.

Entry into Williamson is competitive, so if you are thinking about joining, you’ll need to submit an application and undertake a selection process. 

The Williamson Leadership Program 2021 group photo taking in Marysville

Developing Self, Leading Others

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

The 3-day leadership training uses 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.

A woman using her leadership training to help her team make progress on leadership challenges

Women’s Leadership Program

A three-day retreat in the Yarra Valley, offering a moment take a step back, re-align yourself with your strengths, find your voice, develop strategies for overcoming systemic barriers to women’s leadership and be inspired by other women on a similar journey. A great leadership training opportunity for all women looking to develop their leadership capacity and confidence.

Women from our women's leadership training program smiling at the Chateau Yering Hotel


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

leadership group

Customised Leadership Training

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

Speak to an training advisor

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