Melbourne Business School Short Courses Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development Program

Learn how to manage and motivate employees from various departments and turn strategy into action.

Build the confidence and resilience to lead from the middle, with a program designed for mid-to-senior level managers.

Build the confidence and resilience to lead from the middle, with a program designed for mid-to-senior level managers.

The Leadership Development Program will bolster your ability to lead effectively across different teams and roles, while also helping you identify opportunities for improvement to your own leadership style.

Who Should Attend?

Middle management

  • Experienced mid-to-senior-level managers who work in their organisation’s middle zone, often with multiple peers and across functions


  • Responsible for leading several management-level direct reports and/or senior professional staff

Key Takeaways

Expand your reach

  • Develop your leadership fundamentals of communication, self-awareness, influence and learning agility
  • Bridge levels and functions
  • Build resilience in yourself and others

Connect the strategy

  • Think and act systemically
  • Convert strategy into action
  • Leverage your experience

Topics Covered

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Leading from the middle

Understand how to lead from the middle zone using tactics that suit your personal leadership style
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Leading within a system

Learn how to navigate complex organisational structures, systems and relationships
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Integrating multiple perspectives

Maximise your impact with individual insights, peer feedback and creating your development plan

Success Story

The program helped me to find what I'm calling my 'inner leader', which is about having the confidence and competency to bring people along on your leadership journey.

Director, Strategic Engagement, Ambulance Victoria

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Key Facilitators

Michael Erwin

Michael Erwin


With a background in sports psychology, Michael specialises in helping executives move from doing to leading by sharing his experience as a footballer, business owner, shareholder and corporate leader.

Jackie Watkins

Jackie Watkins


Formerly a senior psychologist for the Australian Defence Force, Jackie has extensive experience helping people improve their ability to cope with conflict and change, enhance resilience and increase self-awareness.

Karen Bycroft

Karen Bycroft


Karen specialises in leadership, strategy, brand positioning and marketing. She has held senior roles at a number of high-profile brands including Marks and Spencer, Sears, Woolworths and Country Road.

Ilona Treijs

Ilona Treijs


Ilona is a consulting psychologist and executive coach with extensive organisational experience in both the public and private sectors providing workshop design and facilitation, coaching and counselling services

Edmund King

Edmund King


Edmund is an experienced business owner and educator who has worked with organisations including the AFL, CSR and Australia Post, and helps leaders increase their influence and impact.

In this residential program, participants stay on campus and engage in workshop activities after hours. The program fee covers tuition, meals and accommodation during the workshop. 

Applications typically close six weeks prior to commencement, however, to secure your place, we encourage you to apply early. Applications received less than six weeks prior to commencement will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 will be required to confirm your booking.

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.

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