Advanced Political Leadership

Australia’s first course for members of state and federal parliaments who are potential ministers.

Applications have just closed for Advanced Political Leadership - Australia’s first course for members of state and federal parliaments who are potential ministers.

Fifteen people will be selected to participate in the course by an independent panel, comprised of Professor Peter Shergold AC FRSN, former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet; The Hon. Jenny Macklin, former senior Federal Minister; and The Hon. Mike Baird AO, former Premier of New South Wales. The McKinnon institute for Political Leadership is delighted that there has been strong interest and have received many more applications than there are places.

Advanced Political Leadership will commence in May. It includes four face-to-face workshops and a five-day residential intensive. The program has been developed with insights from experienced and successful political leaders. It is practical and applied, challenging participants to prepare for their future roles through self-reflection, structured small group work and whole-of-cohort dialogues.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from and engage with former leaders, ministers and chiefs of staff from the major parties; some of Australia’s most respected public service leaders; and global thought leaders on a range of strategic topics.

Learn more about the McKinnon Institute of Political Leadership.