True impact radiates beyond one or two people. It’s felt by strangers, businesses and the next generation. That’s the kind of impact the Leaders Institute empowers.
A not-for-profit association, for over 20 years we have been developing leaders by encouraging self-awareness and providing opportunities to understand the big picture and different perspectives.
Through our leadership development programs we help to create a powerful sense of connection between individuals, their organisations and the wider community. This develops leaders with an outward focus and strong collaboration skills, who understand that their greatest value is the impact they can have on the world around them.
We deliver programs that build adaptive leadership capacity; the practise of mobilising people to tackle tough challenges and thrive.
Adaptive leaders have strategic foresight, thrive in complexity and can integrate multiple perspectives and systems to lead change successfully.
Our lively and experiential programs are designed to engage diverse learning styles and personalities.
Our vision is that South Australia is led by dynamic and holistic leaders in all sectors who work together to advance the State so it is a sustainable, enviable and vibrant place to live, work and do business.
Our purpose is to provide unique and unforgettable development experiences for our State's emerging and established leaders, so they can positively impact South Australia.
We provide opportunities to create social impact and help South Australia thrive.
All GLF Program can contribute to their communities by participating in Governor’s Think Tanks, where graduates work together to help address complex issues.
Our graduates often drive extraordinary social impact as a result of their program involvement. Some of these are recognised through our celebrated Dennis Mutton Award.
His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia is Patron of the Leaders Institute.
Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (retired), is a former Governor of South Australia, and Vice Patron of the Leaders Institute.
In addition to her role as Chair of the Leaders Institute of South Australia, Alexandrea is Chair of SATAC (SA... read more
Gino joined the Leaders Institute Board in February 2017, where he is the Treasurer. Since April 2018, he has been... read more
Jane has been the CEO of the Helpmann Academy since 2015, an organisation that supports and empowers South Australia’s most... read more
Michelle is an experienced professional with a career span of over 30 years in the metals, white goods and energy... read more
Peter is an experienced senior executive with experience in the information technology industry within the university sector. He has served... read more
Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles in retail and the NFP sector. During his time at... read more
Shelley is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment in the South... read more
Cathie has held executive roles in a variety of industries, including child protection, rural and emergency services, and education. Starting... read more
Motivated to make a difference by inspiring, motivating, and supporting change-makers to create a better world! A certified coach and... read more
Amber Jung has joined the Leaders Institute as our Finance and Administration Officer. Born in Korea, Amber moved to Australia... read more
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The Institute is committed to the rightful recognition of the ancient sovereignty of our First Nations people and seeing it shine through as a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood as per the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Our contribution to walking with First Nations people in a movement of the Australian people for a better future includes the following actions:
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