McKinnon Institute for Political Leadership

The McKinnon Institute is Australia’s only organisation dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of our political leadership. It aims to build the capability and diversity of our state and federal members of Parliament through professional development programs that equip and enable political leaders to lead effectively. Non-partisan and not-for-profit, it was established in June 2019 through a partnership with Monash University and the Susan McKinnon Foundation.

In 2021, the McKinnon Institute debuted its flagship annual program, Advanced Political Leadership – Australia’s first leadership program for MPs who are likely to become ministers – and delivered the third iteration of the online Political Leadership program to MPs from an expanded number of state and territory parliaments.