Rising Leadership Program

Are you thinking about your next personal and professional development opportunity? Find out more about the Rising Leadership Program at our Sundowner Session on Wednesday 19 April at 4:45pm, please register to join us.

Program Dates

19 June - 7 December 2023 | Applications close 1 May

Program Fees

Organisational fee:
Personal fee:
Total investment:

This is inclusive of GST and covers all program costs. To learn more about the Organisation and Personal fees, visit our FAQs. Please note these fees are current for 2023. 

The Rising Leadership Program enables mid-level professionals to invest in their capabilities to inspire, influence, transform and lead.

Over the 6 month Rising Program, you will explore a variety of themes through collaborative discussions and unique leadership experiences, specifically tailored to your journey as an emerging leader. This Program provides you with invaluable access to some of Western Australia’s most insightful leaders, as they share their leadership journeys with candour under Chatham House Rule.

Embarking on the Rising Leadership Program will see you strengthen your leadership and broaden your perspectives, alongside a cohort, which is carefully curated to ensure diversity of thought and experience, from across the sectors.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand who you are as a leader
  • Identify and build on your unique strengths
  • Develop strong and supportive networks
  • Improve your ability to influence, persuade and create impact
  • Negotiate complex leadership challenges with confidence
  • Motivate and inspire others to achieve goals
  • Drive sustainable change in your organisation
  • Implement tools and strategies to effectively provide feedback to others
  • Prioritise mental health and personal wellbeing in leadership

Program Overview

Set over 12 unique leadership experience days, the Rising Leadership Program combines collaborative group work, opportunities for reflection, and diverse experiences with respected WA leaders. Each experience day typically runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Through world leading Thinking Styles assessment tool, HBDI®, you will discover how to communicate with those who think the same as you and those who think differently to you. This understanding unlocks your path to improved teamwork, leadership, relationships, creativity, problem solving, and other aspects of personal and interpersonal development.

Throughout the Program, you will consolidate your leadership learnings by working in groups on a Community Project. These Projects allow you to share your combined skills, expertise and time with a not-for-profit organisation in Western Australia, contributing to a range of important strategic outcomes within the sector.

Alumni Network

Following completion of the Program you join a strong and influential network of Leadership WA Alumni. This network comes together regularly to continue to grow and learn, and to give back by contributing to Leadership WA’s Skillsbank initiative, where Alumni share their expertise and time to social impact activities across WA, making real and meaningful difference in the community.


17 April 2023
1 May 2023
APPLICATIONS CLOSE - Government Applicants*
1 May 2023
APPLICATIONS CLOSE - Corporate, Not-For-Profit, SME's & Sole Traders*
8 May 2023
Experience 1 – Orientation
19-21 June 2023
Experience 2
18 July 2023
Experience 3
3 August 2023
Experience 4
4 August 2023
Experience 5
25 August 2023
Experience 6
12 September 2023
Experience 7
12 October 2023
Experience 8
31 October 2023
Experience 9
21 November 2023
Experience 10 & Graduation
7 December 2023

*Please note, if we achieve the maximum number of successful candidates representing a diverse cohort prior to the published closing application date, we reserve the right to close applications. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our COVID-19 Response

Given the unpredictability of future impacts of COVID-19 or any other possible potential health alerts or identified risks, in the event of Government directed restrictions impacting Western Australia,  Leadership WA reserves the right to replace some face-to-face experiences or field trips with online or alternative experiences for all Programs, Courses and Tailored Solutions. We are committed to safety for all and the integrity of your learning experience and thus any alternatives will be carefully designed to support your leadership development. Participants/clients will not be entitled to a refund.

View our COVID-19 Management and Vaccination Policy here.

I'd like to know more

If you have any questions regarding our programs and courses please contact us by phone or filling in the contact form.

The team at Leadership Western Australia would be more than happy to assist you with the selection of programs and courses to best suit your needs or those of your team.

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Karen Tappin

"Rising Leadership Program is an excellent reminder of how important it is to take the time to invest in your own learning and growth. "

Karen Tappin , Rising Leadership Program
Principal Consultant, Student Information Management Systems, WA Department of Education | 2022 Rising Leadership Program