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Professional Learning Program

Authentic Leadership for the Path Ahead

Reach your leadership potential


Early bird $2,090 (inc GST; only until 2 July) | Full price $2,615 (inc GST)




1-hour orientation and 5 x 3-hour sessions over 3 weeks


23 July-8 August


Authentic leaders generate trust and confidence. They are made not born. The best leaders go beyond management expertise and bring their authentic selves into their leadership.

So, what’s holding you back from reaching your leadership potential?

Join Harvard Kennedy School public policy lecturer Dr Dana Born, a distinguished former military leader, to better understand your personal story, find your distinctive leadership purpose and learn how to lead more effectively and meaningfully.

This engaging online workshop held over 3 weeks will show you how to build your leadership abilities and help you take control of your career. The workshop also features individual and team tasks to complete outside of the online environment.

You will learn to shift your leadership focus from “I” to ‘we”, use your own personal story to shape your leadership style and discover that authentic leadership is about leading by example and empowering others.

Discover ideas, techniques and tools to grow your self-awareness, develop a ‘learning mindset’ and assist you in your leadership development journey.

What will you learn?

Dr Born will guide you through case studies, individual exercises, debates and small-group discussions. You will create a leadership purpose statement to launch your own “true north” development plan.

On completion of the workshop, you will:

  • have reflected on your leadership journey and the crucibles that have shaped you by examining your life story and experiences
  • understand why leaders lose their way and the self-awareness needed to avoid this
  • have explored how to build support teams and lead an integrated life
  • understand the purpose of your leadership and empower other leaders, while optimising your own leadership effectiveness.

Who should attend?

Mid-to-senior-level managers in the public and not-for-profit sectors and those interested in their own leadership development and developing the leadership of others around them.

Key People

Dr Dana H. Born - Faculty Chair, Senior Executive Fellows Program, Center for Public Leadership, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Distinguished Fellow in Moral Leadership with the HOW Institute for Society, as well as a retired Brigadier General with 30 years of service in the United States Air Force. Read Dr Born’s biography.

Event details

Dates: 23 (orientation), 25, 30 July, 1, 6, 8 August 2024 

Duration: 1-hour orientation (11am-12pm AEST) and 5 x 3-hour sessions (10am-1pm AEST) over 3 weeks 

Location: Online


  • Early bird: $2090 (inc GST; only until 2 July)
  • Full price: $2615 (inc GST)  

ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount.

Every person who completes the Executive Master of Public AdministrationExecutive Fellows Program, Deputies Leadership Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni. Only one discount is redeemable for each registration.


All participants will receive access to ANZSOG’s eLearning site, Canvas, which will include workshop preparation materials and general workshop information.

All students will receive a copy of the online version The Discover Your True North Field book.

The program’s success for you and others requires preparation, engagement and reflection.  The pre-work, daily engagement, and post session reflection is part of the learning and leading journey.  This program is a partnership we trust you will embrace.

Got a question?

If you have a question, please contact ANZSOG’s Program Delivery team with the program name as the subject line to e.education@anzsog.edu.au or call us on +61 3 8344 1984.

Customised version

ANZSOG workshops can be customised to suit the needs of your agency. Our workshops have been designed specifically for staff in all jurisdictions, across Australia and New Zealand. To enquire about running a custom workshop, please Email e.education@anzsog.edu.au with the program name as the subject line.

Read our cancellation, transfer and refund policy.