Understanding yourself as a leader is the foundation of being an authentic, effective leader. The program explores individual strengths and weaknesses and how to harness these for maximum effectiveness as a leader.
Through engagement with leaders in the WA community and learning from their leadership experiences and insights, new perspectives and thinking are fostered. The opportunity to work directly with a community organisation on a project to effect change builds essential skills of consultation, collaboration and project management. The program develops strong connections between participants who, as graduates, may become a part of Leadership WA’s strong and inspiring Alumni.
The Rising Leadership Program is for people who are ready to explore who they are as leaders and discover how they can reach their full leadership potential. A leader who aspires to take on greater leadership roles and would like to be equipped with the confidence and capacities needed to do this is the ideal candidate for this unique program.
Participants in the program will:
Develop a strong understanding of who they are as a leader
Develop the confidence and capacities to negotiate complex challenges
Develop the capacity to coach and positively influence their teams to achieve performance goals
Benefit from the mentorship from more experienced leaders
Learn how to engage effectively with community, using their skills to make a meaningful difference in WA.
The program is structured around a series of carefully designed experiences. Each experience focuses on key leadership themes, which the participants explore through engagement with each other and guest speakers, self-exploration and dynamically structured group discussion. Guest speakers include key influential leaders within the community and provide insights both into their private and corporate lives which most people would not normally have the opportunity to access. Development is embedded into every day through reflective practices.
As a participant in the program, you will gain greater leadership knowledge, ability and confidence to:
Understand issues of importance
Be self-aware with connection to purpose
Self-reflect and question existing value systems
Understand complexity and interconnectedness
Work with ambiguity and take informed risks
Make wiser, more informed and collaborative decisions.
The program is structured around a series of carefully designed leadership experiences to ensure learning is individual, meaningful and transferable.
Each experience day includes:
In-depth exploration of a key leadership focus
Discussion of leadership within a contemporary Western Australian context
Collaborative leadership action on community projects.
Programs commence in March 2017 and June 2017.
2017 March Program Experience Dates:
Orientation – 9-10 March
The best leaders are the best learners – 29 March
Influence through self-awareness – 27 April
Values are the anchor – 11 May
Visionary leadership – 31 May
The imperfect leader – 20 June
Trusting yourself and trusting others – 18 July
Challenge ignites greatness – 4 August
The power of a personal brand – 15 August
Leadership is an affair of the heart – 7 September
Graduation (evening) – 7 September
2017 June Program Experience Dates:
Orientation – 8-9 June
The best leaders are the best learners – 29 June
Influence through self-awareness – 21 July
Values are the anchor – 10 August
Visionary leadership – 5 September
The imperfect leader – 21 September
Trusting yourself and trusting others – 11 October
Challenge ignites greatness – 26 October
The power of a personal brand – 7 November
Leadership is an affair of the heart – 23 November
Graduation (evening) – 23 November
Organisational Fee: $6,820
plus Personal Fee: $660 Includes GST.
Includes all program costs. Excludes transport to and from seminars and personal expenses.
Scholarships and fee discounts
Applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of their personal or organisational financial situation. Applicants may be eligible to apply for consideration of a fee discount or scholarship support.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
This experiential program brings together participants from the corporate, government and not-for-profit
• Explore who they are as leaders
• Build on their strengths
• Discover how to take on greater leadership roles.
Learn through a range of real-life scenarios that demonstrate alternative responses to leadership
challenges. Explore the boundaries of your leadership and how to use your influence for impact.
What alumni say about the Rising Leadership Program
Justine Colyer, FLWA Chief Executive Officer RISE
Being a part of a Leadership WA program isn’t just about being challenged and inspired for one year.It’s about carrying what you’ll learn in that time with you in everything you do. It’s about applying it to how you think and how you make your mark on the world around you. I’m proud to be a part of a network of Alumni who pull together to improve the lives of Western Australians every single day.
Katherine Browne, State Coordinator CREATE Foundation
The Rising Leadership Program and Leadership WA have provided a platform to for me to learn and grow as a leader, be challenged and reflect, as well as being able to access support, advice and a network of like-minded professionals.