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Accelerated Leader Program

Accelerated Leader Program - David Pender
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Transform your leadership perspective and significantly advance your value as a future leader.

Take the next step in your career and accelerate your professional capabilities. Discover key insights and tools to set yourself up for successful and effective leadership.

This program is designed for emerging leaders to boost your leadership skills and management competencies. The key learnings and skills you’ll develop through this program are highly sought after by employers and essential for career progression in leadership roles. Successful leadership requires a deep understanding of self, as well as your team and organisation in order to achieve optimum results.


Module 1: Primus

Understanding more about ourselves is the first step in understanding more about others and improving our effectiveness as a team player now, and leader in the future.

Zoom Session

Consolidate your learning from the previous session through facilitated discussion

Module 2: Understanding your role in the organisation

Organisations are systems of people and groups working together and evolving. Understanding how to better work in teams is a key focus of this module. You will cover your preferred roles, the role of networks, collaboration, and working virtually – all essential in contemporary business.

Zoom Session

Consolidate your learning from the previous session through facilitated discussion

Module: Integration

Understanding the essentials about the uncertain, complex and ambiguous world in which we have to work is a focus of this module. You will also learn how to participate in change programs and build the resilience and skills needed for constant change.

Key learnings

By the end of this program you will:

  • gain a deep understanding of yourself, your behaviours and how others see you. Leading to establishing your personal brand.
  • be able to use the insights learned about yourself to more effectively work with others, both in teams and on projects.
  • identify your leadership style and how to engage and influence others.
  • build the resilience and skills needed for managing change and participating in change programs.
  • have insight into how organisations function as organisational systems and understand your role within it.

Benefits for your organisation

  • Improved organisational performance through stronger team leadership.
  • Improved efficiency through more coherent teamwork.
  • Employees will have a greater understanding of their role in your organisation and how they contribute.
  • A workforce with greater capabilities and skills, delivering your organisational goals.

Who should attend

This program is aimed at emerging, aspiring, and newly-appointed leaders, but is available to anyone who is interested in advancing their career.


Since 2002, Principal of Knowledge Perspectives, a consulting collaborative that specialises in the management and development of knowledge intensive organisations. Since 2003, adjunct lecturer firstly at the Adelaide Graduate School of Business and now at the University of Adelaide Business Sch...


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