Developing holistic leaders

The Institute
of Impact

Personal growth,
collective impact

Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program

Real experiences, inspired leaders

The Leaders Institute
of South Australia

The Leaders Institute develops impactful leaders by encouraging self-awareness and providing opportunities to experience different perspectives — because better leaders create a better South Australia.

We are a not-for-profit organisation committed to developing a stronger, healthier and more prosperous South Australia by developing impactful leaders.

Focussing on holistic leadership development to foster future leaders, our innovative leadership programs expand the capacity and performance of individuals and teams at all levels.

We work with both emerging and established leaders across private enterprise, government and community organisations.

Learn more about our expertise in developing future leaders for SA.

Leaders Patron-His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia

The Leaders Institute 2024 Impact Study

Learn more from independent research conducted by Social Ventures Australia (SVA)

The outcome of this social impact study is a story about the value of change created... the Leaders Institute of South Australia has demonstrated that it is an Institute of Impact.

A word from our Patron

The Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia
It is my great pleasure to be patron of the Leaders Institute of South Australia and to continue the fine tradition of support offered by my distinguished predecessors. Fostering our state’s leadership, now and for future generations, is one my key focus areas as Governor. South Australia in the 21st century faces economic, environmental and social challenges and opportunities that can only be approached with great vision, creative thinking and courageous leadership.

I am pleased to be involved with the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program, the Institute’s flagship activity. Each year it brings together a diverse group of South Australian leaders to deepen their self-awareness, their understanding of the complex issues facing our society, and their engagement in taking on these issues. I thank the Leaders Institute of South Australia for its pivotal role in ensuring strong, visionary leadership for our state into the future.
–The Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia


years of developing impactful
leaders in South Australia


Governor's Leadership Foundation Program graduates making an impact


community action projects completed
to help not-for-profit organisations

Upcoming leadership programs

Youth Governor's Leadership Foundation

Register for Youth Governor's Leadership Foundation.


Register for Amplify.

Governance Masterclass

Book for the upcoming Governance Masterclass.

Northern Leaders

Book for the upcoming Northern Leaders.

Trauma Informed Leadership

Register for Trauma Informed Leadership.