Integral Women in Leadership

a transformational four-day leadership program for women


Integral Women in Leadership is a specific, targeted program that reinforces the strengths women have to be leaders in the workplace, while recognising that they often face leadership challenges which are different and additional to those faced by their male counterparts. In a safe and collegial environment, participants will be able to speak honestly about their personal leadership experience in order to learn from each other, as well as from the experienced facilitators and inspiring guest panelists.

Topics will focus on the issues identified as being the key to success for women as they advance their careers, including working within a personal purpose, resilience, leading change, negotiation and strategic use of support systems. Participants will also be asked to prepare a ‘challenge statement’ prior to the program, on which they will receive peer and coach support to identify a solution.

“This is a phenomenal program that exceeded my expectations. It gave all of us a new understanding of women leaders in general, but more importantly a customised assessment of our own styles, strengths, and opportunities to enhance our leadership value in the future. An absolute must for all women at any stage of their career.”

Michelle Dodd, Learning and Development Manager, Challenger Institute of Technology

Benefits of Attending

As a result of attending the program, participants will gain:

  • feedback on their personal leadership style and how it is serving them at work, and specific strategies to further develop their leadership abilities;
  • tools, skills and strategies to better achieve their personal purpose and the purpose of their organisation;
  • a solution to an immediate and significant workplace issue through the ‘challenge statement’ feedback process;
  • an understanding of the latest research on women in the workplace, and ideas for how to increase productivity and innovation in their organisation by better engaging women in leadership; and
  • a personal development action plan and a supportive alumni network.

Why Women in Leadership Now?

Numerous studies have shown that organisations with greater gender diversity at their leadership levels outperform those without. Increased innovation, improved governance and better market performance are some of the measured benefits. However, many organisations in Australia are still failing to realise those benefits – with currently only 2% of the top ASX 200 companies headed by women. While there are numerous strategies organisations can engage to increase the numbers of women at their leadership tables, individual women can also benefit from exploring the key challenges that they face in advancing their leadership, and focus on developing the right skills to immediately begin ‘leaning in’ to their careers.

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Register for this course

Cost: $3,500 + GST
Date: Program Launch: 6 October 2017
Day 1: 7 November 2017
Day 2: 8 November 2017
Day 3: 9 November 2017
Day 4: 10 November 2017
Venue: Tompkins on Swan Function Centre


Hannah Fitzhardinge

Hannah Fitzhardinge brings on-the-job experience in leadership, facilitation and coaching to her consulting work at Integral Development. She specialises in facilitating strategic planning, problem solving and leadership development workshops, as well as presenting sessions on communication, stakeholder engagement, and mindfulness / wellbeing at work. Hannah is passionate about working with individuals and organisations to increase the representation of women in positions of leadership, and is Program Director for the flagship Integral Women in Leadership program. She also co-facilitates Integral Development’s ever-popular Assertiveness for Women workshop.

Ron Cacioppe

Ron Cacioppe is the Managing Director of Integral Development and holds a BSc, an MBA and a PhD. He has taught in the Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.

Liz Harris

Liz Harris is a consultant and Executive Coach based in Perth, Western Australia. Liz brings to coaching practice twenty years of executive and management experience, with the last nine years as the CEO of a large multi-award winning public sector organisation, with 1,000 staff and commercial contracts in thirteen countries including Chile, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, China and Cambodia.

Peta Main

Peta commenced her career in training and development approximately 15 years ago and has developed a wide range of expertise in the fields of leadership development, change management, team alignments, and organisational development.

Megan Davidson

Megan is an energetic consultant with over 25 years’ experience in leadership and has specialised in organisational learning and development. She has had significant experience in operational management having served as an officer in the Australian Regular Army for 11 years within the corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME).

Jill Dare

Jill brings to her coachees over 20 years of organisational development and consulting experience. Jill graduated from Curtin University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Business and is a senior consultant and executive coach with Integral Development. She has worked in the fields of organisational development, research, marketing and training and leadership development. Primarily, she consults in those aspects of organisational development that involves coaching, facilitation, culture, feedback and leadership development.


Program Testimonials

“This program is unlike any other leadership program I’ve attended. It explores the many unique challenges women face through their careers from the very personal to the challenges we inevitably encounter in the workplace. I walked away with new insights and practical tools which have made me a more effective leader. I only wish I had the benefit of what I learnt much earlier in my career!”

Soolim Carney, Manager Environment, Mines

“An amazing space to come together with inspiring women and learn from each other in a four day intensive that not only kept me interested but left me energised, inspired and ready to take on my world!  Real learning that had an impact and translated into action!  Thank you!”

Kelly Hinton, NSW State Manager, Whitelion

“I was inspired to bring to my organisation the positives of having women in senior positions: different points of view, life experiences and networks bring richness to discussions and problem solving forums and encourage robust analysis of strategic and operational plans.”

Sharon Wilson, Education Manager, West Australian Football Commission