Authentic leadership

Authentic leadership

Discover who you are; your values, principles, motivations and passions. Learn how to harness these traits to strengthen the way you lead, in this inspiring and empowering workshop presented by renowned US leadership expert Dana Born.

Dr Dana Born  – a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and distinguished former military leader – helps participants in this two-day workshop understand their personal story, how to lead effectively and how to find leadership purpose.

“Each of us is passionate about something,” Dr Born says. “Linking that passion to creating the commitment and courage to live one’s unique purpose is key to unlocking the future, changing the world and living a more meaningful life.”

Key benefits

Challenging conventional assumptions about leadership, this transformative workshop will help you take control of your career. It will increase your readiness for new leadership opportunities.

Participants will learn to shift their leadership focus from “I” to “we”, discovering that authentic leadership is about leading by example and empowering others.

Feedback from previous participants highlights that people walk away from the workshop with a greater sense of personal and professional clarity and focus.

"Fantastic timing considering I am at a point of transition in my career. Fantastic food for thought, new perspectives, and a chance to speak my inner voice."

Course details

Over two days, Dr Born guides participants through case studies, individual exercises, debates and small-group discussions. There are also industry presentations and case studies using real-world public sector examples. Participants will create a leadership purpose statement to launch their own “true north” development plan.

A small amount of pre-course preparation is recommended.

Authentic leadership content will include:

  • Who are you?
  • Where are you headed?
  • Self-awareness
  • Values, principles and ethical boundaries
  • Integrated life and support team
  • Courageous conversations
  • Empowering others to lead
  • Your leadership purpose.

"Well worth my time. Feel inspired to go live my leadership purpose."

Who should attend

Authentic leadership will be valuable for mid to senior-level managers in the public and not-for-profit sectors who are interested in their own leadership development and the leadership development of others.


Thursday 27 - Friday 28 September 2018


$AU 2,300 (inc. GST)
Accomodation available onsite for an additional $210/night (Subject to availability)

This workshop is also being held in Perth on 10-11 September and in Melbourne on 1-2 October.  

Register here

More information on Dana

Dana Born, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership

Dana Born is brought to you in partnership with

Dana Born, Ph.D. (Brigadier General, USAF retired)
Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School, Center for Public Leadership


2 day workshop


AIPM, Manly

More information

t: +61 2 9934 4800

Knowledge Domain:

Authentic leadership | Australian Institute of Police Management


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