Sydney Leadership

Challenge yourself. Change your world.

Sydney Leadership is for inspirational and driven Australians from all sectors ready for a new approach to tackling our tough cross sector issues.

Over 8 months, Sydney Leadership will develop your awareness, skills, courage and resilience to lead complex change.  If you are ready to be challenged and moved out of your comfort zone, develop new perspectives and take your personal and professional growth to another level, you will definitely find Sydney Leadership the right fit for you.

With a reputation for being a transformative learning experience, the program combines cutting edge methodologies with world class teaching based on the Harvard Adaptive Leadership model.

You'll learn to work more authentically and equip yourself with a sophisticated new leadership skill set to really make a difference in your work, your life and your community.

Our graduates have gone on to achieve amazing results in their role, organisation and communities. Their experiences inspire and equip them in continuing their journey to build a better Australia.

From CEOs and senior managers to up-and-coming talent with real potential to make a difference, this is a program for people with intelligence, courage, determination and generosity of spirit.

Successful participants will join the Social Leadership Australia alumni community, a strong and engaged life-long group. Alumni work together on highly relevant issues providing an opportunity to connect and learn from each other’s unique talents.


Want to find out more?

Join us for a free breakfast information event and get the opportunity to talk to us and our alumni. Dates to be confirmed.


What do our Alumni say?

Alumni report significant positive changes in their personal, professional and community lives as a result of their participation in Sydney leadership. Watch our Alumni Reflections video to hear their experiences.




2017 Program Dates


Program Activity


23 - 25 February 2017

Opening Retreat (residential)

3 days, 2 nights

23 - 24 March 2017

Program Days 1 and 2

2 days

27 - 28 April 2017

Program Days 3 and 4

2 days

25 - 27 May 2017

Canberra Study Tour (residential)

3 days, 2 nights

22 - 23 June 2017


Half day + 1 day

27 - 28 July 2017

Skills Development 1 and 2

2 days

24 - 25 August 2017

Skills Development 3 and 4

2 days

21 - 22 September 2017

Closing Retreat (residential)

2 days, 1 night

19 October 2017


6.00 – 9.00pm

Applications for Sydney Leadership 2017 are opening soon.


To register your interest for Sydney Leadership 2017 or for all other program inquiries, please contact Julie Ahern on 02 8262 3585 or Lauren Townend on 02 8262 3588. You can also explore the links on the right of this page or download the Sydney Leadership brochure.