2019 Folio Community Leadership Program

Applications for 2019 Folio are now closed. 

  • Download a 2019 Folio brochure here

  • Read more information about Folio below

About Folio

What will be your legacy?

Folio, our senior flagship program, is an intense learning experience to challenge the intellectually curious and delight open-minded explorers who want to build an enduring peer network and move into a portfolio career as the next step after significant professional success.

Scheduled over seven months, this unique program is for senior leaders with well-established careers seeking to take the next step to broaden their portfolio of leadership skills, and leverage their contribution and legacy in their organisational role and beyond.

The program offers a deep dive into social, economic and environmental issues to consider leadership in a wider context than role, providing interactive, engaging and experiential leadership development to broaden self-awareness and see the world differently.    

Based on the acclaimed Williamson format, and drawing on the experience of our expert facilitator, a range of dynamic guest speakers and a diverse group of peers in the room, Folio includes an opening and closing residential retreat; regional overnight field trip; series of monthly workshops and seminars; a collaborative challenge-based group project to tackle a real-world community issue; two evening sessions; and a formal program graduation to the LV Alumni.  

Participatory program planning is a unique element of Folio - participants will work directly with Leadership Victoria to design and implement several program experiences that are important and relevant to the cohort.

Folio provides the ultimate networking opportunity with participants drawn from senior roles across the government, corporate and community sectors; enabling participants to connect and converse with leaders with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to solve complex issues; and consider how they can continue to leverage their leadership skills for positive impact beyond their professional career.

Folio is for....

Executives and Senior leaders in well-established careers from all spheres of business, non-profit and government who:

  • Are seeking to broaden their horizons through a unique personal and professional development approach
  • Are intellectually curious and open-minded explorers who want to be challenged and learn from new experiences
  • Are change agents who want to make an impact, and leave a lasting legacy, in their organisation
  • Have a genuine interest in civic engagement and the desire to be proactive.

Folio outcomes ...

  • A deeper knowledge of your leadership character and your personal purpose
  • An outstanding network of peers that will provide mutual support for decades
  • A clear pathway to achieve positive leadership impact and leave a lasting legacy
  • A deeper understanding of the impact and complexity of critical strategic issues, including technological disruption, social fragmentation, environmental sustainability and erosion of institutional trust
  • Clarity of purpose and a vision for your leadership in the broader Australian and global community

2019 Program Dates and Themes

16 to 18 May - Opening   Retreat

Program orientation and commencement and forming the peer group; the context of community leadership and the role of values in leadership 

5 June (Evening): Welcome Event

Leadership in Sport

21 June: Monthly Program Day

Leadership Identity: Working with the Seven Transformations of  Leadership; managing self, increasing mindfulness and self-awareness, exploring our own immunities to change

26 July: Monthly Program   Day

Social Cohesion: A deep dive into what creates cohesion in communities and the impact of exclusion

31 July:  LV Mid-Winter   Dinner Event

The Role of Business in Community Leadership (combined event with Williamson Community Leadership Program)

23 and 24 Aug: Regional overnight     Field Trip

Experiencing Indigenous culture and understanding the complexity of Indigenous issues in Australia.

4 Sep - Combined   Williamson and Folio Evening Event   

Who Gets Left Behind? Sharing dinner and experiences with homeless people

20 Sept: Monthly Program   Day

The environment, climate change and human impact: How do we mobilise people to take responsibility for the planet?

9 Oct: Evening Event

Evening Event

25 Oct: Monthly Program Day

Economic Prosperity: The "haves and the have-nots". To what extent is Australia an egalitarian society?

15 and 16 Nov: Overnight residential Closing Retreat

Leading to Learn. Taking a post-conventional frame into our leadership work to make the world a better place; commitments to community leadership into the future.

20 Nov: LV Presentation Dinner evening event

 Program Graduation

 * Unless otherwise indicated, the program session will be held in the JJ Clark Room, Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street Melbourne, or at a relevant, topical organisation within the City of Melbourne.

 Program fees

The program fee comprises both an organisational contribution and an individual participant contribution.

   Organisational Fee

Individual Fee 


Standard (corporate / government)

$8,500 + GST $950 $9,450 +GST


$7,200 + GST $950 $8,150 +GST

#Not-for-profit (NFP) is defined as registered charitable or similar standalone for-purpose organisation usually under $10M p.a. NFP does not include hospitals or any government department, authority or business enterprise.

Optional: Folio Plus

For those particpants keen to add an additonal 1:1 development opportunity to their Folio experience, we offer a customised extension package: Folio Plus. Augmenting core program content, this is a package of additional 1:1 support which further leverages your leadership learnings and how to apply these in your workplace and beyond.  
Folio Plus comprises three coaching sessions, a 1:1 Leadership Development Framework (LDF) debrief, optional 1:1 mentoring with an LV alumnus; and an additional (longitudinal) administration and 1:1 debrief of the LDF, following the Folio Plus individual program.

Folio Plus option fees:

Standard $4,560 + GST
NFP $3,765 + GST


Limited scholarships available (criteria apply). Individual charges or co-contributions may apply.

More information about the scholarship requirements, eligibility, and application process can be found here.

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit an online scholarship application, in addition to their online Folio application, by 6 March 2019.

For more information about Folio or how to apply ...

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Program details are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice.