The Parliamentary Leaders Program is Australia’s first and only leadership program developed exclusively for Parliamentarians.
Delivered in partnership with Corporate Evolution, a world leader in values-based culture and leadership consulting, this innovative and challenging program draws on international best practice from the Harvard Kennedy School in the USA, the Institute for Government in the UK and corporate leadership programs. The Program was designed with input from Parliamentarians and is based on the latest leadership research and values-based methodology, accompanied with 30 years of industry experience from facilitators.
The program is open to Parliamentarians from all parties. To create an open learning environment, the program is held under Chatham House Rule and participants may be split into party groups for some sessions whilst some work takes place one-on-one. Facilitators create a safe and trusting environment for a transformational experience. By uncovering and deeply understanding values, we will help Parliamentarians to understand their power, not only as individuals in the system, but as individuals who can affect the system.
As leaders today, politicians face a more complex, pressured and difficult job than ever before. Our sessions provide a stimulating and intellectually challenging experience for Parliamentarians using preparatory interviews, guest speakers, non-partisan reflection and networking, one-on-one and group work with colleagues and facilitators, deep dive sessions with special guests and reflection to foster insight.
Watch Jonathon O’Dea, Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Leaders Program alumnus, talk about the benefits of his experience and the program’s potential to drive change for the better in our political system and rebuild broken trust with constituents.
Honorary Patrons participate
in a personal capacity.
Open to all sitting State and Territory Parliamentarians.
6-8 November, 2019
UNSW, Sydney, NSW
Open to all sitting Federal Parliamentarians.
30 October - 1 November, 2019
ANU, Canberra, ACT
How to register
The course is limited to 20 participants. The total cost of the program is $5,000 and covers the Welcome Dinner on the first night, two full days of the course including catering and an informal dinner on night two, and membership of the Fellows’ Alumni Program.
The Patrons’ Fellowship
Available to all Parliamentarians who wish to take part in the course.
An opportunity exists for Parliamentarians to receive a Patrons’ Fellowship which covers a generous $4000 of the cost of the program.
In addition to the Patrons’ Fellowship granted by the Australian Futures Project, some parliaments offer members an annual Skills Development Allowance which can be used towards the cost of program registration. This will need to be explored by each MP internally.