PROGRAM TYPE: Leadership development program

DURATION: 12 weeks

12-week development program
3 diagnostic reports
6 full days of facilitated learning
2 x 1:1 coaching sessions
4 months mentoring
1-year personal membership
12-month access to over 1,000 e-learning courses

Member: $3,450
Non-member: $5,999

Melbourne – 5th February
Sydney – 12th February
Brisbane – 12th February
Enrol by 20th December

Adelaide – 13th May
Brisbane – 13th May
Cairns – 13th May
Canberra – 13th May
Melbourne – 13th May
Newcastle – 13th May
Sydney – 13th May
Auckland – 13th May
Enrol by 3rd April

Don’t see your location? Contact us on 1300 661 061 to register your interest in your area.

Foundations of Intentional Leadership has been designed for those new to management or those transitioning from a technical specialist to management professional.
This is a 12-week blended program with 4 months mentoring and leadership coaching, embedded with practical workplace projects.
“This program has been the most influential course that I have ever undertaken around leadership and management. The personal growth, as well as professional growth, that I have seen in myself over the last 3 months has been life changing. The individual coaching sessions on top of the face-to-face modules provided added value and huge benefits. I’d love to continue to engage in the course as well as the coaching.” – Kristen Millar, Social Health Manager, South Gippsland Health
Other Testimonials
Penny Millgate
Oona Phillips
Sally Roebuck


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 support. These “accidental managers” are left to sink or swim.

IML’s Foundations of Intentional Leadership supports the transition from a technical specialist to a 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. Download the program flyer here.


To discuss this program with one of our Program Specialists over the phone, you can also call us on 1300 661 061.



5 ways to stand out with intentional leadership


With thousands of professionals being promoted into new management roles every day, how can we make sure they are given the right support to be successful managers and leaders in the workplace?

In this webinar, IML General Manager Sam Bell FIML and leadership specialist Kerry Irwin discuss how intentional leaders can shift their mindset from mate to manager; use specific decision making, presentation and time management tools; and how they can view the bigger picture.


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 learning 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 – Communication – 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.

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


Melbourne face-to-face venue:
Dialogue Casselden,
Level 5, 2 Lonsdale Street


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


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.

The program in Sydney is facilitated by leadership specialist Kerry Irwin. A highly credentialed HR professional and experienced HR executive generalist, Kerry brings a depth of corporate experience to the program. She has been the Vice President and Director of Human Resources at a number of Multinational organisations such as Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Thales Australia and United Group. As well as this program, Kerry is currently engaged by Boral Australia as part of the Organisational Development team, developing and delivering best practice Leadership Programs to support their staff. She also provides executive coaching to groups and individuals to grow their leadership capabilities. Kerry has a Master of Arts in Human Resources and Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources, both from Macquarie University.


Shannon is a leadership and management facilitator known for getting bold results. His refreshing, energetic, and interactive approach has been known to empower employees, thrill customers, and embolden entire organisations.

For over a decade, government agencies and companies seeking big impacts have turned to Shannon for insight and inspiration. He has worked with big and small teams, single and multi-site businesses helping lead big-impact leadership programs. His high energy workshops and presentations delight audiences while his invigorating methods help unshackle powerful ideas and foster lasting organisational change.

Shannon is currently studying a Masters Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Swinburne and has an Advanced Diploma of Management and Advanced Diploma of Human Resource Management from the Pragmatic Institute plus a Diploma of Business from Monash University.





Taking great satisfaction from the learning that comes with group facilitation, Alan has extensive experience in all aspects of generalist HR with a solid track record of building capability and engagement for leadership groups and their teams.

Most recently working for Lion Nathan in FMCG / Manufacturing, Alan has a business connected and pragmatic approach. He has coached and influenced at all levels, holds qualifications in HR and Engineering and has worked in both Operational and HR leadership roles.

Originally from Devon and Cornwall in the UK, Alan is a family man with two daughters. He enjoys practical work at home and dearly loves Australia and all things motorcycling, boating and fishing.

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


Step into management with confidence.

Book now for our upcoming Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra cohorts beginning in June 2019. IML’s Foundations of Intentional Leadership program can also be tailored to your company needs and run in-house at any time (12 people minimum).