National Leadership Forum is Australia’s leading event for developing young leaders.
The National Leadership Forum is different from other leadership programs in that it brings together young leaders from across Australia and the Pacific to explore and expand their leadership through the lens of values, compassion, and connection.
First established in 1997, the Forum has become one of Australia’s preeminent leadership development initiatives, each year gathering a community devoted to serving and encouraging young Australians.
Over 4 days, young leaders will spend time alongside Members of Parliament, leaders of business, and other young leaders from various stages of life to consider who they are as leaders, how they can expand their leadership repertoire, and how they may use their authentic leadership to serve others.
I wasn’t really aware of my values before but this forum reminds me that I need to uphold my values to better understand my passions and serve others.
Michelle H, Delegate 2022
(National Leadership Forum) has helped me become a more inclusive leader, and realise that people, while similar in many aspects, each have different experiences and upbringings that shape their world views...It’s important for leaders to be attune to all these different world views.
Vincent Z, Delegate 2022
Trying to understand my own story and belief systems within the conceptual and practical frameworks presented by the speakers and other delegates has allowed the importance of certain themes to rise to the surface.
Royce C, Delegate 2022
The most valuable part of the Forum was hearing the personal story’s of various current leaders within the community...and the personal nature of the forum, seeing leaders be raw and open.
Josephine P, Delegate 20222
The genuine friendships we built as a small group, hearing everyone’s stories and creating a safe space for everyone were some of the most valuable parts of National Leadership Forum.
Emily D, Delegate 2022
I think getting to hear from various people at National Leadership Forum about what leadership means to them has really opened up new ideas and thoughts for me.
Jess C, Delegate 2022
Finer Details: 1 Delegates must have left school to attend. 2 The Hyatt Hotel and Australian Parliament House. 3 Cost includes twin share accommodation, food, and conference expenses but does not include travel to or from the event. To assist delegates in meeting the cost, a fundraising pack is available on request. Limited scholarships and bursaries are available.
Since its inception in 1997, the Forum has brought together over 2,700 young emerging leaders from across Australia and the Pacific nations to explore the foundations of their leadership.
With a diversity of intellectual, cultural and religious backgrounds represented, the Forum is an opportunity for young leaders to discuss ideas, explore concepts of leadership, and build networks of young leaders from across Australia and the Pacific.
Over the last 21 years, the Forum has been a nexus of emerging leadership with a focus on values, compassion, and connection.