2018 Williamson Community Leadership Program

Williamson changes lives. Yours could be next.

  • Are you prepared to lead in our rapidly changing world?

  • Are you ready to examine and test your values, worldviews and assumptions?

  • Are you prepared to step up and lead positive change – with and without formal authority?

  • Are you striving to build your leadership capabilities, to meet twenty-first century challenges?

  • Are you committed to exploring new ways of thinking, building new networks beyond your area of professional practice, and applying your leadership to make a difference in your organisation and the community?

If so, Williamson is for you.

Applications for the 2018 program will open in May 2017.


Now in its 28th year, one of Australia's most sought-after leadership development experiences.

Williamson Community Leadership Program provides a unique year of leadership–focused activities that are designed to develop and connect emerging leaders across sectors and generations.

The program covers an outstanding selection of critical issues facing today's leaders, brought to life by seminars from renowned leaders, field trips, case studies and other activities, that culminates in an end-of-year retreat.

Programs include topics such as creating a culture of innovation, developing a sustainable Australia, Australia in a globalised world, governing Australia in the 21st century, leading in a diverse community, and much more.

At the conclusion of the program, participants graduate as WCLP fellows, joining our network of 1,000+ alumni.

Download the 2018 info sheet.

  • What you will learn?
  • Who should attend?
  • Program fees and inclusions
  • Application process
  • What our alumni say
  • Tentative dates

Program fees:

The fee for this program comprises both an organisational component and a participant component:

Organisational fees

  • Standard: $13,322 +GST
  • NFP: $10,540 +GST

Individual contribution

  • $1,723 +GST / ($1,895 incl. GST)

A limited number of scholarships are available for NFP organisations who meet the eligibility criteria. Learn more.

What our alumni say

“There are important benefits to my organisation from participating in the Williamson program. By broadening our awareness and perspectives beyond our immediate workplace and comfort zones, we are far more able to challenge ourselves to be stronger leaders, and in doing this, offer far more to our clients and the community." Anthony Coops (WCLP'12), Partner, KPMG

 “Listening and understanding the stories of such a diverse range of leaders has been so enriching and challenging. Many of them will stay with me forever and remind me of the importance of leaders knowing their own stories and staying true to their values which I will continue to strive to do.” Rosie Wheen (WCLP'15), Director of International Programs, WaterAid Australia

 “Whilst the issues-focussed Friday programs were an eye- opener it was the ‘immunity to change’ leadership day that resonated most with me. The opportunity to self-reflect on my individual immunities to change and consider the impact and benefits of increased self-awareness to me as an individual and my organisation was profound.” Grant Cosgriff (WCLP'15), Executive Director, Triathlon Victoria 

“Beyond being a truly uplifting and humbling experience with a fabulous cohort, the Williamson Community Leadership Program has helped me find authenticity in all aspects of life. For that I will be forever grateful.” David Campbell (WCLP’13), Consultant, Egon Zehnder