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.
The Forum exists to provide the upcoming generation of leaders with a lens to explore what sits beneath their words and actions and has become a hallmark event for young leaders across Australia.
The Forum marks a pivotal time to engage with other leaders, discuss ideas and beliefs, and establish a dialogue about who they are over what role they hold.
In 2021 the National Leadership Forum was launched as an initiative driven by the alumni of past Forums.
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 22 years, the Forum has been a nexus of emerging leadership with a focus on values, compassion, and connection.
The National Leadership Forum is hosted by a multi-party group of Federal Parliamentarians who share a commitment to inspire and equip the next generation of Australian leaders.
The Forum is co-chaired by our two Anchor Parliamentarians from both major parties.
The Forum is endorsed and hosted by a large group of bi-partisan, multi-party, Members of Parliament and Senators some of which are shown below.
*This list is constantly being updated
The 'National Leadership Forum' is a new initiative started by a group of Forum Alumni who sought to carry on the vision of the Forum for future generations under a new and exciting vision. The National Leadership Forum is born out of the National Student Leadership Forum and has been of endorsed by the NSLF directors.
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