Adaptive Leadership for Social Impact Masterclass



Join Social Leadership Australia for a thought provoking Masterclass about the fundamentals of Adaptive Leadership and how it is useful for leading change and creating lasting social impact.


During this class you will be introduced to the Adaptive Leadership Framework and its purpose in leading adaptive change. Masterclass participants will then develop a deeper and more advanced understanding of how individuals, organisations and communities can benefit.


What will I take away from the Adaptive Leadership for Social Impact Masterclass?

Participants at the Adaptive Leadership for Social Impact Masterclass will:

  • Learn a powerful, pragmatic and transferable leadership model that can be used in personal, organisational and community settings.
  • Reconnect with their deepest sense of purpose.
  • Develop practical skills in leading complex change including ways to manage conflict, collaborate with diverse stakeholders and partner across organisational and sector boundaries.
  • Increase their awareness of their own behavioural patterns and how they impact others.
  • Develop greater understanding of group dynamics.
  • Gain new impetus to act on the toughest problems they face.


Who is this class for?

This Masterclass is for people who are leading systemic change within their organisation, leading social reform across government and the non-government sectors, working in collaboration across functions, organisations, sectors, cultures or communities and who are seeking to build their adaptive leadership capacity for social impact. Participants in the Masterclass will develop a deeper an understanding of how individuals, organisations and communities can benefit from the adaptive leadership framework.


Event Details

Date: TBC

Pricing - GST inclusive

  • Alumni of Social Leadership Australia | $990
  • Not-for-profit and Individual Sole Traders | $1,210
  • Corporate or Government | $1,540


For more information please contact: Nathalie Kats
t 02 8262 3582



Lisa Ryan

Lisa Ryan is an experienced leader and manager committed to achieving better results for the community through building the capability of the performance of the public and non-government sectors to address complex social issues.
Having worked across front-line service delivery, health promotion, adult education and policy, Lisa is very experienced in working with the opportunities for, and barriers to, making progress. Lisa works with services to identify shared purpose and building shared commitment to achieving organisational priorities, and then uses system reform, team and organisational development and individual coaching to achieve sustainable change.

Associate Professor Gianni Zappalà

Gianni is an Adjunct Assoc/Professor with the Centre for Social Impact where he has taught Graduate courses and workshops in Corporate Responsibility, Social Impact Assessment and Spiritual-based leadership. From 2003 to 2016, he was Director of Orfeus Research, a boutique consultancy that assisted organisations demonstrate their social impact. In 2016 he founded Orfeus SQ, which helps people and organisations achieve meaningful social impact by applying the principles of Spiritual Intelligence (SQ).

Gianni has held teaching, research and policy positions at the Universities of Sydney, Cambridge, Wollongong, the ANU, Parliament House Canberra, NSW Government agencies and The Smith Family. He has degrees in Economics & Politics from the universities of Sydney, London and Cambridge, and has taught and published on a wide range of social and economic policy issues including Corporate Responsibility, Spirituality and Business and social impact assessment.