This immersive and collaborative course, generously supported by the Disability Services Commission, builds leadership skills to enable people with lived experience, or working in the disability sector, to become more influential, confident and effective leaders. The leadership development course builds the capacity of passionate advocates to create sustainable communities that contribute to independence, self-determination and inclusivity for people with disability, their families, and carers.
We strongly encourage those with lived experience of disability (whether personally or as carers), as well as those who work in the sector to consider applying for this specialised course.
We are looking for passionate people who want to gain the skills and strategies necessary to lead the creation of sustainable communities that contribute to independence, self-determination and inclusivity for people with disability, their families and carers.
LeadAbility is a course specially designed for people with disability, sector employees and ambassadors in the disability sector:
with the potential to lead and generate change
with a clear personal vision and purpose
who want to work collaboratively on their own leadership development and the development of others
Across WA, people with disability make significant contributions through ambassadorship, policy-making, leadership and governance, especially in communities and businesses with a disability focus. LeadAbility will give participants the opportunity to:
Learn and apply strategies and systems for engaging and leading teams effectively.
Network with people with a broad range of experiences.
Discover how to apply leadership skills to benefit the workplace, community and society.
LeadAbility is a uniquely targeted 5-day course with interactive, engaging activities, including presentations, workshops and a group community project. The course is delivered by specialist facilitators and subject matter experts from the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.
Gain confidence and capacity to:
Lead and assert influence in the community
Create links between the disability sector and the wider community
Be a reputable voice for people with disability
Affect positive change
Assume greater leadership roles in your life, profession and community
Leaders with On-going Impact and Influence
Graduates are able to join the LeadAbility Community of Practice, a group of inspired leaders who share a concern and passion for the changes they can make. This active and supportive Community of Practice creates opportunities for the graduates to continue learning and collaborating through:
Coordinated and shared efforts for change and social impact
Sharing of knowledge, skills and ideas
Sharing of outcomes and resources
Peer support network
Discussing developments and responses in the sector
Developing group and individual understanding of what is leadership.
Understanding values-based and authentic leadership.
Understanding Yourself as a Leader
Developing an understanding of your personality style.
Identifying your natural leadership style and strengths.
Leading in Teams
Developing an understanding of the group’s dynamics.
Developing an understanding of the participants’ natural leadership styles and how to work effectively with each other.
Understanding decision making styles.
Being an effective and collaborative member of a project team.
Leading in Organisations and the Community
Building networks and supports.
Identifying problems or opportunities in your community, workplace and other spheres of influence.
Developing action plans.
Focusing on Citizenship and Contributing to a Sustainable Future
Putting it all together.
Your role as a citizen and leader.
Induction to LeadAbility Community of Practice for on-going development, engagement and social impact.
2017 Course Dates
March to May
Experience 1: 1 March
Experience 2: 24 March
Experience 3: 6 April
Experience 4: 26 April
Experience 5: 8 May
Experience 6 and Graduation: 30 May
June to October
Experience 1: 28 June
Experience 2: 14 July
Experience 3: 8 August
Experience 4: 12 September
Experience 5: 20 September
Experience 6 and Graduation: 18 October
Bankwest Place 300 Murray Street, Perth
This is a state-of-the-art building in the Perth CBD, close to all transport.
Cost: Although there is no organisational cost, there is an individual cost of $250.00 per person. LeadAbility is generously supported by the Disability Services Commission who share our vision to support leaders build sustainable communities that contribute to independence, self-determination and inclusivity for people with disability, their families and carers.
What a graduate and the course manager say about LeadAbility
2015 LeadAbility participant
LeadAbility gave me the confidence to realise that I could be a leader and help others.
Gene Howell, Leadership Development Manager
LeadAbility was designed for those with the potential to lead and generate change, and for those who want to work collaboratively on their own leadership development and that of others.