Mindful Leadership

Design strategy, lead teams and
empower individuals.

Mindful Leadership

Design strategy, lead teams and empower individuals.

For emerging and senior leaders

Course overview

As the world around us becomes faster, more digital and more complex, it is the individuals who can inspire, engage and lead teams who are best positioned for success.

However, the way we work today is vastly different to how it has ever been before. With this reality comes the need for a new style of leadership.

In this program you will develop the self-awareness, authenticity and commercial acumen to set compelling business vision, to maximise the performance of diverse teams and to unlock the full potential of your personal leadership.

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Who this is for

Business owners looking to maximise performance, wellbeing and profit.

>  Directors and Heads of Departments looking to drive increased engagement and performance within their modern workforce.

Emerging leaders looking to start their leadership and management career with the modern fundamentals required for success.

Promotion seekers looking to secure their next role through demonstrated ability to lead in the complex, modern economy.

What you'll learn

Get a business education that is useful, relevant and real.

Connect outcome with purpose

Unlock purpose within yourself and your team to drive meaningful business outcomes

Lead teams

Utilise empathy and authenticity to maximise team culture, performance and outcome.

Personal excellence

Maximise your authentic leadership potential to become the leader you always wanted to be.

The curriculum

In line with the insights and expertise of our industry partners and expert advisors, we’ve created an intensive program that provides you the support, frameworks and networks you need to successfully grow as a business leader and most importantly, deliver business results.

Across each week you’ll complete real business work with the support of experts, applying new theories and frameworks directly to your business situation.

1. The foundations

Mindful leadership & its importance
Self-awareness & resilience
Strategic foresight & scenario planning
The purpose of leadership

2. Empathy & customer understanding

Developing self-awareness strategies & habits
Uncovering personal purpose & personal and professional values
Managing triggers in business situations

3. Coaching session

Check-in with your instructor to set your goals and objectives for the course, and to explore the class content and ask questions.

4. Cultivating resilience

Professional resilience
‘Grit’ & the growth mind-set
Managing adversity & conflict
Business modeling & environmental analysis

5. Developing emotional intelligence

Empathy mapping
Utilising EQ to better understand your team
Mapping leader-employee interactions
Leading different personalities

6. Coaching session

Touch base with your instructor to discuss your course progress, and to fully understand how to apply the learning materials in way that ensures successful outcomes.

7. Mindful leadership in practise

Mindful communication
Co-creation & collaboration
Setting goals
A mindful, strategic leadership process

8. Creating outcomes

How to create action plans for implementation
Leading & managing up
Setting personal goals
Comprehensive program review

9. Coaching session

Collaborate with your instructor to wrap-up the course content, and to discuss final feedback that will help you prepare for your individual project presentation.

10. Pitch & present

Present your individual project to the group, showcasing the knowledge and skills you’ve learned throughout the course.


Study your way

With our face-to-face and online study options, you can choose to complete the course to your own timeline
and with the level of support you need.


Wednesday 12 September 2018

10 weeks part-time

12 hours online learning
18 hours face-to-face workshops
3 hours one-on-one coaching
Pitch and present session
Networking & invitations to events
Certificate of completion



Study any time

40 hours

20+ hours online learning
Supported online learning
Practical tools, tasks & projects
3 hours one-on-one coaching

Certificate of completion



Enquire about next intake

10 weeks part-time

12 hours online learning
18 hours face-to-face workshops
3 hours one-on-one coaching
Pitch and present session
Networking & invitations to events
Certificate of completion



Start any time

Design your own schedule

12 hours online learning
18 hours face-to-face workshops
3 hours one-on-one coaching
Pitch and present session
Networking & invitations to events
Certificate of completion

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Contemporary, personalised learning

Personal development shouldn’t be a chore. Our courses use a collaborative learning framework geared to the modern learner. Human connection, online materials and highly-engaging, outcome focused everything.

Online learning

Access a range of online learning materials, including tools and templates, learning tasks and online discussion.

Interactive workshops

Facilitated workshops are where you put your learning and ideas to work. Led by a dedicated tutor, you’ll engage in guided discussion and practical exercises to apply knowledge to your own context.

One to one coaching

Coaching sessions help you achieve your goals, whatever they are. Your coach works with you to define and complete a learning project, giving feedback and support tailored to your needs.


Omar De Silva

Co-founder and Executive Director, Plato Project

Omar has a track record of successful venture development and investment in diverse sectors including property, professional services and education. Having been through financial ruin and depression, with continued challenges of anxiety, Omar’s success has been the result of concerted effort to operate with self-awareness, purpose and empathy. Omar now utilises his own stories and experience to help budding entrepreneurs turn their idea into a reality, and work with emerging, senior and executive leaders of organisations from around the world, with a consistent focus on authentic leadership success.

In collaboration with

This course is proudly developed in partnership with the following industry leaders that practice, test and refine their entrepreneurial and leadership skills on the ground, in the business trenches, every day.

“It taught me to dispel the stereotypes of traditional leadership that I was
trying so hard to mould myself around. Instead, I’ve been reinvigorated with
a new holistic perspective: one of the need for self-awareness, empathy and
the importance of mobilising team members to increase a group’s productivity
and work satisfaction. I’ve been armed with data, research and techniques
to take the learning immediately into my own work.”

Amy, Planning Manager at MediaCom

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees upfront, or pay a $500 deposit to secure your seat. The balance is due in the first week of the course. Learn more about our Cancellation Policy.

We accept credit cards and bank transfers, and can organise for payment by invoice if your employer is funding your study.


Need help managing fee payments?

We work with Study Loans, who offer student loans to help finance your education.


Get answers to our most commonly asked questions.

What support do I get?

Beyond a dedicated instructor and program manager you can reach out to, and a small, curated cohort you’ll move through the course with, you’ll be part of a community of like-minded individuals that is thousands strong! Upon completion of the course, you’ll also become a part of our alumni, who receive facilitated introductions to industry, and invitations to events and networking opportunities.

What do I get by completing the course?

We provide certification that you have completed the program which you can proudly display on your resume, LinkedIn or anywhere else. However, this in our opinion is only the smallest part. By completing the program you’ll be developing a capability which will take your career further and move you closer to achieving your goals.

If you’re interested in official accreditation speak to us about our university partnerships.

How do the coaching sessions work?

Coaching sessions are arranged between the course instructor and the participant for times and dates that are mutually convenient. Coaching may take place over the phone, by video call or in person, depending on the preferences and location of each party.

The purpose of the coaching sessions is to provide personalised support, accountability and feedback to ensure you get the most out of your learning. Each coaching session will have a specific agenda focusing on your individual learning project and allowing time for questions, deeper exploration of class content and reflection on learning.

Are you an RTO or a university?

No. We have very purposefully not gone down this pathway so we can continue on focusing on the most up-to-date, industry relevant content and experiences – rather than being confined to some policies which in our opinion, don’t add value to our students.

If you’re looking for official accreditation though, please ask us about our partnerships.

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