Signature Leadership Program

Program Dates

Dates: 2025 Applications Open Soon

Program Fees

Organisational fee:
Personal fee:
2025 Total Investment:

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 who are looking to develop their own courageous, powerful, and authentic leadership, Signature brings experienced leaders from from the, private, public 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.

Development Outcomes

  • Define and align your values and enhance your moral and ethical approach
  • Lead with authenticity and courage, by maximising personal presence and impact
  • Attain professional and personal growth
  • Make wiser, better considered and informed decisions
  • Better understand your personal motivations
  • Enhance your capacity to lead with a social conscience
  • Improve accountability and opportunities in all areas of your life and career
  • Enjoy access to strategic information and insights from a range of sources, sectors and fields
  • Better understand complexity and inter-connectedness
  • Lead effectively within times of ambiguity and change
  • Take informed risks
  • Grow your network and connections, across your cohort, Alumni and speakers

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 (transport, 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.

The Program also includes 3 Executive Coaching sessions with an accredited Coach.

Scholarship Opportunities

Strong leadership development is vital to the functioning of Western Australia, and we believe it should be available for sectors, organisations and individuals with the financial means to participate. The Leadership WA Foundation, in collaboration with our valued partners, enables a range of supporting Scholarships to facilitate diverse representation on our Programs and Courses. Discover our scholarships here.

Applying for a Scholarship forms part of the overall Signature online application. You will be asked if you wish to apply for a Scholarship and then be prompted to complete additional questions relevant to the nominated scholarship. Please note that Scholarship applications have an earlier close date (9 September 2024).

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.

Your Future ECU MBA Accreditation

Leadership WA in partnership with Edith Cowan University is proud to provide Signature Leadership Program graduates from 2020 onwards up to 50% credit towards the ECU MBA. Upon successful completion of the Signature Leadership Program, graduates will be credited for three core leadership units which form part of the ECU MBA.

  1. FBL5010 Managing People & Organisations
  2. MBA6010 Responsible Management
  3. MBA6064 Transformative Leadership

ECU’s (MBA – Course Code J52) curriculum is designed to meet the contemporary leadership needs of the business world, with a holistic approach and a focus on human-centered, transformational leadership.

To find out more about the MBA, view the brochure here.

2025 Program Experience Dates (Applications open soon)

9 September 2024
30 September 2024
Interviews Held
Rolling interviews across application period
2025 Opening retreat:
Wednesday 12 – Friday 14 February
Experience 2:
Thursday 27 February
Governor's Welcome
Friday 28 February (TBC)
Experience 3:
Friday 21 March
Experience 4:
Wednesday 9 April
Experience 5:
Friday 2 May
Regional Field Trip:
Wednesday 14 – Friday 16 May
Experience 7:
Thursday 5 June
Mid-Year Reflection:
Thursday 26 – Friday 27 June
Experience 9:
Tuesday 22 July
Experience 10:
Friday 8 August
Experience 11:
Friday 29 August
Regional Field Trip: 
Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 September
Experience 13:
Tuesday 23 September
Experience 14:
Tuesday 21 October
Closing Retreat:
Thursday 13 – Friday 14 November
Friday 21 November

* If we achieve the maximum number of successful candidates representing a diverse cohort prior to the published closing dates, we reserve the right to close applications. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Interviews often commence ahead of the closing date.

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.

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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Julie Freeman

"This has been a wonderful opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and expand my knowledge base"

Julie Freeman , Signature Leadership Program
Director and Business Manager, Redbrae Farms | 2023 Signature Leadership Program