Leading Learning: The Purpose, Role & Practice of Leadership Development is a first for Australia: an intensive 6 day masterclass designed especially for senior professionals with responsibility for leadership and change.
Focusing on the act of leadership development as, in itself, a leadership challenge, Leading Learning is an opportunity to discover SLA's innovative and powerful approach to leadership development, which combines the Adaptive Leadership model taught by Professor Ron Heifetz at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government with rigorous community engagement. SLA teaches leadership with social purpose and it teaches Adaptive Leadership the way it is meant to be taught - hands-on, in real time.
Participants in our 2011 program reported a powerful and unexpected learning experience that delivered real, practical skills with immediate applicability. MORE >
Senior decision-makers from business, government and not-for-profits embark on a year-long leadership journey starting this month in Sydney. Organisations involved include GetUp! Stockland, GenerationOne, the RAAF, the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability, Johnson & Johnson Medical and Suncorp.
Other participants in the year-long Sydney Leadership program, which starts on 22 February, include an investigation officer with the Australian Human Rights Commission, a mining consultant and the director of the National Ageing Research Institute and consultant to the CSIRO.
More than 630 people discovered a new approach to leadership as SLA expanded its work with new programs and customised approaches for diverse new clients in business, government and the community in 2011. This represents a 20% increase on last year’s numbers, in a total of 27 programs in Queensland, NSW and Victoria and the Northern Territory.
* The leadership risks and opportunities when authority is under scrutiny * Social leadership’s role in growing capability and innovation * Leadership in a time of crisis and change and * Exercising leadership and staying ‘on purpose’ while working with the media. MORE >
The Head of Social Leadership Australia, Robbie Macpherson, has announced he will be leaving his role at the end of the year.
Robbie started with The Benevolent Society eleven years ago as one of the program directors for Sydney Leadership and became Head of Social Leadership Australia (SLA) in 2006. Since then he has overseen the growth and expansion of the centre from a single program for 30 leaders to a thriving social business which consults on adaptive issues and delivers dozens of customised and open enrolment leadership programs each year. SLA now works with hundreds of people who are interested in making positive change in their world across the business, government and not-for-profit sectors.
“The decision to leave has not been an easy one to make,” said Robbie.
“My belief in the work of SLA and The Benevolent Society is completely undiminished. I have enjoyed the most incredibly challenging, stimulating and rewarding decade or so, and have had the privilege of working alongside an incredible group of committed, skilled colleagues. MORE >