Entering the fray

There’s a moment where you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up.

-Malala Yusafzai

It’s hard to imagine a better time to attend Activate’, our three-day Adaptive Leadership program. Our modern workplaces are characterized by growing tensions between the way we’d like to work and the way we’ve learned to work. We tolerate these tensions because we don’t really know how to address them. Practices that have worked in the past, seem less effective now. Our frustration grows with our bosses’ inability to remove the obstacles that impede progress. We approach our work with skill and diligence, but it doesn’t seem to have the impact we crave. And we feel we have so much more to offer, if only we knew where to start. The Activate Leadership Program is designed to help you clearly articulate your leadership challenges to understand why you might not be making the progress you seek, and to engage experimentally but intentionally with others to reduce the tension between what you are, and what you want.

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Take control of your future, enter the fray with us and sign up for the Activate Leadership Program today.

Program Overview

Over three intensive days, you will explore and develop your ability to engage effectively with complex challenges that defy your current levels of organisational know-how. Expertly supported by Harvard- trained facilitators, you will deepen your capacity to recognise and diagnose these challenges, and mobilise your organisation to engage in the learning needed to make progress beyond the current state of inertia.

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Your Facilitators

Our facilitators, Don Lowe, Sarah Lowe, and Phil Shepherd, are all graduates of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Art and Practice of Leadership Development Program, with extensive experience in practicing or developing Adaptive Leadership across a variety of public, private and NFP organisations. 

Don Lowe

‘The Provocateur’. With an adult lifetime in leadership development, Don has come to understand that a person’s defining achievements are invariably linked to the efforts of others. That’s why his professional focus has, over the years, gravitated towards helping people surface the challenges that are holding them back, and to get traction by mobilising, amplifying, and aligning their efforts with those of others. In the 19 years spent running his own Consulting company, Humanoeuvre, Don has helped professionals from all walks of life to break free from their organisational shackles and enter the leadership fray.

Sarah Lowe

‘The Mentor’. Sarah has been a senior executive, leader and coach for the past 20 years working in the commercial sector, delivering to private and public sector clients. As a senior executive, Sarah guided her large, nationally based, multi-disciplinary teams to breakthrough levels of achievement. Throughout this time, she faced just about every issue you could imagine. A dedicated learner, Sarah took on those challenges and joined her teams in the trenches as they learned, evolved and strengthened to sustain outstanding performance.  Her passion for individual and team growth is reflected in her engaging, personalised facilitation style. 

Phil Shepherd

‘The Transformer’. Phil is a highly experienced leader and dynamic facilitator who is deeply passionate about leadership and helping teams and individuals reach their full potential. His point of difference is a powerful ability to develop and deliver innovative and transformative leadership programs and workshops, that actually help leaders to return to their world and truly make a difference. Phil’s alumni are able to transfer their improved confidence and sense of self-efficacy into sustained leadership effectiveness in the workplace.

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  • Three-day in-person program, from 8.30am – 5pm daily
  • Expert facilitation, featuring immersive, experiential learning techniques 
  • Introduction to the foundational Adaptive Leadership framework
  • Cohort networking and peer learning
  • Specialised focus on personal, real-world leadership challenges
  • Self-directed, peer-supported post-program extension
  • Individual development support options
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided daily
  • Program and administrative details will be sent to participants before the course
  • Full refunds will be made for cancellations more than 30 days prior to program commencement
  • 50% refunds for cancellations between 15 and 30 days prior to program commencement
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations within 15 days of program commencement
  • Let us know if you’re interested via the contact form below, and we will be in touch.
  • Further dates will be announced for 2025 courses.


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