Rising Leadership Program

Program Dates

Dates:
March Program: 16th Mar - 22 Sept 2022
May Program: 2nd May - 3 November 2022

Program Fees

Organisational fee:
$7,330
Personal fee:
$660
Total investment:
$7,990

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 2022.

Ideal for mid-level professionals, Rising takes you on a 6-month journey that fosters new thinking and perspectives on leadership. Participants explore who they are as leaders, build on their strengths, and discover how to take on greater leadership roles.

You will explore a variety of themes through dynamically structured group discussions and learn from Western Australian’s most qualified and insightful leaders across private, community and government sectors. Each Rising cohort is carefully curated by Leadership WA to ensure diversity of thought and experience across multiple sectors.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and build on your existing strengths
  • Improve your ability to influence, persuade and make an impact
  • Gain confidence and capacity to negotiate complex leadership challenges
  • Create networks to achieve results
  • Develop a clear understanding of how to motivate and inspire people and teams to achieve performance goals
  • Increase your ability to drive sustainable change
  • Understand who you are as a leader and what motivates you
  • Discover how to take on leadership roles
  • Identify tools and strategies to coach and provide feedback to others

These learnings are consolidated through a community project, which supports a WA-based not-for-profit.

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 expertise and time to social impact activities across WA, making real and meaningful difference in the community.

2022 PROGRAM DATES - March

ABORIGINAL REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
CLOSE 3 December 2021
MT BURDETT FOUNDATION SCHOLARHIP APPLICATIONS
CLOSE 23 December 2021
ALL LEADERSHIP WA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
CLOSE 23 December 2021
ALL APPLICATIONS *
CLOSE 24 January 2022
Experience 1 – Orientation
16 - 18 March 2022
Experience 2
5 April 2022
Experience 3
29 April 2022
Experience 4
23 May 2022
Experience 5
13 June 2022
Experience 6
14 June 2022
Experience 7
20 July 2022
Experience 8
17 August 2022
Experience 9
2 September 2022
Experience 10 & Graduation
22 September 2022

2022 PROGRAM DATES - May

ABORIGINAL REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
CLOSE 7 February 2022
ALL LEADERSHIP WA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
CLOSE 28 February 2022
ALL APPLICATIONS*
CLOSE 28 March 2022
Experience 1 – Orientation
2 - 4 May 2022
Experience 2
25 May 2022
Experience 3
17 June 2022
Experience 4
19 July 2022
Experience 5 & 6
8 & 9 August 2022
Experience 7
26 August 2022
Experience 8
13 September 2022
Experience 9
11 October 2022
Experience 10 & Graduation
3 November 2022

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

Our COVID-19 Response

“When COVID-19 struck in the first quarter of 2020, Leadership WA pivoted decisively and with great clarity. All learning and experiences were moved online. An early commitment was made by the CEO, Dominique Mecoy, that the 2020 Signature Leadership Program cohort would receive the full year’s content, even if that meant transferring some experiences into 2021. This stability provided certainty to continue on the leadership learning journey, even through a major disruption. Zoom Coffee catch ups with the Leadership WA team and the cohort were set up to maintain the bond within the group until we could meet again in person. I am confident if WA were required to go into lockdown again that Leadership WA would rise to the challenge. In fact, COVID-19 is proving to be an excellent leadership learning gift.” – Tim Conroy, New Energy Opportunity Manager, Woodside Energy Australia

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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I’ve connected with many extraordinary people

"The Rising Leadership Program was incredibly transformational for me."

Jysae Hooper , Rising Leadership Program
Manager, Alumni & Community Relations, Curtin University | 2020 Rising Leadership Program