As leaders today, politicians face a more complex, pressured and difficult job than ever before. The Australian Futures Project is proud to offer Australia’s first and only Parliamentary Leaders Program.

There are very few leadership programs directly targeted for MPs. I found this extremely beneficial in enhancing my awareness and guiding me to confidence to be the leader I know I can be and have a positive impact on my state.
— The Hon. Ruth Forrest MLC

To receive more information or register your interest in the Parliamentary Leaders Program please contact our Program Manager Chloë Spackman.

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The Parliamentary Leaders Program is endorsed by the President of the Liberal Party of Australia, The Hon Nick Greiner AC and the President of the Australian Labor Party, the Hon Mark Butler MP, and is part of the Australian Futures Project’s commitment to improving the understanding of key challenges facing Australia, increasing the quality of the discussion about those challenges, and increasing the quality of action towards the future Australians want.

In response to the discovery that there is little to no professional development available for parliamentarians, the Parliamentary Leaders Program was designed with input from politicians and political parties as an exclusive program to strengthen and grow parliamentarians’ capability to respond to the challenges of the 21st Century. 

It is a rare opportunity for parliamentarians to build their capability and confidence and to strengthen their impact in shaping our nation, its states, territories and communities.

This exclusive program for Parliamentarians for all parties is high-impact, time-optimised and effective for leaders.

“Having seen the beneficial outcomes of this program in its first three years, the Liberal Party is eager to see it continue to grow and serve our parliamentary leaders. There is clearly significant benefit to participants.”
— President of the Liberal Party of Australia, The Hon Nick Greiner AC
“The Australian Labor Party is proud to support a non-partisan initiative such as this, which builds
on democratic traditions of public leadership and contribution, while also equipping participants with the necessary skills for Parliament in the 21st century.”
— President of the Australian Labor Party, The Hon Mark Butler MP