4 July 2019

Join LV alumni, Inclusive Australia representatives and 2019 Williamson and Folio participants to explore the Inclusive Australia story and the role of leadership in social change. 

The conversation will be hosted by Andrea Pearman (WCLP'05), General Manager, Community and Philatelic, Australia Post, Justin Homer, Partner, The Difference, PwC, and moderated by Mark Fuller (WCLP'12), Deputy Editor (Print) and Editor, The Saturday Age. Two years ago an initial working group made up of The Scanlon Foundation, Australia Post, National Australia Day Council, Monash University, BehaviourWorks, PwC and The Shannon Company came together to crystalise the 'Big Idea' - to build a social movement rooted in behaviour-change science and led by the corporate sector to drive social inclusion.

After learning from more than 80 organisations and nearly 60 inclusion programs around Australia, Inclusive Australia will be formally launched this year with a public awareness and activation campaign to reawaken audiences, normalise inclusive behaviour and spark respectful discussion into the issue of social inclusion. Andrea Pearman (WCLP'05), General Manager, Community and Philatelic, Australia Post has been one of the drivers of this “Big Idea”.

During the hosted conversation and Q and A with the audience, themes will include:

The impact of LV alumni beyond their program experience in collaborating across sectors and driving change for the greater good  Applying values, purpose and leadership to make a difference in identifying and tackling a daunting community challenge The opportunities and challenges in developing collaborative cross-sectoral partnerships to achieve important community outcomes Aligning professional expertise and organisations to purpose and impact• Creating a movement – challenges and overcoming barriers, creating success

LV alumni are invited to attend Leadership and The Big Idea at a reduced cost. Register to attend here. 

When: Wednesday 31 July 2019 6.30pm – 8pm (doors open 6pm for 6.30pm sharp start)

Where: Venue RACV Club Pavillion Room

Tickets: $25 – be quick, places are limited. Includes networking and refreshments

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25 March 2019 By With Chris Kotur, Leadership Victoria's Leader in Residence

April 30 Event – Leading in Community in the 21st Century

With Chris Kotur, Leadership Victoria’s Leader in Residence

Rotary Club of Melbourne and Leadership Victoria are proud to host Chris Kotur for this informative and challenging evening.

Chris is Leadership Victoria’s Leader-in-Residence and an alumnus of the acclaimed Williamson Community Leadership Program. Chris’ experience includes multiple senior Government and Academic roles, supporting two Royal Commissions, multiple fire and flood enquiries, and leadership across an extraordinary spectrum of other organisations and causes.

Chris will share her insights and lead a discussion exploring the emerging challenges of modern leadership. Not just in “community” in a local sense, but how to lead strategically for all Australians: in business, government or civic spheres.

This event is intended for LV alumni and graduates, RCM members and others interested in community leadership. Offered in partnership with Rotary Club of Melbourne for the shared vision of leading for a better world.

Click here to view the event flyer with more details.



When: Tuesday 30 April 2019

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm to 8.00pm (doors close at 6.35pm)

Where: Leadership Victoria, Old Treasury Building, Cnr Spring St and Collins St, Melbourne 3000 (enter through middle door, you will be directed to the first-floor JJ Clark Room)

Cost: $25 per person ($15 concession), includes drinks and canapés

How do I register for the event? You must register to attend the event. Register online here. Registrations close Thursday 25 April 2019 (or when fully booked)

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15 June 2018 By Add your text here

Join Leadership Victoria Mentors and Associates at the Gandhi Digital Exhibition for an exploration of Gandhian leadership principles forged during MK Gandhi’s 21 year period in South Africa, as a lawyer and civic leader opposing the oppressive conditions of indentured labour in the colony.  

Of MK Gandhi’s leadership transformation in these 21 years, Nelson Mandela said: You gave us Mohandas; we returned him to you as Mahatma Gandhi.

(Mahatma means “great soul”)

Gandhian leadership principles have enduring influence and impact on world leaders from Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela to the present day. 

Register to join the Introductory floor talk by Sadhna Jithoo, an LV mentor and presenter. Her family lived in the diaspora with the Gandhi family for over 4 generations, maintaining a close relationship today with Dr Ela Gandhi, international peace activist and granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi. 

Image: Mahatma Gandhi      Source: Peace Truth Ahimsa

When: Tuesday 26 June 2018Where: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St (between William and Queen Streets) Cost: Museum entry fee of $15 payable on entry. Concessions apply. Registration is mandatory for the floor talk with Sadhna Jithoo.

LV Group Registration commences at 12:00-12:15 followed by an introductory floor talk by Sadhna Jithoo and self-paced tour. Our event concludes by 2pm.

For those who would like to join us, we will have coffee/lunch at a cafe nearby (at own cost).

The Immigration Museum is open from 10.00am-4.00pm if you wish to arrive earlier or stay on to view the Exhibition in detail.

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6 April 2018 By LV Marketing

Do you have Board experience and a willingness to share skills, knowledge and expertise with other women? Can you act as a positive role model for others?

Do you have time for a coffee or a drink once a month?

At LV we believe that Mentors can play a really significant role in the learning development of our program participants.

Getting more Women on Boards has been identified as critical aspect of gender equality and ensuring we have more women in senior leadership positions.

Supporting this work by actively mentoring someone else to be a successful and valued Board member is a way you can help lift others up as we strive to ‘smash the glass ceiling’.

Ideally you can provide guidance and constructive feedback that will assist other women on their leadership journey. Overall good mentoring requires empowering the mentee to develop their own strengths, beliefs, and personal attributes.

Why do we need Board mentors? What is the gap? 

·         Less than 1 in 10 Exec positions are held by women in  ASX500 companies

·         Today, only 7 of the top 200 companies have women CEO’s

·         56.5% of ASX 500 companies have NO women on their Boards at all

·         The gender pay gap has remained stuck at 17% for 30 years

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