New Indigenous Leaders program now open

An initiative of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), the Social Leadership Initiative for Indigenous Leaders is an opportunity for Indigenous leaders and emerging leaders from all sectors of Australian life to come together and learn new ways to make progress on the issues that matter most to them, to their organisations and to their communities. 

Read more and download the brochure and application form on our Social Leadership Intensive for Indigenous Leaders page.


New Educational Leadership program now open

Sydney Leadership graduate, Larissa Treskin, on the cover of the Good To Great brochureThis exciting new program targeted at senior educational leaders from across the nationGood to Greatrepresents a new direction in educational leadership in Australia.

A partnership between the Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi) and Social Leadership Australia (SLA), its aim is to open up new ways of working to make real, enduring change on the issues that matter most to the future of Australian education; to create a social movement that empowers schools and school leaders to take back the debate and set future agendas for policy and investment.

The program will bring together a diversity of the best educational leaders in Australia to engage with industries, communities, systems and structures beyond the sector: to take a fresh, holistic approach to leadership and change the way we think about what it means to build great people and great communities. MORE >


Adaptive Leadership Intensive Now Open

Cover of the Adaptive Leadership Intensive brochure

The Adaptive Leadership Intensive is a unique 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. 

“The program provided a systemic approach to tackle complex issues, whilst giving me an opportunity to step back, reflect, observe and synthesise my learning before returning to the workplace. I immediately transferred my learnings from the program not only into the workplace but also in my personal life."

— Jean Clendinning, Organisational Development Executive, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Find out more about the Adaptive Leadership Intensive.

Places in this once-a-year program are limited.

The deadline for applications has been extended to 17 July 2012.


New Initiatives in 2012

Sydney Leadership Alumni on the cover of the SLA ProspectusSocial Leadership Australia is delighted to announce plans to expand its reach and impact in 2012.

Since our beginning 13 years ago we have grown from a single program into a centre that consults on adaptive issues, delivers customised social leadership programs and offers a suite of open enrolment programs and events. We now work with hundreds of people a year who are interested in making positive change in their world … in business, in government and in the not-for-profit sector.
We have continued to extend ourselves, both as a centre and a community of alumni. 2011 was an exciting year of growth but this year we hope to achieve even more.

For 2012 we have redefined our purpose to something more ambitious: to shift the thinking and practice of leadership in Australia for social impact. MORE >


SLA Alumni in the news

Anna Rose's portrait on the Purves Environmental Fund website galleryAnna Rose
A documentary featuring the co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Change Coalition and Sydney Leadership 2010 alumnus, Anna Rose, who embarked on a 60,000km trip around the world with climate conservative and Coalition heavyweight, Nick Minchin, will be screened on ABC TV at 8.30pm on 26 April 2012. Called I Can Change Your Mind About Climate, the program will be followed by a special Q&A: The Climate Debate at 9.30pm. MORE >

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