Championing courageous leadership

About us

Leadership Western Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that brings together leaders from the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors in a collaborative environment to inspire and enhance exemplary leadership. Since we began our work in 2004, our vision has been to foster a strong leadership philosophy and practice that goes beyond personal and professional development.

Leadership WA’s key objective is to build stronger communities through leadership development programs and courses, as well as social impact initiatives. Today’s leaders have the potential to make a real difference and Leadership WA’s alumni set the standard. Every year, experts from a wide variety of professional disciplines donate their time to provide strategic advice and support of an estimated value of over $4 million in skilled volunteering to not-for-profit and community entities and projects across Western Australia.

Our approach to leadership development

Our Leadership Programs embrace the use of reflective learning. This approach to learning encourages participants to examine their personal experiences, the experiences of their cohort and the experiences of the many highly influential external speakers who contribute throughout the Program. This approach ensures relevance, boosts self-confidence, and increases personal growth whilst challenging participants to question and critically assess their deeply-held assumptions and how they relate to the wider world.

In 2015 Murdoch University conducted a study with Leadership WA to assess the effectiveness of this approach. The study found that the Rising Leadership Program acts as both a compass, navigating participants into new self-discoveries; and as a beacon which participants can use to negotiate their inner discoveries. Through this reflective approach to leaning, Leadership WA Programs increase leadership wisdom, and graduates become better leaders in their organisations and the community, contributing their skills to building the capacity of others.

Leadership Western Australia has a commitment to mental health and wellbeing and is proud to be recognised as a Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace.

Leadership WA champions those who make a difference, who go on to impact the world from the valuable experiences and the journey on which we take them. Those who learn with us come from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience.

Leadership Western Australia

  • Is a peak body for leadership development in Western Australia
  • Holds diversity at the heart of everything they do
  • Connects community-minded people across sectors, ages, views and passions
  • Has its roots based in Western Australia with a global outlook
  • Has the inner drive and desire to make a difference to communities
  • Is curious and creative by nature.