Essentials Program

A short, intensive program targeting new managers and leaders or those about to transition into a leadership role.

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IML ANZ’s renowned suite of programs can help you develop and refine your leadership skills at every career level.


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August 16 - August 31


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September 21 - September 29


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October 5 - November 11


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October 11 - October 21

Intersect Office, 167 Flinders Street, Adelaide

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November 8 - November 23


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What did participants think?

Don’t just take our word for it, hear first hand what Essentials participants learned from their experiences. Spanning a wide range of industries and experience levels, individuals stepped away with a variety of skills and knowledge that helped them become better managers and leaders.

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Our facilitators put you first

Our programs are facilitated by our expert leadership facilitators who will guide you with their passion, expertise and wealth of industry experience.

Grant Withrington


Grant is a well-respected, engaging and energetic facilitator and coach who believes the secret to an organisation’s future lies in its ability to engage, empower and inspire its own greatest asset, its people. He uses his significant experience as a senior leader and change agent to help clients create a leadership culture that drives business results by harnessing the power of its people.

Grant has worked in a variety of industries and sectors, including defence, medical devices and diagnostics, customer service, sales and marketing. Grant has considerable experience working with client in government, private sector and not-for-profits organisations. He has a talent for engaging audiences from front-line workers to CEOs to bring about meaningful and lasting change. This combined with his drive to achieve sustained business performance through developing leaders and empowering people, ensures a solid return on investment for his clients. 

Lorraine Caruso


Over the past 12 years, Lorraine has partnered with organisations to strengthen their business capability and effectiveness across strategic planning and execution, governance structures, leadership development, operational capability, stakeholder alignment and engagement, improved systems and processes, transformation projects, and team development.  

Lorraine is also a lecturer, course coordinator, and facilitator for an MBA Program and Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship across subjects including organisational behaviour, leadership, strategic human resources, start-ups, and governance. 

She challenges the status quo to maximise performance, with specialised expertise in effective stakeholder collaboration and engagement, customer experience, financial business performance, and professional growth and development of teams.  

Cheryl Bowie


Cheryl has been a senior leader and consultant for many of New Zealand's blue-chip organisations, including Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development, NZTE, Manukau Institute of Technology, NZ Post and TelstraClear and has worked in a wide range of sectors. A consulting career highlight was establishing Auckland Transition Agency’s project office - the organisation charged with creating Auckland Council. Cheryl is passionate about the human side of change management, supporting clients to find alignment between their personal and professional lives. She facilitates the understanding of barriers and inner workings allowing clients and their employers to realise their full potential and “bring their whole selves” to work. Her passion for neuroscience, story, emotional literacy and mindfulness allows her to support deep reflection and change. 

Kerry Irwin


Kerry is passionate about developing leaders and has designed and delivered programs and workshops covering all aspects of leadership development. She develops and implements strategies that transform people, teams and organisations, resulting in building high levels of confidence, fulfilment and passion in people. Kerry provides intuitive guidance in her individual coaching of leaders of every level in their life and career. Kerry has also worked extensively at an international level. Her style as a facilitator, coach and consultant is highly collaborative. Kerry has worked in many industries including construction, defence and pharmaceuticals. She has delivered numerous programs for IML ANZ including Foundations of Intentional Leadership™ and various tailored programs for organisations who are looking to make meaningful improvements in their leadership capability.

Shannon Cooper


Shannon has a knack for seeing how people could be, but also the skills and disciplined approach to actually help them realise this potential. His refreshing, energetic, and interactive approach has been known to empower employees, thrill customers, and embolden entire organisations. His bespoke training solutions and people-centred philosophy mean clients receive hand-crafted solutions based on sharp observations, honest conversations, and fresh thinking. Shannon 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 training methods help unshackle powerful ideas and foster lasting organisational change. He has achieved success from the Board Room to the shop floor and from the Head Office to the site shed.

Kerry Anne Cassidy


Kerry Anne is a leadership life-changer, empowering leaders to thrive, with courage, conviction and can-do. Having helped over 50,000 leaders to transform their lives, teams and organisations since 1996, Kerry Anne's passion is in challenging leaders to own their unique design, identify their superpowers and gifts and become the change they want to see in their own lives. Her philosophy is simple: the brain with the problem is the brain with the solution. With confidence being the number one challenge facing leaders and fear of failure a close second, her programs skilfully stimulate, engage and challenge the thinking of her leaders, developing the skills necessary to help them to solve personal, business and team problems and step up into their very best selves. As an award-winning facilitator, Kerry Anne has worked across an extensive variety of industries within public, not-for-profit and private sectors. These include industries as diverse as public administration, oil and gas, customer service provision, aviation, telecommunication, health, IT and retail.

Jacqui Perkins


Jacqui Perkins is a highly skilled facilitator, speaker and coach, with many years of leadership experience in the corporate world. Jacqui’s ability to connect and establish genuine relationships with the personnel of the companies she represents, and the participants in her programs, have won her high praise, appreciation and industry awards. She delivers engaging and entertaining programs and uses a combination of highly interactive videos, practical coaching assignments and customised leadership resources. Her colourful and lively style, her commitment to being ‘with you all the way’ and determination to ‘keep it real’ guarantee a memorable and transformative experience.

Mark Jones


Mark has over 20 years of experience in corporate and military training and facilitation. Mark focuses on assisting organisations to lead the change they aspire to rather than attempting to manage it.  

Mark works with some of Australasia’s largest corporations facilitating leadership programs and assisting these organisations through the change process. Mark has significant experience in working in remote and often dangerous environments. 

Coupled with his extensive immersion in regional cultures he brings a level of cultural understanding second to none. He has significant experience in the Indo Pacific, developing and delivering culturally appropriate training in project management, leadership, team development, work prioritisation, communication and health and safety. 

Matthew Byrne


Matthew’s experience includes working with executive managers to align their personal strategy to corporate strategy, developing leadership styles and strategies that enable executives to identify and leverage value through thought leadership. He has an ability to solve complex organisational problems through identifying core problems/stumbling blocks and transform obstacles into inspirational opportunities. Matthew has worked extensively with executives across a wide range of industries and sectors. He has worked to enhance performance with senior managers in education, resources, energy and utilities, eco-tourism, marketing, finance and banking industries among others. He is also the Program Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management’s flagship General Managers Program.

Rupert Bryce


Rupert Bryce has over 15 years’ experience in leadership development, human resources, consulting and coaching. While he has worked with most top 50 ASX companies he loves exploring new industries and new contexts. Rupert’s highly developed coaching skills have helped many employers fulfil their commitment to achieve greater employee performance and engagement, developing strategic thinking skills with high potential employees. Highly result oriented and solution focused, Rupert has a reputation in delivering innovative , engaging and highly effective leadership programs that lead to significant return on investment and value for the individual. Rupert uses evidence-based psychological tools and solution-focused coaching to build thinking skills, insight and self-awareness in his clients. 

Jon Dunning


Jon is a transformer of leaders, teams and workplaces and a facilitator of growth, development and change. He has extensive private and public sector experience in operational delivery, organisational change, personal performance and team development in Europe, USA, Australasia and the Far East. His energetic and collaborative facilitation style is both supportive and challenging. He likes to encourage innovation, creativity and opportunistic change management. In New Zealand, Jon has led significant change projects and activities in the public sector including merging the Auckland City and Auckland Regional Councils and rolling out a new customer-centric culture program across 44 sports and leisure centres in 2017. He has consulted with, and led training in, contexts as diverse as intellectual disability services, Fire and Emergency NZ, glasshouse horticulture, and the NZ Police service. Jon was also involved in prisoner rehabilitation and fostering the potential and independence in those with intellectual disabilities.

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