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. It offers unique professional collaboration across corporate, government, academic and community sectors.

The 2017 SA program theme is Leadership on the Big Issues. This five session program will be delivered in conjunction with Flinders University.

This program provides unparalleled access to Australia's top business leaders who will share their insights and experience with participants in highly interactive and informative group sessions.

The program will provide emerging leaders with an opportunity to develop their leadership and management skills, required in today's rapidly changing economic and business environment.

The program's intake is limited to ensure an exclusive and personalised learning experience. The Copland Leadership Program challenges conventional leadership thinking and teaches participants to act decisively in complex situations.

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 ensure an exclusive and personalised learning experience, with the added benefit of extending participants' networks across a range of industries.

2017 speakers

  • Dr Lynn Arnold, Former Premier of SA
  • Malcolm Hyde AO, Former SA Police Commissioner
  • Susan Close, Minister for Education and Child Development
  • Jane Mussared, Chief Executive, COTA

Meet the facilitators

Flinders University, Head of Politics and Public Policy, Associate Professor Haydon Manning

Dr Haydon Manning is a frequent commentator on state and national politics. His main research interests focus on political attitudes, voting behaviour, elections, political parties, South Australian politics and energy policy debates.

His recent publications have focussed on the politics of uranium mining in Australia, environmental issues during the 2010 election campaign, the end of the Rann era, and contemporary political satire.

Currently, he teaches Australian politics and government, electoral behaviour and environmental politics.

Flinders University, School of Social and Policy Studies, Professor Adam Graycay

Professor Adam Graycar was a lecturer at Finders University until his departure in 1980 to become the Foundation Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. In the intervening decades he has held a wide range of academic and government posts. In 2015 he returned as strategic professor of social and policy studies.

He acquired extensive policy experience over 22 years in the senior level posts he has held in government, both Federal and State. His most recent government position was Head, Cabinet Office, Government of South Australia (2003-2007). He was also the nation’s first Commissioner for the Ageing (1985-1990).

Delivered in collaboration

This program is delivered in collaboration with Flinders University.

In 2017, the Copland Leadership program's sessions will be facilitated by Flinders University. Sessions will feature case study presentations and discussions with top tier industry, corporate and public sector leaders on current leadership practices, opportunities and challenges.


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 Wednesday, 27 July 2017.

More information

For more information or to apply, please contact Sharon Simmons on 08 7002 8681 or email.