Emerging leaders: Embracing your personal history for impactful leadership

leadership development workshop

📆 24 May or 18 October 2024

Develop your leadership potential – lead with impact

Join us for a transformative one-day workshop designed exclusively for emerging leaders.

“Emerging leaders: embracing your personal history for impactful leadership” is an immersive experience that will uncover hidden gems of your personal leadership history. Explore your potential for creating meaningful change, enabling you to lead with purpose and authenticity.

Leadership is a dynamic journey that requires self-awareness, adaptability, and a deep understanding of one’s own history and identity. As an emerging leader, recognizing the importance of your personal leadership history can be a powerful tool for growth and development. Join us on a transformative journey as we explore the concept of emerging leadership and the significance of knowing your own leadership history and identity.

At the completion of this full-day workshop you will have:

  • increased self-awareness through Identifying and articulating key elements of your personal leadership history.
  • insight into leadership discourses from different eras and how they relate to your own approach and experience of leadership
  • clarity and direction to connect personal history, different leadership discourses, and effective strategies to address current leadership dilemmas.
  • a sense of purpose and direction through reflection and exploration of your leadership journey.

What’s included in this one-day workshop?

The workshop includes engaging exercises and thought-provoking discussions to identify and articulate the key elements that have shaped your emerging leadership journey, fostering increased self-awareness and a deeper understanding of your unique strengths and capabilities.

We introduce Dr Simon Western’s “four discourses of leadership,” illuminating leadership approaches from different eras including ‘eco-leadership’ as an emergent and growing leadership response to the digital age and the networked nature of society and organisations. You will gain valuable insights into how these discourses relate to your own approach and experience of leadership, enabling you to evaluate and take a situational approach to leading for greater impact.

We connect the dots between your personal history, the different leadership discourses, and effective strategies to address leadership dilemmas. Leveraging the insights gained from participants’ leadership histories we help you explore a current leadership challenge, leaving you with a roadmap to navigate the way forward.

By the end of this immersive workshop, you will emerge with heightened self-awareness, a stronger sense of purpose, and the tools and knowledge to lead with impact. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock your emerging leadership potential and become an influential leader in your organisation. Secure your spot today for a day of exploration, insights and transformation.

Emerging leaders - embracing your personal history for impactful leadership









24 May or 18 October 2024


9.30 am – 4.30 pm

💷  For only

AUD $970

$850 per person limited-time offer until June 30!

Three or more participants from the same organisation for $825 $700 each (limited time offer until June 30!)

Email Helen to find out more about our 7 or more place packages, custom-designed to suit your organisation’s needs.


Melbourne CBD
Morning tea & lunch provided

All workshops are available for on-site delivery, and the potential for a hybrid format can be discussed.

Emerging leaders – embracing your
personal history for impactful leadership

leadership development workshop with the following:

Ms Helen McKelvie

Helen McKelvie

Helen has had over 25 years of working in organisations to inform her approach to helping others gain insights into how they take up roles and how to achieve greater alignment with individual, team and organisational purpose. Her own roles as internal planning consultant, policy and project manager, and lawyer in workplaces in both the public and private sectors have provided her with first-hand experience of the complexity and challenges of organisational life.

Helen is an alumnus and now teaches in the Master’s program at the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA). She also has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. In addition to her academic qualifications, Helen is an accredited practitioner of PRISM Brain Mapping, an online, neuroscience-based behaviour mapping instrument, and is a registered Analytic-Network Coach. Helen also has training and experience in workplace mediation and yoga teaching qualifications.

Mr Thomas Mitchell

Thomas Mitchell

Over the last several years Thomas has enhanced his extensive professional experience by learning from, and working with, leaders across the executive coaching, group dynamics, and systems psychodynamics fields. A graduate of the NIODA Master of Leadership and Management – Organisation Dynamics, Thomas combines a deep understanding of working in large organisations with a passion for supporting others as they work toward achieving their goals and gaining a deeper awareness of their actions and drivers. Highly skilled in creating a safe environment to support participants explore their roles, Thomas manages the balance between empathy and candour allowing participants to feel secure whilst having their assumptions challenged.






The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research in organisation dynamics, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations. 

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

PO Box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 (0) 414 529 867

NIODA acknowledges the Kulin Nations, and respective Traditional Custodians of the lands we work on.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and recognise their enduring sovereignty which has, and continues to, care for Country.
NIODA welcomes the Uluru Statement from the Heart’s invitation to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a collective movement for a better future.

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