Program updates and news from Leaders Institute
Leaders Institute of SA
Leaders Institute of SA
Leaders Institute of SA
Leaders Institute of SA

The 2018 Governor’s Leadership Foundation opening retreat got off to a great start with the telling of My Stories to help build the bonds between participants as well as interactive sessions on Adaptive Leadership and Myers-Briggs and their meaning for how we operate as leaders.

The three-day session, held at Mt Lofty House, also included a deep delve into the results of The Leadership Circle 360 degree feedback and an understanding of Immunity to Change and what is holding people back.
A powerful session has also been held on Challenging Racism and Cultural Fitness where Relationships Australia drew parallels between activities showcasing participant’s culture and the experiences of Aboriginal Australians.
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GLF Alumni talks about social impact bonds
GLF 2002 Alumni Ian Cox, CEO of the Hutt Street Centre was recently interviewed by our sponsor, cbb, the Community Business Bureau about the centre’s social impact bond and work towards zero homelessness. Click here to find out more.

Tell us your news
We want to hear from our alumni if you have recently been in the media or taken on a new leadership position. Let us know so we can include your news in our next edition.

2001 GLFer Colin James, Opinion Editor at The Advertiser/Sunday Mail has also invited alumni to contribute thought pieces for The Advertiser about issues affecting SA. Articles should be 430 words and be on one theme, making one key point. You can email Colin directly at
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Leadership Thinking
How many Australians? The size of Australia’s population is a complex social issue that bubbles to the surface from time to time and has recently been aired in the popular media via Channel 10’s The Project and also covered by the ABC’s Four Corners and Q&A.

During the Q&A debate Tim Flannery suggested that infrastructure decisions be made by randomly selected people. This has been suggested by Frederic Laloux in his book Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness where he references Ken Wilbur’s integral theories which we explore during the GLF. Watch the debate here on Q and A.
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Disruption – is it good for us?
Another issue discussed in recent times is the hype around disrupters. Are they a positive force and is it a new way of thinking? This interesting debate references the disruption caused by Uber and asks if someone’s disruption is someone else’s profit margin or is it just about winding back regulation? When does the embrace of disruption become a problem rather than a solution? Click here to read the ABC’s article or listen to the Podcast.
Our 2018 key programs

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Our first Leading Edge Peer Mentoring Program gets underway in May with a second program starting in July. The program provides a safe environment for a small group of participants to bring their real world challenges for discussion and to gain practical ideas on applying leadership thinking to tackle the challenges. It has proven useful for anyone, including people who have done the GLF some years ago and want a refresher and to reconnect with a strong peer group of support. Click here for more information.
Our Integral Leader program helps participants build the capacity to create innovative, collaborative and sustainable solutions to leadership challenges. Modules include leading teams and communication for change. The 11.5 day program begins on June 5 and is aimed at helping leaders become more strategic decision makers and effective change leaders. Click here for more information.
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Call for New GLF Board members
The Leaders Institute Board is seeking nominations for two GLF alumni to join the Leaders Institute Board for the next two years. The Board meets no more than monthly, usually on the second to last Thursday morning of the month.
Nominations close on April 9, 2018. The two current GLF-nominated Board Members, Michelle Peterson FGLF2014, elected June 2016, and Sally Heidenreich FGLF2017, elected February 2018, intend to re-nominate. To nominate, please email CEO Cathie Brown at and include a photo, and no more than 300 words about yourself and why you believe you would be an asset to the Board.

Audit and Risk Committee
We are also seeking an alumni member with an accounting or finance background to join the Board’s Audit and Risk Committee. The Committee meets around five times a year for an hour at a time. Its main aim is to assist the Board in exercising due care, diligence and skill in discharging its oversight and monitoring responsibilities. To express your interest please email and include a few dot points regarding your relevant skills and experience.
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Save the date
Leaders Institute Annual General Meeting

Our annual General Meeting will be held on May 17, 2018 at 5:30pm followed by networking drinks and nibbles. The meeting is being hosted by our new trusted legal advisers Finlaysons Lawyers, which have recently rejoined the Leaders Institute of SA as a sponsor. More details will follow shortly.

Adaptive leadership guru in Adelaide

Marty Linsky, one of the key authors of our bible here at the Leaders Institute The Practice of Adaptive Leadership will be in Adelaide to run a 90 minute seminar on his framework and leading change to create lasting social impact. The seminar organised by IPAA SA and the SA Government’s Leadership Academy is on April 16, 2018 from 9.30 – 11am. Click here for more information.

2019 GLF Information Sessions

Four information sessions will be held between June and August for the 2019 GLF. Please encourage colleagues and friends who you think would be suitable for the program to book in. We are also looking for alumni to be part of the panel, email CEO Cathie Brown to express your interest.

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