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The Integral Leader

The Integral Leader Program 

"When I first heard that you could create better leaders in just 11 days I was skeptical. But this journey has given me the strength, and better yet, the tools to do that. For that I am forever grateful!"

Andrew McInerney, Finance Manager, SYC

What is this Program about?

In this increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, the stress leaders are experiencing has much to do with the strain of trying to make sense of the environment as it has to do with workload. The world of work is shifting before our very eyes. No individual, team or organisation is immune.

The Integral Leader program is designed to help you recognise and release your adaptive leadership qualities to build trust and respect and inspire those you work with to achieve your organisation's goals. This program enables you to have a truly positive impact on those around you.

What are the benefits?

Are you initiating change? Are you looking to get better results from your leadership efforts? Do you want innovative tools that help you to take your leadership capacity to the next level?

The program will build your capacity as a coaching leader, helping you to initiate and manage change, both personally and in achieving your organisation’s mission. The Integral Leader is a highly advanced leadership development program. The intensive modules, program materials, personalised assessment and development plan will prove invaluable to your successful leadership journey and beneficial to the growth of your organisation and those around you.

This program will equip you to:

  • bring heightened self-awareness and insight to your leadership challenges to achieve better results 
  • communicate confidently and authentically as a leader
  • understand the difference between reactive leadership and creative leadership
  • diagnose issues systemically and create more holistic, collaborative, effective and sustainable interventions
  • bring increased social and creative intelligence to decision-making to create influence and stake-holder buy-in;
  • anticipate, adapt and dynamically steer your strategy with an introduction to key strategic foresight tools.


  • 8 modules, delivered in 11.5 days over a number of months
Dates for the 2018 Integral Leader Program are soon to be set.

Register your interest

2016 Participant Testimonials

“Integral Leader is an invaluable course that is worthwhile for every current or upcoming leader. It is informative, reflective and professionally fun. This is the one Leadership course that I have attended where I have taken away knowledge and self-reflections that have truly changed the direction of my Leadership Style”

Kathryn Harvey, Site Manager, Department of Human Services

“I now feel more confident to lead with vision, act with courage and not be afraid to take chances” 

Marie Colquhoun, General Manager, Motor Accident Commission

“Be prepared to dig deep and find the courage to open your heart mind & soul. We are very complex human beings and this course scratches the surface of self-discovery”

Mimma Lupoi, Team Leader - DHS Centrelink, Department of Human Services

“If you have a desire to change as an individual when leading in work & Life, enroll in this program” 

Robert Singleton, Operations Manager Aboriginal Service, Department of Premier and Cabinet

“I wish I had undertaken this Program 10 years ago. Not only has it assisted with my professional development but also on a personal scale”

Sue Zito, Team Leader, Department of Human Services - Centrelink

“As a wannabe leader you cannot afford to not to do the Integral Program”

Tarnya Van Driel, Head of Development, Botanic Gardens of South Australia

Program Facilitators

Susan Jackson-Wood

Susan has a solid background in training, facilitating and public speaking and has had her own HR training company delivering and facilitating 28 accredited and non-accredited programs during that time. Susan holds a Diploma in Business Management, a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and is accredited in DiSC profiling. Susan is a graduate of both the Integral Leader and Governor's Leadership Foundation Program and is also a staff member of the Leaders Institute of South Australia.

Dr John Wood

John specialises in the application of mindfulness to leadership development and performance. With a vast corporate and executive coaching background, John has designed and delivered leadership programs for enhanced performance, culture change and corporate wide leadership initiatives. Accreditations include CCL (Centre for Creative Leadership), Leadership Maturity Framework (LMF) and also the StAGES assessment, The Leadership Circle (TLC) and MBTI. His experience is complemented with a PhD identifying the leadership qualities of successful CEO's.

Josie McLean

Josie's background includes corporate strategic planning and since 1999, executive coaching. Josie's speciality is designing and delivering programs to catalyse change - personal, team and organisational. She has studied adaptive leadership at Harvard and is just completing a PhD into organisational evolution for sustainability at the University of Adelaide Business School. Accreditations include Life Styles Inventory, Team Management Profile and Leader Linker Profile, Level 1 Spiral Dynamics Practitioner. Josie is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation.

Sarah Rhead

Sarah designed, developed and co-delivered the inaugural Integral Leader Program in 2012. Sarah continues co-delivery of this program and designs and delivers transformational leadership and development programs for a diverse range of organisations, sectors and environments. Sarah is accredited in Techwerks Resilience and Wellbeing, the Leadership Maturity Framework (LMF), The Leadership Circle 360 Assessment, MBTI Step 1 & 2, and is a certified Action Learning Coach with the World Institute of Action Learning. Sarah is trained in the Inventium suite of innovation tools, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and is also an executive coach. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Business, Diploma in Market Research, Grad Cert in Business with AGSM, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Diploma in Mindfulness.

Dr Kristin Alford

Kristin is an expert in her field at designing, delivering and teaching strategic foresight tools. On the Integral Leader Program, Kristin will introduce foresight tools such as the Generic Foresight Process, the 5 Whys technique, Polak's Images of the Future and others.

What is the investment?

The investment for this program in 2017 was $6,600+GST. Pricing for the 2018 Integral Leader Program will be available in early 2018.

This includes;

  • all program materials 
  • catering for all program days
  • personality preference assessment 
  • a sophisticated 360degree leadership assessment tool with personalised report and; 

Would you like to read more?

Some of our previous Integral Leader participants have written about their experiences on our blog Wiser Leaders. You can click on the titles below to read more and find out from the participants themselves what they took away from the various elements covered in this Program.

It's a winner for my work, and for me
Personality Preferences and Leadership
Mindfulness, Values-based Leadership and the One Big Thing
Exercising Leadership... Adaptive Leadership
Integral Theory and Vertical Development

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