Leadership Intensives

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

Applications are now open for Melbourne and Mildura programs starting in July. Applications for this round close COB Friday 17 May.


Former Victoria Police Commissioner Christine Nixon talks with students

Family Safety Victoria has fully funded Leadership Intensive courses for those working in family violence prevention and response –  and related sectors.

The Intensives are designed to assist you to develop practical skills that will be immediately applicable.  The co-design model, which modifies each course to suit the needs and concerns of the participants, ensures you will get what you need to confidently tackle the issues you and your organisation face.

Inspiring speakers from government, academia and the social service sector have included former Victoria Police Commissioner Christine Nixon and Co-founder of Safe Schools,  Roz Ward.

The course content and structure emphasises the development of practical professional skills, with past topics including: influential leadership; business and funding models for the new environment; building person-centred services; connecting with government; and, strategic communications.

 ‘Current and interesting topics. Very relevant to my current role. Great mix of people. Amazing speakers. Half a day is perfect. Targeted and clear. Great course!!’

– 2018 participant

You will also have the opportunity to connect with other leaders in your sector during the sessions.

The content and structure is vocational, with an emphasis on the acquisition and development of practical, readily applicable professional skills.

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 drug, financial support and disability services, health, local government, justice and education.

Numbers are limited to ensure participants get the most out of the four-half day sessions.

Melbourne 2019 stream 3 dates: Mondays 15 July, 12 August, 9 September, 7 October

Mildura 2019 stream 4 dates:  Wednesdays 17 July, 7 August, 28 August, 18 September

Applicants who are unable to secure a place in this round are encouraged to reapply for future offerings. We will offer two more intakes in the second half of 2019, one in Melbourne and another regional offering to be announced. Applications for streams 3 and 4 close COB 17 May.

Email enquiries to: fssileadershipintensives@rmit.edu.au

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