Custom Leadership Programs

We create leadership development programs that produce meaningful impact for individuals and their organisations.

Bespoke and Custom Programs

At the Centre for Workplace Leadership, we believe in knowledge that works. We create leadership development programs that produce meaningful impact for individuals and their organisations.

But we recognise that even the best tools and the most cutting-edge insights are meaningless without knowing how to apply them to the workplace. In short, context is everything. And that is why we aim to truly understand your organisation and the challenges you face.

When designing a bespoke program, our team carry out a comprehensive consultation to understand your organisation’s leadership development requirements. We then pair our expertise, academic knowledge and resources with your leadership team to co-create and deliver comprehensive and relevant solutions.

Tailored programs are an excellent way to engage your employees and build leadership capability across your organisation.

Leadership development – whether improving organisational bench strength, upskilling middle managers or refining executive skills – is an investment. The key is that the returns must be greater than the trade-offs. Partnering with the Centre for Workplace Leadership will ensure that your in-house leadership development program delivers maximum impact for your leaders and your organisation.

For more information on the bespoke and in-house leadership development programs with the Centre for Workplace Leadership, please contact the Centre for Workplace Leadership on 03 9035 5559 or email

Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership

Research shows that undertaking leadership training early in an individual’s career can positively influence their leadership skills at every level of an organisation. We also know that management and leadership skills are most effectively learned through structured or formal programs, which integrate problem-based projects.

The Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership is a pioneering 16-week on-line program, enriched by regular interaction with your lecturers and your fellow classmates. As a student of this program, you will learn the fundamentals of leadership including strategic planning, problem solving, managing people, and influencing others, which can be applied immediately to the workplace.

Whether you are an early-to-mid career professional who wants more responsibility in your role, or a senior professional aiming to build your foundational leadership skills to better lead teams, the Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership will equip you with the fundamentals to become a great leader.

Study of Australian Leadership

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In 2016, the Centre for Workplace Leadership delivered initial findings from the Study of Australian Leadership (SAL) – the largest ever survey-based study of leadership in Australia. We engaged almost 8,000 people from 2,561 workplaces to gain insights about leadership from the CEO to workers on the frontline.

Deeper Insights from the SAL Team

Since releasing our initial report, we have been analysing the data to reveal further insights about the importance of management basics, how workplaces respond to opportunities and conditions (dynamic capabilities), leader and employee diversity, human resource management, and workplace conflict. The team behind SAL is now offering seminars, workshops, and custom programs to help you and your organisation:

  • Understand these important findings and their implications
  • Benchmark your organisation against the rest of Australian industry
  • Apply SAL’s findings and recommendations to how you and your team do work
  • Help your organisation remain relevant – and excel – in a highly dynamic environment

Evidence-based Training and Development Programs

The SAL Insights training and development programs are designed to lead you and your organisation through the findings of the study to ensure the work you do is informed by evidence.

SAL Insights seminars, workshops, or custom formats on offer are:

  • An overview of the Study of Australian Leadership
  • Getting back to the basics of management
  • Diversity and inclusion: Age, culture, gender, and beyond
  • Dynamic capabilities for performance and innovation
  • The future of work
  • Getting to best practice human resource management
  • Leading the frontline
  • Managing workplace conflict
  • Working effectively in teams
  • and others.

Leverage the University of Melbourne’s expertise to find out what you can do to ensure you and your team implement enduring evidence-based insights, rather than fleeting fads.

Find out more

Contact us to find out more about SAL Insights.

Visit the Study of Australian Leadership (SAL) web page.