QLD Leadership Brisbane Intensive & Masterclasses

Sydney Leadership Alumnus, Christopher Zinn, on the cover of the brochureBrisbane Intensive & Masterclasses

Change is possible

Social Leadership Australia's new Queensland Leadership Intensive and masterclasses in Brisbane will bring sustained, world-class leadership development within your reach in 2013. Designed to foster new connections; generate new ideas and ways of working to address real-world challenges; and develop your skills in key leadership areas, this is a great opportunity to connect with a growing network of like-minded leaders and develop your capability to make a lasting positive impact in your work.

Complex problems—A new approach

Today's complex problems call for a new approach to leadership. 'Wicked' problems—the ones with multiple stakeholders and no obvious solution—require real leadership to solve. Real leadership starts with the understanding that businesses, government and not-for-profits all need to be part of the solution. It connects us with our deepest sense of purpose and a belief that it is possible to make the world a better place. But if we are to be successful in creating the change we want to see in the world, then we also need a highly developed leadership skill-set.

What the program includes

  • Personal leadership skills: develop your effectiveness as a leader; learn to work politically; how to use formal and informal authority; working with people with different viewpoints and using conflict to generate breakthroughs.
  • Learn the Harvard Adaptive Leadership model: diagnose the causes of complex problems and identify areas for potential intervention and experimentation to create new pathways to change.
  • Build local networks: connect with leaders from other sectors an areas and be a part of an enduring legacy of local leaders with a shared desire and ability to effect real change.


Our new masterclasses are designed to deepen your skills in key aspects of leadership. Working intensively with a group on your individual leadership challenge, they will provide unique opportunities to practise exercising leadership, with a focus on the core leadership skill areas:

  • Collaboration 
  • Innovation, Conflict & Growth and
  • Thinking and Working Politically

Graduates of the Intensive will become 'Social Leadership Australia Alumni' and be entitled to a discount on all masterclasses.

Cost & Applications


The cost of the Queensland Leadership Brisbane Intensive is $3,520 ($3,200 +GST).

Queensland Leadership Intensive participants become SLA Alumni and eligible for discounts at SLA events and masterclasses. They will also be invited to participate in Alumni-only events, including our new (free) Community of Practice workshops commencing in 2013.

To apply, download, complete and return the Queensland Leadership Brisbane Intensive application form below.

Upcoming dates TBC


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Contact us

Contact our Programs Coordinator, Jo Singleton t 07 3170 4618 or e joanne.singleton@benevolent.org.au for more information.