We regret to inform you that applications for the National Leadership Forum 2023 have now closed, we hope that you will consider applying for the Forum in 2024.
We warmly invite your application to attend the National Leadership Forum. As directors of the Forum, we hope to welcome you to the Australian Parliament House and the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra from 14-17th September 2023. You are here applying as a delegate because you believe genuine leadership potential and would love to continue to develop your leadership journey.
Most of National Leadership Forum delegates come from a diverse and renowned nomination network which includes universities, cultural groups, community leaders and professional sporting organisations. Each year, we open a select amount of delegate positions for driven individuals who may or may not have the opportunity to be nominated. This means that there is the fair and equal opportunity for everyone to be considered to attend National Leadership Forum.
The Forum, which is in its 22nd year, brings together about 200 motivated young adults from across the country and the Pacific region. It is an opportunity for Members of Parliament, as well as other prominent leaders in Australia, to engage with you to develop your potential, based on a model of servant leadership. Our vision is for the National Leadership Forum to equip young people with a strong foundation of values, compassion and connection as a platform to lead selflessly and courageously. We are confident that you will find this a rewarding and inspiring experience.
The Forum is a unique opportunity for you to connect with both current and future Australian leaders, in a program that includes engagement with national politicians and corporate leaders, who will share their stories and what drives their commitment to serve. These high-profile addresses are interwoven with peer group sessions, which focus on reflection to refine your own leadership values.
It is important for you to know that the National Leadership Forum is not a political initiative. The Parliamentary Hosts come from all sides of politics and are united by a common cause to serve the people of Australia, underpinned by a shared belief that young people like yourself hold our country’s future in your hands. We hope the Forum instills in you the confidence that you can make a difference in this world through serving others.
Are you interested in National Leadership Forum but would love some more information? Register your interest here and one of our team will get in touch with you to answer any questions that you may have.
Delegate positions for National Leadership Forum are extremely limited and hand picked. Don’t miss the opportunity for you to attend Forum, register your interest today.
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.
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