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Leading with Purpose

7-8 February 2024 (SOLD OUT)
18-19 Ju
ne 2024
20-21 November 2024


For public purpose leaders who wish to advance their skills and capabilities. This program will give participants access to insights from experienced leaders via a collaborative, supportive and practical delivery model.   

Delivery Approach

There are two levels of participation - Standard and Gold Standard.


Standard participation requires a two-day intensive workshop participation on-site in Melbourne. 

Gold standard also includes a deep dive into your leadership style and your leadership reputation. Using an empirical data-driven tool, participants will receive a report and a 1:1 coaching session on how different government audiences (Ministers, peers, teams) perceive your leadership approach. This will include strategies to maximise your strengths and manage your risk areas.

Participant Commitment


  • Two-day intensive session in Melbourne CBD, including after-hours networking event.


Gold Standard 

  • Two-day intensive in Melbourne CBD, including after-hours networking event 

  • 30-60 minute survey with flexible completion (at a time that suits the participant)

  • 1.5-hour feedback and coaching on leadership style and reputation. This will address strategies to manage how others perceive participants’ strengths and to mitigate derailing behaviours (at a time that suits the participant).

Who should enrol?

This program will support leaders who are facing multiple and complex challenges while concurrently developing as a public purpose leader. It is recommended for those looking to advance their leadership journey and new/acting leaders seeking to make a fast and successful start.   

Program Details

The program will run over two consecutive days in Melbourne and require in-person participation.


Day 1: Delivering Public Purpose


Day one will provide a framework for leaders to understand their role in the public purpose sector and define how they can best succeed as leaders.  The program will enable participants to connect with colleagues while engaging with experts in the field of public purpose leadership, including a First Nations perspective. 


The day will focus on advice from experts on how to apply tested strategies to maximise leadership success, including considering the role of allies and champions, influencers and decision-makers. 



Day 2: Leading with Political Nous

A former Minister and Chief of Staff will take participants behind the curtain of political drivers to provide insights into how to influentially and successfully navigate relationships with Ministers and their offices.   This will include consideration of the role of the media in public policy.

These sessions will be conducted with openness and candour so that participants leave with a greater understanding of the nuance and importance of political nous and the role it can play in being a successful public purpose leader.  


Both days will be a mix of presentations, panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions.


18-19 June 2024, Melbourne- Apply Now

20-21 November, 2024 Melbourne- Apply Now



Standard: $5,500 plus GST 

Gold: $7,000 plus GST

Leading with Purpose was insightful, practical and above all invigorating. What a wonderful opportunity to talk to successful senior leaders who were all so humble, accommodating and generous with their knowledge and insights.
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