Copland Leadership Program – New South Wales


The Copland Leadership Program is CEDA’s professional development program for future leaders across corporate, government, academic and community sectors

The Copland Leadership Program is CEDA's professional development program for future leaders planning to accelerate their careers. It offers exceptional professional collaboration across corporate, government, academic and community sectors.

The Copland Leadership program:

  • Builds core skills to support self-leadership including design thinking, 360 feedback, innovative and disruptive thinking, and entrepreneurship; and
  • Supports a leadership path to wider organisational leadership and Australia's role as a global leader.

Key dates

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 5.00pm to 6.30pm
Welcome event

Day One – Wednesday 4th October 2017 from 9.00am to 4.00pm
Investing in yourself: Leadership and personal effectiveness

Day Two – Wednesday 18th October 2017 from 9.00am to 4.00pm
Shaping the future: Leadership and strategy

Day Three – Wednesday 1st November 2017 from 9.00am to 4.00pm
Making things happen: Leadership and performance 

Who should participate?

The Copland Leadership program is designed specifically for ambitious young people seeking to accelerate their careers into executive general management.

Copland candidates will have attained certain success in their chosen professions, with demonstrated intellectual rigour, but now want to elevate their performance along the path to leadership.

The program's intake is limited to 25 participants to ensure an exclusive and personalised learning experience, with the added benefit of extending participants' networks across a range of industries.

2017 speakers

  • Diane Smith Gander, Non-Executive Director, AGL Energy Limited and Board Member, CEDA
  • Sharon Schoenborn, Director of Sales and Marketing, Microsoft
  • Andrew Carriline, Chief Risk Officer, Westpac Institutional Bank
  • Blair Comley PSM, Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Paul McClintock AO, National Chairman, Committee for Economic Development of Australia and Chairman, Myer Holdings Ltd, Chairman, Broadspectrum. 
  • Greg Barnier, Chief People Officer, icare
  • Alexander Lynch, Manager, Public Policy and Government Relations, Google Australia and New Zealand

Meet the facilitator

Dr Melinda Muth
Melinda is an educator and consultant who specialises in individual and group behaviour, principally with senior executives and leadership teams.

She is currently Managing Director of the Institute of Food and Grocery Management. Melinda is Faculty Advisor and facilitator with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the adjunct faculty at UNSW where she earned her PhD with a thesis on the impact of boards on company performance. Melinda graduated from the University of Cincinnati magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Design and earned her MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Benefits of the program

Participants will:

  • Receive cutting-edge knowledge, learning from leaders from a range of industries and backgrounds;
  • Gain new and fresh perspectives on business challenges;
  • Participate in discussions and debate on business and community issues;
  • Have access to a network of emerging professionals from the public, private, academic and not-for-profit sectors;
  • Get access to a complimentary CEDA public event to further networking opportunities; and
  • Be connected to CEDA's unique and growing Copland Leadership alumni LinkedIn Group.

Program details

The Copland Leadership program begins on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.

Early bird rate: $3,450 including GST (ending 30th June 2017)

Standard rate: $3,950 including GST

Non-member rate:  $4,200 including GST

Member organisations who nominate two or more participants: $3,500 including GST 

Application closing date

Applications closed. 

For more information

Contact CEDA NSW on 02 9779 9752 or via email