Authentic Leadership

If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about leadership, it is the importance of authenticity. Good, authentic leaders generate trust and confidence. They are made not born. The best leaders go beyond management expertise and bring their authentic selves into their leadership.  

So, what’s holding you back from reaching your leadership potential? 

Join Harvard Kennedy School public policy lecturer Dr Dana Born, a distinguished former military leader, to better understand your personal story, find your distinctive leadership purpose and learn how to lead more effectively and meaningfully.  

This engaging online workshop held over 5 x 2.5 hour days, will show you how to build your leadership abilities and help you take control of your career. The workshop also features individual and team tasks to complete outside of the online environment. 

You will learn to shift your leadership focus from “I” to ‘we”, use your own personal story to shape your leadership style and discover that authentic leadership is about leading by example and empowering others.   

Discover ideas, techniques and tools to grow your self-awareness, develop a ‘learning mindset’ and assist you in your leadership development journey. 

What will you learn?  

Dr Born will guide you through case studies, individual exercises, debates and small-group discussions. You will create a leadership purpose statement to launch your own “true north” development plan.  

By the end of the workshop you will:  

  • have reflected on your leadership journey and the crucibles that have shaped you by examining your life story and experiences  
  • understand why leaders lose their way and the self-awareness needed to avoid this  
  • have explored how to build support teams and lead an integrated life  
  • understand the purpose of your leadership and empower other leaders, while optimising your own leadership effectiveness.  

Who should attend?  

Mid-to-senior-level managers in the public and not-for-profit sectors and those interested in their own leadership development and developing the leadership of others around them.  

Who will lead the course?  

Dr Dana H. Born – Faculty Chair, Senior Executive Fellows Program, Center for Public Leadership, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Distinguished Fellow in Moral Leadership with the HOW Institute for Society, as well as a retired Brigadier General with 30 years of service in the United States Air Force. Read Dr Born’s biography.  

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom providing a platform for inspiring and engaging delivery. Participants are encouraged to utilise a personal device if Zoom is unable to be accessed via work servers.

Receive a 25% discount for registrations of four or more people  

 ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount. 

ANZSOG alumni receive a 15% discount. Every person that completes the Executive Masters of Public Administration, Executive Fellows Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumniOnly one discount is redeemable for each registration. 


When  Monday 28 June – Friday, 2 July 2021 
Time  10am – 12.30pm AEST, 5 x 2.5 hour days  
Where  Online (AEST) – Zoom
Contact  Executive Education team | Telephone: +61 3 8344 1984 | Email:
Cost  $1700 AUD (inc. GST)
Applications close 21st June, 2021

Executive Education team

+61 3 8344 1984


Online AEST (Zoom)