Leadership Intensives

The Future Social Service Institute and Family Safety Victoria are pleased to offer a number of funded places in new Leadership Intensives for executive and senior managers working in family violence and related sectors.

Recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence aim to equip a broader range of social service and related workforces with the skills and expertise to prevent family violence, work to support Victorians affected by it, or work to challenge those who use violence. 

These workforces include social service sectors such as homelessness, alcohol and other drug, financial support and disability services, as well as sectors such as health, local government, justice and education.

FSSI Leadership Intensives support executives and senior managers to adapt to the changing environment and learn new skills to benefit their organisations and clients.

Following on from FSSI’s highly successful Executive Masterclass program, Family Safety Victoria is now offering a limited number of fully-funded places for executives and senior managers in family violence and related sectors for Leadership Intensives across Victoria – at Benalla, Traralgon, Ararat, Bendigo and Melbourne.


  • Based on FSSI’s highly successful Executive Masterclass program.
  • Offered in Victorian metropolitan and regional locations – Benalla, Traralgon, Ararat, Bendigo and Melbourne.
  • Family Safety Victoria offering a limited number of fully-funded places to family violence and related sectors.
  • Feature leading thinkers who ‘span the boundaries’ of government, academia and the social service sector.
  • Feature content co-produced with participants to meet their needs.
  • Four half-day sessions, held from September to November 2018, with pre-reading and discussion.
  • Participants work with peers and leading thinkers in small groups.
  • 2018 Leadership Intensives dates and locations. 








Leadership Intensive participants help co-design session content, based on the real needs their organisations face. Examples of potential topics include:

  • Influential leadership
  • The social economy – what is it? – and why is it so important to the sector?
  • Implications of marketisation
  • Business and funding models for the new environment
  • Building person-centred services
  • Connecting with government
  • Strategic communications
  • Marketing and positioning in a competitive environment
  • Digital disruption
  • Productive Board and senior leadership relationships

Applications are now closed.

For more information contact Family Violence Leadership Intensives Coordinator Donna McCormick on 0435 318 594.