PROGRAM TYPE: Leadership development program
DURATION: 12 weeks
LOCATIONS: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and available in-house
Member – $2,995
Non Member – $5,495
10% off when booking 2+
PROGRAM STARTS: 22nd August 2018

ENROL BY: 1st August 2018

Foundations of Intentional Leadership has been designed for new and emerging leaders with under two years’ experience
Learners will acquire core skills to move from a team member to an effective team leader
This is a 12-week blended program with 4 months mentoring


Moving up the career ladder into a managerial role should be an exciting time. But for many professionals this transition may be met with fear and a sense of overwhelming responsibility.

With the promotion comes the responsibility to lead and manage a team effectively. They must transition from doing work to getting work done through others. A clear shift from delivery to direction which can be met with some difficulty and stress without any formal management training. These “accidental managers” are left to sink or swim.

IML’s Foundations of Intentional Leadership supports the transition from a technical specialist to new management professional and intentional leader. The program is a foundation piece that will equip you with the core skills to take the first step into management with confidence and accelerate your career progression.

Foundations of Intentional Leadership is a 12-week blended program combining face-to-face learning, online study and leadership coaching, followed by 4-months of one-on-one mentoring. The learning experience is embedded with practical workplace projects to develop your real-world applied professional skills.

The program accepts up to only 16 learners in each cohort for intimate and interactive face-to-face sessions, with more opportunities for individual learner success.

In each location, Foundations of Intentional Leadership will be facilitated by highly-credentialed management experts who will guide learners with their experience, knowledge and passion for leadership.


Alternating between face-to-face training days and online coursework, attendees will undergo facilitated study for the first 12 weeks to a program developed on six learning modules.

Module 1 – The intentional leader – Weeks 1 & 2

The first module introduces you to becoming an intentional leader. This module develops new capabilities required to execute new responsibilities, including operating to new managerial time frames, managing changes in working relationships, making a behavioural and value-based transition to a leadership role, and enabling others to grow and perform.

To map the development journey to your experience, your leadership, behavioural and EQ competencies will be measured through IML 360, DiSC and Genos analytics tools.

Module 2 – Manage self – Weeks 3 & 4

This module builds your skills on managing your new role as a leadership professional, including time management, decision-making, problem solving, and project management. The unit shapes a foundation for a continuous cycle of professional development, the cornerstone of progression and growth in your leadership journey.

Module 3 – Communications and professional networking – Weeks 5 & 6

This module is focused on equipping you with workplace communication skills to effectively correspond with people at all levels of the organisation – your staff, manager, executive leadership team and board.

Module 4 – Manage team – Weeks 7 & 8

This module is centred around developing your skills to enable the team to succeed and perform as a unit. Skills such as building teams, nurturing different personalities, motivating and engaging groups, and coaching for team success will be covered.

Module 5 – Manage people – Weeks 9 & 10

The most difficult shift from specialist to leader is the new task of managing your peers. Module 4 provides practical knowledge on navigating teams, how to manage performance, managing conflicts and communicating to the individual’s needs.

Module 6 – The bigger picture – Weeks 11 & 12

The final module focuses on the long-term goal of your leadership journey, equipping you with skills to manage and lead a business. This unit introduces the “how” to developing organisation’s strategy, managing the business’ vision, identifying risks and managing finances and operational plans.

Every fortnight, attendees are required to attend a face-to-face day — a full day of interactive learning based in the CBD.

Sydney face-to-face venue:
Lower Ground Floor, Sydney Central
477 Pitt Street
Sydney 2000 NSW


Brisbane face-to-face venue:
IML Brisbane
16/40 Creek St
Brisbane City
Queensland 4000 QLD


Melbourne face-to-face venue:


The program in Sydney will be facilitated by leadership specialist Kerry Irwin. A highly credentialed HR professional and experienced HR executive generalist, Kerry brings a depth of corporate experience. She has been the Vice President and Director of Human Resources at a number of Multinational organisations such as Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Thales Australia, United Group and the Australian Institute of Management. Her style as a facilitator, coach and consultant is highly collaborative and she draws on her knowledge and experiences in order to assist the implementation of breakthrough strategies for her clients.

The program in Brisbane will be facilitated by Jacqui Perkins. Jacqui delivers impactful solutions across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Australia and South Africa. Her strength is her ability to achieve results by empowering and encouraging her learners to take risks, be bold and to always be curious.
She combines real-life experience with in-depth knowledge. Her unique way of delivering is direct and engaging, which cuts through any resistance and allows people to let down their guard and open up to learning. As a compassionate coach, Jacqui provides complete commitment and support through learner’s challenges and growth. She focuses on delivering results by using tried and tested methods that simply work.

The program in Melbourne will be facilitated by Rob Brennan. Rob is an experienced group facilitator, executive coach, and mediator who has worked extensively in both the private and public sectors in Australia and overseas. He has completed a Masters in Applied Science (Social Ecology), a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and more recently a Cert. IV in Training and Assessment to support his skills and experience as a facilitator. Rob is a skilful storyteller who uses his diverse career experiences to add interest to his facilitation of workshops and group sessions. He has a reputation for bringing energy, enthusiasm and a practical focus to all his facilitation projects, using experiential learning methods and adult learning principles.

IML’s Foundations of Intentional Leadership program can be tailored to your company needs and run in-house (12 people minimum). For more information, please email