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Leadership WA Signature Leadership Program

About the program

Leadership WA provides leadership development opportunities for leaders from the corporate, government and non-profit sectors in Western Australia.

The Leadership WA Signature Leadership Program is for senior professionals who want to expand and enhance their capacity to be an influential leader and have an impact on the Western Australian community.

The program includes:

  • residential opening and closing retreats
  • eleven full seminar days
  • two field trips to regional areas in Western Australia
  • site visits (optional)
  • pre-reading, action learning and reflections.

Full program information can be found on the Leadership WA website.

The Department of Education is offering one funded place in the Leadership WA Signature Program running from February to November in 2017. 

Applications are now closed


    23 days over ten months

    Commencing February 2017

    The Department of Education is
    offering one funded place in the
    2017 program


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Apply for a Department funded place - applications closed

The total cost of the program is $14,380.

The Department will fund $12,155 for one participant. The successful applicant is required to contribute $2,225 towards the course cost. This is a course requirement of Leadership WA.


Eligibility to apply for a Department funded place

Applications for a Department funded place in the program are now open to:

  • public service employees level 8 and above
  • principals level 5 and above.

Selection process 

  • The Institute will convene a panel to assess applications against the stated eligibility requirements.
  • The decision of the selection panel is final. The Director General will ratify the panel decision.
  • Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Terms and conditions

  • The successful applicant will need to complete the Leadership WA application process after receipt of the funded place. 
  • The successful applicant will also be expected to share their expertise and knowledge gained in the program with colleagues as outlined by the Institute for Professional Learning. This knowledge sharing may come in the form of a written report, presentation at Institute events and networking sessions, promotional testimonials, and feedback to Institute management as required.

Applicants who are not successful in securing a funded place may apply directly to Leadership WA as self-funded participants in the Leadership WA Signature Leadership Program.

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Experience 1:
Opening Retreat
9-11 February 2017
Welcoming reception Date to be confirmed
Experience 2:
Visioning 2017
28 February 2017
Experience 3:
Our WA Identity
16 March 2017
Experience 4:
5 April 2017
Experience 5:
WA in the World
2 May 2017
Regional Field Trip   17-19 May 2017
Experience 6:
Public Opinion and Political Leadership
13 June 2017
Experience 7:
20 July 2017
Experience 8:
9 August 2017
South West Field Trip 30 August - 1 September 2017
Experience 9:
19 September 2017
Experience 10:
Health and Well-being 
12 October 2017
Experience 11:
Diversity and Citizenship
2 November 2017
Experience 12:
Closing Retreat
16-17 November 2017
Graduation 21 November 2017
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On completion of the program the successful applicant will become a member of the Leadership WA Alumni network of leaders.

For a testimonial or to be referred to other Leadership WA alumni please telephone Fiona Winfield, Manager, Institute for Professional Leraning on 1300 610 801.


Further information

For further information about the Department funded place, contact Martina Hughes at the Institute for Professional Learning on 9413 3311 or email

Leadership WA Signature Leadership Program

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