The SLA online community is a place for connecting and networking with people who are engaged in creating a new culture of leadership in Australia. People interested in real leadership for real progress – whatever that might mean to us.

Originally a network of SLA program graduates, dating back to 1999, with the launch of this new website, the

SLA 'community' has now expanded to include anyone who is passionate about new approaches to leadership to create the change we want to see in the world.


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Once you become a member you can interact with colleagues by blogging, participate in online discussions, post news and events, advertise job opportunities, share resources and search for expertise amongst other members by area of interest.

Our aim has been to keep the site as simple and intuitive as possible. Having said that, we realise there may be some fine-tuning to do. And we encourage you to feedback if there’s anything you think we need to work on.

How this site works will be determined by the culture established by its users.

Okay, so where do I start?

Complete your profile

Click on "your profile" tab top right then select edit on your profile page.

A completed profile will enable others to connect with you, discover what you are doing, what you have done, your projects and interests. SLA receives many enquiries about connecting with individuals with leadership training and experience and about projects and initiatives that are underway or in development. An up to date profile will enable greater connections and increased opportunities.

Please let us know what you are working on, what your challenges are and how the SLA Community might be able to help. There is an abundance of knowledge and experience between us.


Interested in a particular issue? Want to link in with other people who share the same interest? Click on a tag in the tag cloud (bottom right) to get a listing of all the relevant content that has been posted. Click on the post author to view their profile and find details of what they are doing around this issue. Explore ways to link in.

Post - Event - Job - Resource

Post information you’d like to share with the network – photos, videos, research papers, your upcoming event, job opportunities, articles or links to other sites and projects.

Click the relevant action under 'ADD NEW >>' to share your information with the network.

Content Guidelines

This site was built to encourage rigorous debate and you should freely express yourself and your point of view while treating others with courtesy and respect.

You are responsible for any content you post and should be aware that what you post can remain online indefinitely and may be found through search engines or online archives.

There are a number of opportunities provided for showcasing, publishing and linking to your work. But please do not use the community for undue or unsuitable promotion. This could take the form of: off-topic or repeated promotion of personal activity, commercial or professional services, or other websites/networks; fundraising activity; or repeated linking or spamming behaviour. The SLA Community welcomes collaboration and integration with the work of other people, organisations and networks - but not without relevance to the community.

If you refer to information you found on this site we ask that you acknowledge the SLA Community and attribute the URL of the relevant SLA Community page.


Tell us what you think in a new post or by adding a comment to a "feedback" post. We're interested in your feedback on the site – let us know if there’s something you’d like to see, or raise any concerns about current content.


Posted by Margaret Miller
13th March 2011

Dear all I’ve been invited to review a blog on “The future of corporate social responsibility”. It’s part of an on line discussion set up by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) in Victoria. (It’s a joint initiative of WorkSafe Victoria, the Transport Accident Commission and Monash University.) The Institute wants to develop research that will lead eventually to: • Fewer and less severe occupational injuries and diseases; and • Improved health, vocational and social outcomes. I am wondering if you would like to join this blog on corporate social responsibility? If so, please let me know your preferred email and I will send them your email details so you can get a formal invitation. Best wishes, Margaret MillerCorporate Relations ManagerDelta Electricity

Midnight Basketball Australia Key National Community Role

Posted by Tess White
13th March 2011

Hi All, Midnight Basketball Australia is a rapidly growing national charity seeking a Communities Manager. The Midnight Basketball program is run by communities and combines the power of sport with compulsory educational workshops and runs on Saturday Nights. Our dynamic, innovative and friendly head office team works hard and smart and sets unashamedly high bars. This key national role requires excellent management skills to oversee a portfolio of communities, advising them in the implementation of the Midnight Basketball program including the web-based portal, and the program’s wider objectives including the Positive Images media campaign. Some requirements include: • Exceptional relationship development skills • Track record of success • Be a self-disciplined, self-starter, focused on outcomes as well as questioning the status quo • Excellent project management and computer skills mandatory This is a full-time weekday role which includes national travel for training and support, and some visits to Saturday night tournaments. Our offices are in Martin Place in central Sydney with a great office environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss the role further. Kind regards, Tess.

Board positions at Home Hospice

Posted by martin paul
13th March 2011

Dear Alumni Friends A wonderful organisation that supports people to die at home, in comfort and surrounded by loved ones rather than in the alien and frightening environment of a hospital is seeking volunteer directors. Home Hospice works with the community to enable people to die at home and is a catalyst for social change around dying and death. They are particularly keen to find people with legal, fundraising, entrepreneurial and health backgrounds. Please feel free to call Nick Toonen, CEO, at 02 9334 1916 for any further information. Martin Paul

From Secret Women's Business to Women In Leadership Dialogue (WILD)

Posted by Meredith Turnbull
13th March 2011

Earlier in the year we sent out an invitation for women to participate in two retreats focussing on gender, leadership and power. We were quite overwhelmed by the interest this initiative generated from women from all walks of life. We are now planning for the second retreat in May. We thought it would be good to provide an update on what we got up to, how you can find out more about what happened in February and participate in some of the exercises, and how, if you want to, you can get involved in the May retreat. At the February retreat, we decided to change the name of this project to Women In Leadership Dialogue (WILD). The February Retreat In mid February 13 women met at the beautiful Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat and challenged ourselves to look honestly and openly at our role and then worked together as a group to look at how we as women work for and against gender, where we exercise leadership and when and how we use our power. It's hard to convey what the weekend was like. As individuals and as a group, we naturally took different things away from it. If any of the following info piques your interest then I hope you will be able to join us for either a one day workshop on Sunday 18th April in Sydney or the next weekend retreat in May when we return to the nurturing Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat. Here are two quotes from the weekend. MORE >

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