Signature Leadership Program

ENGAGE. EXPLORE.EXCEL.LEAD.

Exemplary leadership begins with self-awareness, self-mastery, and understanding. Leadership Western Australia’s Signature Program inspires and transforms leaders from the private, government, and not for profit sectors. Our leading-edge, experiential framework provides the basis to understand your strengths and motivators, harness your resilience, and explore how you can make a meaningful difference in your family, your organisation, and the state.lwa_ripple-signature

Commit to a carefully curated journey of 21 experiences in a year-long program that will stretch you intellectually and personally, as you develop your own courageous, powerful, and authentic leadership.
Leadership WA graduates join an influential alumni network that comes together regularly to continue
to grow and learn, and to give back by contributing expertise and time to social impact activities across WA.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Signature Leadership Program takes participants on a journey of exploration in self-awareness, self-mastery, and understanding the complex and dynamic context of Western Australia. Participants explore leadership through the lens of current and future issues and engage with a range of inspirational leaders who candidly share insights to their experiences and challenges. Participants also have the opportunity to share stories, difficulties and solutions with peers from a diverse range of sectors, backgrounds and industries.

The 2018 Signature Leadership Program includes:

  • Ongoing interaction with a strong network of diverse leaders
  • Residential opening and closing retreats (accommodation and catering included)
  • Eleven full-day experiences
  • Two three-day field trips to regional Western Australia (flights, accommodation, and catering included)
  • Interaction and discussion on leadership with influential leaders from across the State
  • Access to topical readings and resources
  • Access to an online community to foster meaningful connections with other leaders
  • Shared learnings

Each experience runs from 8.30am to 5.30pm and includes:

  • In-depth exploration of key issues facing Western Australia
  • Discussion of leadership examples specific to
    Western Australia

Featured extras include:

  • 4 Executive Coaching sessions with an Accredited Coach
  • Access to program mentorship from the Alumni community
  • Invitations to exclusive alumni events, including site visits
  • Opportunity to access additional Executive Coaching, at Leadership WA rates

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Through experiential methodologies and working with people with diverse backgrounds and world views you
will:

  • Improve your accountability, identity and opportunity in all areas of life
  • Increase access to strategic information from a wide range of sources, across sectors and levels
  • Expand your personal and professional networks
  • Deep dive into 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
  • Reach peak personal performance and resilience
  • Make wiser, better informed and collaborative decisions

Leaders will develop the understanding, skills and confidence to manage their own resilience and lead
with energy and authenticity by maximising personal presence and impact, and managing their own levels of resilience.

BENEFITS FOR YOUR ORGANISATION
By supporting a participant in the program, your organisation will gain a more thoughtful, better connected leader who

  • Understands how to maximise his/her strengths to be a more effective leader within your organisation
  • Demonstrates an increased understanding of challenges and opportunities in Western Australia across sectors and industries
  • Shares new insights and information with teams and colleagues
  • Contributes to informed decision-making as a leader in your organisation
  • Connects to significant cross-sector networks
  • Makes an impact in the community sector

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The 2018 Signature Leadership Program includes:

  • Residential opening and closing retreats
  • Eleven full-day experiences
  • Two field trips to regional Western Australia
  • Site visits (optional)
  • Pre-reading, action learning and reflective practice

Each experience runs from 8.30am to 5.30pm and includes:

  • In-depth exploration of key issues facing Western Australia
  • Discussion of leadership examples specific to Western Australia

PROGRAM DETAILS

Leadership WA’s premium leadership development program offers a ten-month facilitated program. This includes one full day every 2-4 weeks, on-site visits, two field trips into the regions of Western Australia, two retreats, guest speakers, two retreats, guest speakers, PRINT psychometric testing and professional development sessions.

2018 Program Experience Dates:

  • Opening Retreat – 8-10 February
  • Governors Welcoming Tea (time TBC) – 15 February
  • Visioning – 1 March
  • Our WA Identity – 22 March
  • Justice – 11 April
  • WA in the World – 2 May
  • Regional Field Trip – 23-25 May
  • Public Opinion and Political Leadership – 7 June
  • Mid-Year Reflection – 28 June
  • Education – 19 July
  • Innovation – 9 August
  • Regional Field Trip – 29-31 August
  • Resources – 20 September
  • Health and Wellbeing – 10 October
  • Diversity and Citizenship – 1 November
  • Closing Retreat  -15-16 November
  • Graduation  – 21 November

PROGRAM FEES

Organisational fee: $12,155
Personal fee: $2,255
Total Investment: $14,410
Includes GST and all program costs, including experiences, retreats, field trip travel and accommodation. Excludes transport to and from experiences and personal expenses.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT
In 2015 we completed a research study with Murdoch University which identified that through our methodologies
and reflection practice we increase leadership wisdom. Leadership WA graduates become leaders in their
organisations and the community, and contribute their skills to building the capacity of others.

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

The Signature Leadership Program is for senior professionals who want to expand and enhance their
capacity to be influential leaders in their organisations and the broader community. The program’s effectiveness is grounded in the magic that happens when a mix of leaders from the corporate, small business, not for profit and government sectors go through this transformational journey together.

Leadership WA’s programs build strong connections between participants, who, as graduates, become a part of Leadership WA’s strong and inspiring alumni network.

What alumni say about the Signature Leadership Program

2014 Signature Leadership Program participant

12 months of accelerated learning with unprecedented exposure to industry and community leaders. The format of the program is unique and challenges individuals to think deeply as to their role and contribution not just to the workplace but the community as a whole.

Jason Ricketts FLWA Managing Partner Australia, Herbert Smith Freehills

There really is nothing else like Leadership WA for developing the true potential of the deep pool of talent
we have in Western Australia. Leadership WA’s most important achievement is the role it plays in shaping
our future leaders. Graduates thrive personally and professionally and in turn they enrich the world around them.