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Williamson Community Leadership Program 2019

Location: Melbourne (Leadership Victoria, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000) Event Dates:   14 February 2019

Event Time: 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (AEST) Organisation: Leadership Victoria Contact Name: Leadership Victoria Contact Phone: 03 9651 6590 Contact Email: Cost: Various Posted: 09 August 2018

Williamson Community Leadership Program 2019


Applications are now open

About Williamson

Williamson provides a unique year of leadership progress. The program is a deep-dive into leadership character, an eclectic and challenging advancement of leadership strategy, and an exploration of the vital issues facing your organisation and all Australians. This rigorous experience develops and connects leaders across sectors and generations.

The program covers an outstanding selection of critical issues facing today’s leaders, brought to life by seminars from renowned leaders, field trips, case studies and other activities that culminate in an end-of-year retreat. Williamson lasts well beyond the year: your Williamson cohort typically works with you for decades post-program, and the LV network opens doors with key decision makers across Victoria and around the world.

Applications for the 2019 Williamson Community Leadership Program are now open and close 30 September 2018.

Are you ready to:

  • Lead in our rapidly changing world?
  • Examine and test your values, worldviews and assumptions?
  • Step up and lead positive change – with and without formal authority?
  • Build your leadership capabilities to meet twenty-first century challenges?
  • Commit to exploring new ways of thinking?
  • Build new networks beyond your area of professional practice?
  • Apply your leadership to make a difference in your organisation and the community?

If so, Williamson is for you.  Your life will never be the same.  Your organisation will never look back.

“Williamson opened a Pandora’s box of frightening issues, conflicting morals and very worthy lessons.” Paul Eleftheriou (WCLP’17), Austin Health

Embrace the challenge 

Through this unique, experiential ten-month program, Williamson will equip you to tackle contemporary leadership challenges.

Alumni mostly lead complex organisations and initiatives, and are frequently instrumental in business, government and community progress. They lead with unparalleled depth and breadth of wisdom. Their organisations succeed in new ways.

In Williamson, you will undergo a unique learning experience addressing the emerging social, economic and environmental issues of the coming years and decades.

But the experience goes much further. You will dig deep into yourself: examine your values, examine your worldviews and assumptions. You will prepare yourselves for leading change, for leading with authority and – even more importantly – leading where you have no authority but where Australia needs leaders to step up and create change.

Where will your leadership journey take you?

Program Topics 

The program includes topics such as;

  • Creating a culture of innovation
  • Developing a sustainable Australia
  • Australia in a globalised world
  • Governing Australia in the 21st century
  • Leading in a diverse community, and much more.

At the conclusion of the program, participants graduate as Williamson fellows, joining our network of more than 1300 alumni.

Program Inclusions 

Williamson is a focused year-long leadership experience, that includes;

  • 26 facilitated learning sessions (4 evenings, 2 full days per month)
  • Four-star resort single accommodation including all-meals at Opening Retreat, Closing Retreat and field trips
  • Overnight field trip to regional Victoria, including transport, accommodation and meals
  • Flights, accommodation and meals at two-day field trip to Canberra
  • Behind-the-scenes Parliament House experience and meeting with Ministers and Party Leaders in Canberra
  • Psychometric tests, Leadership Profiling and Harvard’s Immunity to Change profiling
  • Over 80 guest speakers sharing practical insights and their own leadership journey
  • All pre-reading and program materials
  • Graduation Dinner
  • Longitudinal profiling post program to evaluate the impact of the  program experience

Program dates: 2019



DATES 2019

Program 1:

Opening Retreat: Commencing the Leadership Dialogue   

Evening 1: Williamson 2019 Welcome Event

Thurs 14 Feb to Sat 16 Feb (concluding 1.00pm)

Wed 27 Feb

Program 2:

Day 1: Australia’s Economic Prosperity

Day 2:  Leadership Development Work

Fri 22 Mar

Sat 23 Mar OR Sat 30 Mar, depending on your home group

Program 3:

Day 1: Social Cohesion and Cultural Diversity

Day 2: Leadership Development Work   

Evening 2: Who Gets Lefts Behind?

Fri 12 April

Sat 13 April

Wed 1 May

Program 4:

Day 1: A Rural and Regional Context – field trip

Day 2: A Rural and Regional Context – field trip

Fri 17 May

Sat 18 May

Program 5:

Day 1: Leadership and the Environment

Day 2: Leadership Development Work

Evening 3: Leadership and Sport

Fri 21 June

Sat 22 June OR Sat 29 June, depending on your home group

Wed 26 June

Program 6:

Day 1: Influencing the Agenda

Day 2: Leadership Development

Evening 4: Mid-Winter Event

Fri 19 July

Sat 20 July OR Sat 27 July,  depending on your home group

Wed 31 July

Program 7:

Field Trip: Canberra Field Trip*

Optional Module to be offered at Cost

Wed 14 and Thurs 15 Aug*

Fri 16 to Thurs 22 Aug 

Program 8:

Evening 5: Leadership Activities

Day 1: Optimising Health and Wellbeing

Day 2: Leadership Development Work (Full Group) 

Weds 4 Sept

Fri 13 Sept

Sat 14 Sept

Program 9:

Day 1: Law and Order – A Just Society

Day 2: Leadership Development Work 

Evening 6: CLAN Presentations (Part I)

Fri 18 Oct

Sat 19 Oct OR Sat 26 Oct,  depending on your home group  

Tues 29 Oct

Program 10:

Closing Retreat

Fri 8 and Sat 9 Nov


Presentation Dinner

Wed 20 Nov













































Program fees

Williamson fees are structured so that there is an organisational and an individual component.

Standard Price  ex GS
Williamson Intensive $18,830


Individual $1,826


ex GST 
Williamson Intensive $15,995




*Rate for small not-for-profits
We understand that some non-profit organisations may ask for non-profit rates on our services.  

We are pleased to help as best we can, noting that we too are a non-profit with many calls on our resources and we make many pro-bono contributions to many causes.

We are pleased to automatically offer special rates to charitable non-profit organisations with an annual turnover less than $10M, as well as (usually) to smaller non-charitable non-profits with an external (i.e. not member-focused) purpose for a better world in the social, economic or environmental spheres.  

Our non-profit rates are not automatically offered to very large organisations (above $10M), nor to every type of non-profit organisation: we can on request consider other types of non-profits (sporting clubs, member and professional associations, industry associations).

A limited number of scholarships are available for individuals from smaller NFP organisations who meet the eligibility criteria. Learn more.

Event Category: Leadership

Event Type: Course

Enquiries: Contact Phone 03 9651 6590


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