Short Course in Positive Leadership

Aligned with our mission to provide exceptional training to optimise organisational wellbeing, performance and capacity, we have designed a two-day course that synthesises the research base of Contemporary Leadership Theory, Applied Positive Psychology, and Positive Organisational Scholarship to empower middle and aspiring leaders with comprehensive knowledge and competence in the research-validated strategies that form the foundations of effective leadership practice.

Through a process of continuous individual and group reflection to integrate new knowledge, this course aims not to just have participants learn about leadership, but to have them focus on their personal growth as a leader to become less comfort-centred and more purpose-focused, less self-focused and more other-focused, and less internally closed and more externally open. You will become a more adaptive and effective version of yourself, with new confidence to find and present your most authentic self, and invite others to do the same.

Evidence-based practice

Conducted over two energising days, the Short Course in Positive Leadership will both affirm and challenge you as you reflect upon how you can become a more positively effective leader. Together, we will explore and evaluate:

At the completion of the course, you can expect to be well equipped with exciting new knowledge, empowering practical strategies, and an invigorated sense of purpose and passion as a positive leader. More important than being an expert, you will be an example others will want to follow.

Participation in this course is highly recommended for:

Calendar (2019)

We are pleased to provide you with multiple opportunities to engage in professional development in a city near you.


Date Location Register
Monday 04 - Tuesday 05 March Brisbane Register
Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 March Perth Register
Monday 06 - Tuesday 07 May Melbourne Register
Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 May Sydney Register
Monday 05 - Tuesday 06 August Brisbane Register
Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 August Sydney Register
Monday 21 - Tuesday 22 October Melbourne Register
Monday 04 - Tuesday 05 November Sydney Register

New Zealand

Date Location Register
Monday 27 - Tuesday 28 May Christchurch Register

Course venues

Our course venues have been carefully selected to provide you with a premium professional development experience - to optimise your engagement and learning and, simply, to ensure you have a great time! Combine one or two of our courses with our discounted accommodation rates in some of Australia and New Zealand's most iconic hotels, and return to work with renewed energy and purpose.

Distinction Christchurch Hotel
14 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
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Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle
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NEXT Hotel Brisbane
72 Queen Street, Brisbane
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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
93 Macquarie Street, Sydney
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Stamford Plaza Melbourne
111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
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W Brisbane
81 North Quay, Brisbane
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Course organisation

Module 1: Foundations of Positive Leadership

Module 2: Promoting positive climate

Module 3: Magnifying positive meaning

Module 4: Practising positive communication

Module 5: Developing positive relationships

Module 6: Strengths-based Leadership

Module 7: Strengths Profile debrief

Module 8: Mindful Leadership

Course structure

The course is delivered over two consecutive days from 8.30am - 4.30pm each day.

Day 1

Day 2

Course fee and inclusions

Course fee

Country Price
Australia (AUD) $1,149.00
New Zealand (NZD) $1,149.00

Recognition of learning

Ongoing support

Participants will be provided with 6 months access to our Professional Development Library, a collection of resources to consolidate and extend your knowledge of Positive Leadership and to use for training purposes within your organisation. These resources include:

Other inclusions

Course photos

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Our recommendation

With the Short Course in Positive Leadership, you get two days of professional training to take your leadership to the next level along with an extensive collection of supporting resources to enable you to consolidate, extend and share your new learnings.

To best increase the density of leadership capacity across your organisation, we recommend having several of your high-performing people complete this course.