Emerging Leader Program

Step up to the challenge of management and leadership

Making a successful transition from an individual contributor to a leader involves not only a new skill set but a new mindset. The Emerging Leader Program has been designed to give new and early career managers the foundational skills and confidence to build a successful leadership career and an appreciation of what it takes to achieve their leadership potential. This immersive course will develop the tools, capabilities and techniques to engage, motivate and lead people, build a high-performing culture and position yourself as a leader.

Key Outcomes

This intensive course will accelerate your capability and prepare you to step up to the challenge of leadership. You will return to work with a management toolkit to better:

  • Make the shift from individual contributor to manager
  • Determine what to do vs. what to delegate 
  • Manage your energy, maintain work/life balance and avoid burnout 
  • Identify and initiate opportunities and overcome challenges 
  • Translate organisational strategy into a team vision with clear focus areas, actionable team goals and performance management systems
  • Adapt your leadership style to the context 
  • Coach, mentor and motivate others 
  • Shape a collaborative, high-performing team culture 
  • Embrace and leverage team diversity
  • Manage across generational and personality differences


  • Understand and apply emotional intelligence techniques 
  • Communicate authentically and assertively

Program Experience

Before the course, you will be onboarded into our online learning platform AGSM Navigator, which brings together interactive, virtual learning with evidence based in-person experiences. The Navigator will enable you to access your pre-course preparation materials, set your learning goals, complete mandatory online learning components, connect with our faculty, and submit final reflections.

You will complete a comprehensive qualitative feedback survey and an assessment tool to inform key strengths and development areas. Feedback will be debriefed by experienced coaches, who will help you translate the feedback into measurable, actionable goals that will shape you as a leader.
Over four days, you will work with fellow emerging managers to tackle challenges and practice the skills that will take you into the next phase of your career. Your experience will culminate in the creation of a personal action plan to transform learning into immediate action, with a progress check-in by your coach one month after the program.

Who Should Attend?

New and emerging managers, either those making the transition from individual contributor to management or existing managers looking to master and stretch their foundational leadership skills. Your organisation will benefit from individual contributors and new leaders with the practical techniques and mindset to step up to a management role, increase motivation, empower others, create greater engagement and build a positive performance culture.

Key Presenters