Step out of your everyday context and into a dynamic ongoing learning community. Here you will become steeped in new thinking and new ways of approaching your challenges, and make connections with innovative leaders from across sectors and across the world.

Who Should Attend?

Chief and Senior executives who are engaged with strategic or public leadership and who wish to develop their leadership expertise.

Course Content

Participate in all modules and additional options to make this program the complete experience of an executive development year. You will have access to small group intensive sessions with the workshop leaders as well as executive coaching. This creates a journey of intensive leadership development that draws on renowned presenters and transformative processes. Learn about:

  • Public Leadership
  • Changing cultures
  • Cross sectoral problem solving
  • Social change
  • Governance and leadership
  • Policy and strategy development
  • Social Economic Environmental & Justice reform
  • Transformational leadership and change
  • Organisation design and development
  • Creating desired futures for organisations and communities.

Course duration: 1 Year

Qualification Pathways

Post Graduate Diplomas and Masters Qualifications are available in partnership with Sunshine Coast University.


By the end of the Journey process you will:

  • Have greater understanding of your own leadership strengths
  • Be able to see and understand situations through multiple lenses
  • Be able to sustain confidence and equilibrium in the midst of pressure and uncertainty
  • Be more attuned to personal and group dynamics, and more skilled in working with those Dynamics
  • Have learned and practised skills needed to shift your organisation’s or community’s culture towards greater levels of engagement, trust and accountability
  • Have access to resources, connections and support of world- class faculty as well as an inspired network of innovative peers and mentors.

2019/2020 Executive Program Schedule

Date Event Faculty
October 25 & 26

Orientation (morning session) &
Adaptive Leadership (afternoon session)
Alliance for Leadership Learning;
Prof. Paul ‘t Hart
November 20 Presentations to Executive Leadership Panel
By 2018/19 cohort
Alliance for Leadership Learning
1 December 2019 to 31 January 2020 On line learning Enixa
February 21 Leading with wisdom Mark Strom
March 19-20 Creating desired futures Prof. Sohail Inayatullah
April 3 Governance & Leadership John Harte
May 15 Leading in the New Terrain Cheryl Kernot
June 22-26 ECA Winter School
with Christine Nixon; Amanda Sinclair, and
Robbie McPherson
Alliance for Leadership Learning;
Venue: Sunshine Coast
Week of July 20 Live Case Study Tours Organisations in Private, Public & Community sectors. Venues: Various, Brisbane
August 26 Action learning challenge teams and 100 day sprints Jan Archer
September 16 Leading with Courage Christine Nixon
October 21 Leadership Challenge presentations Alliance for Leadership Learning;
Cross—Sectoral Senior Leaders
November 20 Presentations to Leadership Board of Queensland Alliance for Leadership Learning;
Leadership Board of Queensland members


Download the 2019/20 ECA Executive Brochure and Registration

Archersfield’s team building, strategic planning and professional coaching have assisted our network of organisations to become more efficient, effective, and focused on delivering great services for our clients and communities.

Kerrin Benson – Chief Executive Officer, MDA Ltd

Ready to shape the future?