Adaptive Leadership Intensive, Melbourne

Communications Innovator, Christopher Zinn, on the cover of the Adaptive Leadership Intensive brochure20 - 23 November 2012, Melbourne


This is a once a year opportunity to discover the unique and powerful Social Leadership Australia model. Explore what it means to exercise effective leadership in challenging environments.  Gain new insights, develop new skills and discover your ability to challenge the status quo and lead through change. 

Join us for a four day journey with leaders from across Victorias's corporate, government and not for profit sectors.  Discover how to work with others to generate breakthroughs on the most stubborn and complex challenges - the ones with multiple stakeholders, conflicting interests and no obvious solutions.

The Adaptive Leadership Intensive will both challenge and inspire you... and it will change the way you lead.

Find out more about the Adaptive Leadership Intensive in Melbourne. MORE >


Sydney Leadership 2013


Sydney Leadership is a once-a-year leadership development opportunity for motivated and high talent leaders from business, government and the community - people who want to make a difference in the world.

Combining the powerful Harvard Adaptive Leadership approach with direct learning in 'real-world' community settings, Sydney Leadership offers a learning experience like no other in Australia. This is a turning point program that will change how you work forever in just eight months.

Learn to:

- Understand and generate change on stubborn, complex problems

- Manage conflict, motivate and engage others to start working differently

- Shift the status quo and drive innovation in unexpected ways

- Open doors to new partnerships and collaborate across organisational and sector boundaries

Sydney Leadership will reconnect you with what inspired you and spur you to act on what matters most to you.

It will provide you with the skills to achieve your goals and introduce you to a new network of great people with whom to continue your journey. MORE >


Queensland Leadership 2012-13 Now Open

Queensland Leadership is Social Leadership Australia's flagship program to build the leadership capability of change agents from across the business, government and not-for-profit sectors in Queensland.

Offering an intensive year-long learning experience using the hallmark Social Leadership Australia model, which integrates the Adaptive Leadership model from Harvard with rigorous community engagement, Queensland Leadership will introduce you to a valuable network of peer leaders, expose you to unique and powerful new models of leadership, stretch your self-awareness and provide you with the leadership skills and resilience you need to make progress on the challenges you face.

Now in its fourth year, Queensland Leadership was modelled on the award-winning Sydney Leadership program, which has been running since 1999.

Program starts 19 September.

Find out more and download the Information Booklet on our Queensland Leadership 2012-13 pages. MORE >


Scholarships for country Queensland leaders

Six scholarships for participants from rural, remote and regional Queensland in Queensland Leadership—the acclaimed nine-month leadership program run by Social Leadership Australia (SLA), which starts this September—have been made possible with the support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. Designed to benefit country Queensland and offered to individuals who are motivated to make a difference in their communities, the scholarships are valued at $16,000 each and cover all costs associated with the program including travel, meals and accommodation.

The program starts 19 September.

Read the media release below or find out more on the Queensland Leadership page.


New report shows SLA delivers

Doug Taylor, CEO, United Way, Sydney (Sydney Leadership 2004); Elizabeth Giles, Manager, Homelessness Unit, City of Sydney (Sydney Leadership 2011)An independent evaluation has confirmed that Social Leadership Australia’s flagship leadership development program is a powerful agent for lasting change.

Operating since 1999, the annual Sydney Leadership program brings together up to 30 business, government and community sector leaders a year and develops their skills in a challenging ten month program that combines a Harvard leadership model with intense community engagement.

The aim of the program is to build a coalition of change agents with the skills to lead change in the most challenging and uncertain environments and help create positive impacts across the social spectrum. 
Sydney Leadership graduates now number close to 400, with an additional 69 leaders having also completed SLA’s sister program, Queensland Leadership.

Around 100 alumni were involved in the evaluation which was conducted by The Miller Group, specialists in social policy and management consultancy. MORE >

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