Rising Leadership Program

INSPIRE. INFLUENCE. LEAD. TRANSFORM.

The Rising Leadership Program equips mid-level professionals with the tools to become authentic and effective leaders in the workplace.

Over 6 months and ten interactive experience days, the Rising Program fosters new perspectives and thinking on leadership. It explores individual strengths and weaknesses and shows how to harness these for maximum effectiveness as a leader.

Participants have unique and privileged access to Western Australian’s most qualified and insightful leaders across private, community and government sectors. When selecting our program participants, we gather together diversity of thought, industries and experience to create a rich learning environment.

The Rising Leadership Program is for mid-level professionals from the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors looking to explore who they are as leaders, build on their strengths, and discover how to take on greater leadership roles.

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.

If you would like to get in touch to speak about the Rising Leadership Program or be connected with an Alumni who can speak about their experience, please contact the Leadership WA office on 08 9369 6777.

Apply now for early 2019.

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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

In the Rising Leadership Program, participants explore who they are as leaders and discover how they can reach their full leadership potential. The ideal candidate for this unique program is a mid-level professional who aspires to take on greater leadership roles within their organization.

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 of more experienced leaders
  • Learn how to engage effectively with community, using their skills to make a meaningful difference in WA.
  • Learn about their unconscious motivators through PRINT psychometric testing and debriefing

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 from across the state, who 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.

The Rising Leadership Program explores a variety of themes that speak to different areas of your personal and professional development. In 2019, these may include:

  • You Can Make a Difference
  • Opening the Door to Influence
  • Framing Your Values
  • Leading With Vision
  • The Courage to Change
  • The Credible Leader
  • Resilience to Succeed
  • Developing Your Best-Self
  • The Ongoing Connection

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

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.

PROGRAM DATES

Each experience runs from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

March Cohort:

Applications Close: 4 Feb 2019

Orientation & Experience 1: 13 March to 15 March 2019
Experience 2: 3 April 2019
Experience 3: 30 April 2019
Experience 4: 17 May 2019
Experience 5: 10 June 2019
Experience 6: 4 July 2019
Experience 7: 30 July 2019
Experience 8: 19 August 2019
Experience 9: 4 September 2019
Experience 10 & Graduation: 27 September 2019

 

July Cohort:

Applications Close: 10 June 2019

Orientation & Experience 1: 22 July to 24 July 2019
Experience 2: 12 August 2019
Experience 3: 2 September 2019
Experience 4 & 5: 19 September & 20 September 2019
Experience 6: 16 October 2019
Experience 7 & 8: 4 November & 5 November 2019
Experience 9: 19 November 2019
Experience 10 & Graduation: 5 December 2019

PROGRAM FEES

Organisational Fee: $6,820
plus Personal Fee: $660
Includes GST.

Includes all program costs. Excludes transport to and from seminars and personal expenses.

If necessary, we can arrange for a payment schedule and also assist with providing information for a business case.

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.

If funding is unavailable we encourage applicants to apply for a Lotterywest Organisational Development Grant. Applications can be made through the Lotterywest website, or through this guide. Please note the application process may take 3 months.