Signature Leadership Program

Program Dates

Dates: 9th Feb - 25th Nov 2022

Program Fees

Organisational fee:
$13,245
Personal fee:
$2,255
Total Investment:
$15,500

This is inclusive of GST and covers all program costs. To learn more about the organisation and personal fees, visit our FAQs.

Aimed at high performing senior leaders looking to develop their own courageous, powerful, and authentic leadership, Signature brings senior professionals from government, private and not-for profit sectors on a 10-month journey of self-awareness and self-mastery.

With access to the State’s most experienced and insightful leaders, this journey embraces leadership far beyond management thinking.

You will explore leadership through the lens of current and future Western Australian issues and opportunities with peers carefully curated by Leadership WA from a diverse range of sectors, backgrounds and industries, creating a rich learning environment.

To view our recent Signature Leadership Program information webinar with Rebecca Tomkinson, CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service WA, click here.

Development Outcomes

  • Define and align your values to enhance your ethical leadership
  • Lead with energy and authenticity by maximising personal presence and impact
  • Attain professional and personal growth
  • Learn to make wiser, better informed and collaborative decisions
  • Better understand your personal motivations
  • Develop capacity to lead with social consciousness
  • Improve accountability, identity, and opportunity in all areas of life and leadership
  • Enjoy access to strategic information and insights from a wide range of sources, sectors and fields
  • Learn to work with ambiguity, change, and take informed risks
  • Create trusted bonds and powerful networks with fellow leaders across diverse sectors

Program Overview

Participants explore leadership through dialogue with a range of inspirational leaders who candidly share insights to their own experiences and challenges. Participants also share stories, difficulties and solutions with peers from a diverse range of sectors, backgrounds and industries.

The Signature Leadership Program includes:

  • Interaction and discussion on leadership with influential leaders from across the state
  • Ten full-day experiences (and one two-day experience) which feature high profile speakers and  in-depth explorations of key issues facing Western Australia. Issues range from within Justice, Health, Education and others.
  • Behind-the-scene visits to leading organisations across the state
  • Two three-day field trips to regional Western Australia (flights, accommodation, and catering included) to further explore regional issues and opportunities
  • Residential opening and closing retreats (accommodation and catering included)
  • Access to topical readings and resources
  • PRINT psychometric testing and debriefing
  • Ongoing interaction with a strong network of diverse leaders

Each day experience (except the field trips and retreats) run from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Featured extras include:

  • 3 Executive Coaching sessions with an accredited Coach
  • Access to program mentorship from the Alumni community
  • Invitations to exclusive Alumni events

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 our community.

2022 Program Experience Dates

ABORIGINAL REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE
2 August 2021
ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE
30 August 2021
ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE*
20 September 2021
Opening retreat:
9 - 11 February 2022
Governor’s Opening Reception
28 February 2022
Experience 2:
1 March 2022
Experience 3:
21 March 2022
Experience 4:
7 April 2022
Experience 5:
4 May 2022
Regional Field Trip:
17 - 19 May 2022
Experience 7:
9 June 2022
Mid-Year Reflection:
23 - 24 June 2022
Experience 9:
25 July 2022
Experience 10:
15 August 2022
Experience 11:
1 September 2022
Regional Field Trip: 
14 - 16 September 2022
Experience 13:
14 October 2022
Experience 14:
1 November 2022
Closing Retreat:
17 - 18 November 2022
Graduation:
25 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.

Scholarships and Fee Discounts

Applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of their personal or organisational financial situation. Applicants may be eligible to apply for consideration of a fee discount or scholarship support.

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

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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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Leaders from all walks of life

"I have no doubt this experience has given me great tools and knowledge to continue along on my leadership journey."

Jarrad Oakley Nicholls , Signature Leadership Program
Owner, Oaks Civil Construction | 2018 Signature Leadership Program