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MBS Leadership Program

A unique leadership development program that focusses on the skills required to become an effective leader.

MBS Leadership Program Overview

Build the confidence and resilience to lead from the middle, with a program designed for mid-to-senior level managers.

The MBS Leadership Program will bolster your ability to inspire others and lead effectively across different teams and roles, in order to maximise your impact on people and performance.

With an emphasis on hands-on learning and practical tools, the program includes simulations of real business challenges. You will leave with increased self-awareness, improved confidence and a network of industry peers facing similar challenges that you can connect with after the program.

Who Should Attend the MBS Leadership Program?

Experienced Managers

  • Leaders who have already made the transition from managing individual contributors to managing other managers and / or senior professional staff.

Strategic and Cross-functional Leaders

  • Leaders responsible for supporting and executing organisational strategy
  • Leaders who work collaboratively with multiple peers or across different functions.

MBS Leadership Program Key Takeaways

Harness Your Leadership Potential

  • Build self and system awareness to maximise your leadership impact
  • Clarify what motivates you as a leader to align impact with intent
  • Align purpose and values to think and act strategically.

Get the Most out of Others

  • Analyse priorities to delegate and empower your leaders and teams
  • Learn to effectively manage, coach and inspire others.

Navigate Change With Confidence

  • Build reflective practice to become more resilient and adaptable
  • Learn to navigate complexity and lead through uncertainty and change and dispersed teams
  • Influence and align effort across teams to navigate complex challenges and drive performance.

MBS Leadership Program Topics Covered

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Establishing Your Leadership Purpose

Get comfortable with your leadership purpose and learn how to use it to inspire action in others.
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How Others see you as a Leader

Find out your strengths, weaknesses and how you are perceived by others with a 360 degree assessment.

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Coaching Skills

Learn how to build capability in your team through coaching and feedback that makes a positive impact.
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Leadership Agility

Build confidence to tackle complex challenges, through reflective action and seeking new perspectives.

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Adaptive Leadership Challenge

Personalise your learning by applying concepts to your own unique challenges and work context.

MBS Leadership Program Success Story

You certainly come out a better person and with a better understanding of yourself. I think the course was very good at making you look at your own ability and made you think about the best way to interact with people around you.

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBS Leadership Program Key Facilitators

Julia Bunjevac Program Director MBS Leadership Program


Julia is a Principal at Melbourne Business School. She is an experienced leader and leadership development specialist. Previously, Julia was a Director at Nous Group and held senior positions at Australia Post and ANZ bank.

Cameron Brooks


Cameron is an organisational development and learning expert who has held senior roles with several multinational companies. His passion is for creating engaging and inspiring places to work.

Danielle Payne

Danielle Payne


Danielle has worked in HR and employee development for companies including Aesop and the Australian Institute of Management, as well as lecturing in organisational change at Monash University.

Julian Tatton

Julian Tatton


Julian is a registered psychologist who has worked with everyone from police officers to CEOs. He specialises in executive coaching, culture change, strategy facilitation, leadership and organisational development.

Profile of facilitator James Yorston


James is a former PwC consultant who specialises in leadership, culture and organisational dynamics. Before joining Melbourne Business School, he held senior positions with AXA and The Australian School of Applied Management.

Upcoming Sessions

In this residential program, participants stay on campus and engage in workshop activities after hours. The program fee covers tuition, meals and accommodation during the workshop.

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.


Program Enquiry

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