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.

Glovebox Guide to Mental Health - Raising awareness of mental health issues in regional and remote Queensland - can you help?

Posted by Jo Singleton
6th August 2013

Julia Telford (QLD LP 11 - 12 alumni) is currently working on a project about mental health in regional and rural QLD.  She is looking for contacts within relevant organisations to help her find positive stories of successful recovery and treatment of people with mental health issues to be included in a exciting initiative.

The following is written by Julia:

Project Aim:
Tie Up the Black Dog Committee and Queensland Country Life are working on an exciting initiative to raise awareness of mental health issues in regional and remote Queensland.
We invite DDSWQ Medical Local to join with us in sponsoring the production of a “Glovebox Guide to Mental Health.” This A4 lift-out magazine supplement will be an accessible and easy to read document containing validated clinical information, links to further information sources and personal stories of recovery and resilience. It will be inserted into 46,000 copies of QCL, North Queensland Register and North West Star and will be launched in mid-October 2013 during Mental Health Week. MORE >

Do you want to learn innovative techniques to effectively engage and facilitate groups?

Posted by Synergistiq
23rd July 2013

Learn and practice tools and strategies designed to engage diverse groups, team, communities and organisations in collaboration and learning.

This three day event (23 - 25 September 2013) is organised by Synergistiq in partnership with Melbourne Citymission and annecto.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, and to register, please click here.

Do you want to learn innovative techniques to effectively engage and facilitate groups?

Posted by Synergistiq
23rd July 2013

Learn and practice tools and strategies designed to engage diverse groups, teams, communities and organisations in collaboration and learning.

This three day event (23 - 25 September 2013) is organised by Synergistiq in partnership with Melbourne Citymission and annecto.

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please click here.

Start Some Good

Posted by Stephen Couling
16th July 2013

Hi folks - here is a short video about a project with which I am involved.... doing important work. Project Australia is raising funds to publish a book to help Australia Not-For-Profit/Community groups Start, Scale and Sustain wonderful life changing projects. Can you help with a donation ? Go here : http://startsomegood.com/handbook

Run City2Surf for The Benevolent Society

Posted by Wendy Wilson
19th June 2013

Help The Benevolent Society raise funds to support disadvantaged children by running, jogging or walking for us as a Gold Charity participant in this year's City2Surf. As a Gold Charity participant you'll receive entry into the world's largest run, a start place in the Gold Zone which is just behind the elite and red start runners, a Benevolent Society team shirt and cap, a gold bib, fundraising support from a friendly team plus the knowledge that you are making positive change in children's lives.The race is on Sunday 11th August 2013.

We ask our charity runners to work to a $1,000 per person fundraising goal, which we can help and support you with. If you already registered to run you can still run and fundraise with us. For more information contact Wendy Wilson on wendy.wilson@benevolent.org.au , 02 82623563 or Anita Howell anita.howell@benevolent.org.au, 02 82623543. Ready to run, jog or walk? Find out how at www.benevolent.org.au/city2surf

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