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What the process involves.

Completed application forms can be returned by post or email to the address on the forms. Remember to save the completed forms before submitting them.

An interview time will be arranged with you. The interview is challenging and different from traditional formats. Offers will be made for a place on Sydney Leadership 2017 after the completion of the interview process. Further arrangements for program preparation will be sent to successful applicants.

Selection criteria

Sydney Leadership is for people who are prepared to challenge themselves and to be changed by their experience. Commitment is a key factor in selection—the desire and determination to commit to the program, to your own learning and development, to other participants, to innovation, to making a difference, and to the broader community.

Selection for Sydney Leadership is competitive and places will be offered to up to 30 participants.

You will be assessed on:

  • your experience in demonstrating authority, either formally or informally;
  • your ability to be reflective about your own practice and to work with feedback;
  • your capacity to articulate how you think you could impact true change;
  • your readiness to put your plans, thoughts and feelings into action; and
  • your openness to personal growth and change.


Some scholarships are available for leaders primarily from the not for profit and community sectors for Sydney Leadership in 2017. Find out more on our Scholarships page.

To discuss your application

To discuss any aspect of your application for Sydney Leadership, please call Julie Ahern on 02 8262 3585 or email We are happy to answer any questions on the phone or to arrange a time to meet and discuss face to face.

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