Nominations are now open for the National Leadership Forum, which will be held in Canberra from the 14-17th September 2023. It is our pleasure to invite you to nominate young people who you believe to have leadership potential.
We regret to inform you that nominations for the National Leadership Forum 2023 are now closed. We hope that you will consider nominating the young people you believe to have leadership potential for the Forum next year.
The National Leadership Forum is one of our nation’s preeminent leadership development initiatives. Since 1997 the Forum has sought to inspire and equip young adults to use their talents and energies to serve others. As Hosts of this initiative, we have been deeply encouraged by the positive influence the Forum is having on Australia’s future leaders.
The focus of the Forum is not political: rather it seeks to cultivate a more inspired leadership ethic in our young people, regardless of the field they choose to enter. We are looking for young adults aged between 18 and 26 who exhibit leadership potential in their field of endeavour – be it university, workplace or the broader community. Over the course of our four days together we consider the importance of our own values and personal beliefs as foundations for effective leadership. We seek to draw attendees from a wide spectrum of faith and cultural backgrounds as we find this diversity greatly enriches the conversation and our time together.
The National Leadership Forum is privately funded and receives no financial assistance from State or Federal governments. As such, we ask Nominators to consider sponsoring those whom they nominate. Payment can be made upon completion of this form by Credit Card or by invoice upon delegate’s acceptance to the Forum.
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.
To attend The National Leadership Forum you need to be nominated. Our Nominators are a key part of the Forum story.
Each year this remarkable group of supporters help us identify and draw together young delegates 18-26 years old, with strong leadership potential and a desire to exercise that leadership on behalf of the community.
If you know a young person who is looking to build their leadership foundation and increase their connection to peers and community? Please take this opportunity to nominate them for this unique and transformative experience.
A young person is identified and nominated to attend NLF by an individual, organisation or tertiary education institution.
This young person receives an email advising them they have been nominated and asking them to confirm their interest to attend NLF and complete their personal profile.
The National Leadership Forum team will review the application and confirm their acceptance within 5 working days of the application's completion.
The delegate will receive a detailed email including what to expect at the National Leadership Forum, as well as the next steps for their attendance.
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