Authentic leadership

Challenging conventional assumptions about leadership, this two-day transformative workshop will help you take control of your career. 

Dr Dana Born – a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and distinguished former military leader – will help you understand your personal story, how to lead effectively and how to find leadership purpose

Learn to shift your leadership focus from “I” to “we”, whilst discovering that authentic leadership is about leading by example and empowering others.

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.

- Former workshop participant

What will you learn?

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

A small amount of pre-course preparation is recommended.

Authentic leadership content will include:

  • Your Polaris Leader(ship) in a V.U.C.A. World
  • Who are you?
  • Where are you headed?
  • Self-awareness
  • Values, principles and ethical boundaries
  • Integrated life and support team 
  • Your leadership purpose
  • Empowering others to lead

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

- Former workshop participant

Who should attend

  • 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.

Who will lead the course?

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

How much will it cost?

$AU 2,475 (inc. GST)

$AU 2,250 (ex. GST)

ANZSOG alumni receive a 15% discount* 
Receive a 25% discount for registrations of four or more people**

Please note that you can book this workshop in conjunction with "Courageous Conversations (one day)" costing $3,550 inc. GST for all three days

*Every person that completes the Executive Masters of Public Administration, Executive Fellows Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni. Find out more about our alumni community
**Only one discount is redeemable for each registration.

To enquire about this workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

Please note that registrations close on Thursday, 30 April 2020.


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

  • All students will receive a copy of textbook True North by Bill George.

Got a question?

Please contact ANZSOG's Executive Education team on +61 3 8344 1984 or email with the program name as the subject line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Customised version

ANZSOG workshops can be customised to suit the needs of your government or department. Different versions of our workshops have been designed specifically for staff in all jurisdictions, across Australia and New Zealand. To enquire about running a tailored workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

Read our cancellation, transfer and refund policy.

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Venue information

  • Venue: South Room, Woodward Conference Centre
  • Address: 10th Floor, 185 Pelham St,
    Carlton, VIC

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