The Accelerated Leadership Performance Program

Turning managers into confident,
self-directed leaders

Foundations of Contemporary Leadership​

Participants explore what it means to lead and begin to answer the question ‘What type of leader do I want to be?’ Models of leadership are examined so that participants can begin to make connections with their own style and approach. As a foundational day for the program, participants are also introduced to a model for understanding and engaging more effectively with people who may differ from themselves.​

Effective Interpersonal Communication​

Building on the foundations of Unit 1, participants are introduced to a range of communication skills that help them engage more effectively with others. These include approaches to listening deeply, asking questions that elicit more valuable responses and skills that enable them to balance the desire to advocate their point of view with their capacity for learning more from others. They will learn practical skills that they can apply on the job immediately.​

Feedback, the Performance Enabler​

Feedback extends the communication skills of the previous unit into the realm of performance and learning. Participants will learn the principles of effective feedback and develop a personal tool for sharing feedback with others. By appreciating the distinction between perceptions and observable behaviour, they will understand and meet the challenges involved in sharing difficult feedback. Participants will be able to share feedback with confidence and clarity.​

Emotional Intelligence and Conflict​

Participants will appreciate that whilst intelligence (IQ) may be important, it is emotional intelligence (EQ) that will enable them to progress further. A model of EQ is presented and participants are invited to explore the ways in which they can develop and practice a range of EQ skills. This extends into the realm of managing conflict, from which participants examine how to make conflict a constructive and potentially transformative experience. Workplace Application Projects will also commence during this unit.​

Supporting Team Performance​

Most organisational achievements occur through the work of teams. Participants explore teamwork from both team leader and team member perspectives. They learn the key attributes of successful teams and how to create them within their own team. This includes the development of a high-performing team culture. The work on feedback, communication, emotional intelligence and conflict and all integral parts of developing team skills.​​​

Leading in Times of Change​

Participants explore the various responses they and others have to change. They learn a model for managing change and for engaging others on the journey and challenges that are often involved. Participants will learn how to integrate many of the skills from other units in order to effectively embrace and lead change, an ever-present part of modern working life. Workplace Application Projects results will be presented by each participant.​

The Accelerated Leadership Performance Program is an eighteen week course designed to assist early career managers with their transition into confident, self-directed leaders. The program equips participants with a developed understanding of the behaviours required for successful leadership, embedding and functionalising learning through real world application. ​

Program Elements

The Accelerated Leadership Performance Program is delivered through a sophisticated blend of face-to-face workshops, interactive webinars and self-directed learning. These elements are coordinated through a state of the art learning management system and carefully structured to enable participants to realise exceptional outcomes whilst continuing to be highly present and effective in their workplace environment.


Online Community of Practice​

Throughout the program, participants are free to connect with each other 24/7 through the online community of practice and discuss ‘top of mind’ issues.​

Self-directed learning content is accessible 24/7 via a state of the art online learning management system that allows participants to engage with it at any time from any device. Content includes high quality video tutorials, ‘best practice’ leadership literature, workplace activities and reflective tasks.​

Self-directed Learning​

Interactive Online Workshops​

Focused on rich discussion and debate relevant to each topic area, the interactive online sessions help to contextualise learning themes within real world situations, rapidly equipping participants to operationalise new approaches.​

Face-to-face Workshops​

Through the face-to-face workshops participants explore a variety of challenging themes and scenarios linked to the core responsibilities and opportunities of leadership. The full day workshops deeply immerse participants in the subject matter, leading to important insights and learning informed by collective experience.​

Applications now open

Applications now open

All applicants enrolling into The Accelerated Leadership Performance Program must satisfy WLA’s admissions criteria and adhere to standard admissions policies and procedures. Enrolments are at the discretion of the WLA Admissions Department. Due to the exclusive nature of the program, admission is based on a written application process.

The program enrolment fee is $6,990 (+GST). The enrolment fee covers all tuition, program related materials and access to the WLA online learning portal. The enrolment fee does not cover travel and accommodation costs associated with attendance at the face-to-face elements of the program.

If you would like to speak to a program liaison call us on 1300 735 904 or email