2020 Leadership Intensives

Develop the advanced leadership skills you need in the evolving fields of family violence prevention and response.

**Applications are now closed for Online Streams starting August 2020**

The Leadership Intensives are designed to support leaders working in the family violence sector to develop practical leadership and change management skills.

About the program

A co-design approach ensures that each course suits the interests and needs of the participants so you will be able to confidently tackle the issues that you and your organisation face.

Past topics have included:

  • Trauma-informed leadership;
  • Influential Leadership;
  • Feminist Leadership;
  • Leading in a Time of Reform;
  • Collaboration and Partnerships;
  • Connecting with Government; and
  • Strategic Impact.

Additional topics related to the current operating environment – such as Collaborating Online, Leadership in a Time of Crisis and Wellbeing for Leaders.

Previous inspiring speakers from government, academia and the social service sector have included former Victoria Police Commissioner Christine Nixon, renowned feminist scholar Emeritus Professor Pavla Miller, Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Ro Allen, Co-Founder of STREAT Dr Kate Barrelle and Co-founder of the Safe Schools Coalition Victoria Roz Ward.

In 2020 the Leadership Intensive Program will be delivered in a digital format. We are now seeking applications for the 2020 Leadership Intensive Program. Please note that if you have applied in previous years but not yet undertaken the program, you will need to apply again for 2020.

About you

Applicants must be working in a senior role in family violence prevention or response, or a related sector such as child and family services, homelessness, alcohol and other drugs, financial support and disability services, health, local government, justice and education.


Cost: This program is fully funded by Family Safety Victoria and is free of charge to eligible applicants who are successful in their application.