Leadership Program for Parliamentarians in Australia

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September 21, 2016

Leadership Program for Parliamentarians in Australia

Since 2013, the Australian Futures Projects have worked with the major political parties and leading educational institutions to create Australia’s first and only Leadership Program for Parliamentarians. It builds the capability of parliamentarians along three streams:

  • The Person: Motivations, strengths, and pathways to grow as a leader.
  • The Role: Effective approaches to governing in a 21st Century democracy.
  • The Context: The complex and rapidly changing world around us. 

The Leadership Program for Parliamentarians has been developed in collaboration with La Trobe University and Trinity College in the University of Melbourne, with pro bono input from the Program’s Advisory Council and the Australian Futures Project’s Learning and Leadership Advisory Group.

It has been designed with input from politicians and both the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party of Australia. The program draws on international best practice from the Harvard Kennedy School in the USA, the Institute for Government in the UK, Boston Consulting Group’s work with presidential appointees in the USA, and corporate leadership programs at the likes of AT Kearney, IBM, and Toyota.

Source: Australian Futures Projects

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