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Are you interested in wise leadership?


Consider applying for our Leadership and Civil Society Program. 


This program will build character, depth of understanding and the practical skills required to be an effective leader in key areas of culture including: education, business, technology, law, public service, politics, and media.



21 November 2021 - 26 February 2022, including a Christmas break



Course participants cover topics including:

  • Theology
  • Political Theory
  • Legal Theory
  • Economics
  • Literature and Art
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Business Strategy



Participants in the course participate in:

  • Work experience at Parliament House
  • Training in public speaking and debating
  • Writing for specific audiences (op-ed, speeches, briefs etc.)
  • Interacting with the media


Why come on a Leadership and Civil Society program?

You will have:

  • Unparalleled access to Christian leaders, experts, and influencers;
  • The opportunity to interrogate ideas with experts and peers;
  • The intellectual and theological grounding necessary for engaging in public life and society;
  • Direction for disciplined and discerning reading; and
  • Training in strategy and negotiation by field experts.


Applicant requirements

  • Applicant must profess Christian faith.
  • Applicant should have completed an undergraduate course at the time of commencement, but compensating attributes will be considered.
  • It is preferred that applicants have a minimum distinction average in their university transcript, but compensating attributes will be considered.
  • The Program is most appropriate for ages 23 - 55 as a foundational course towards future public leadership.
  • Other professional experience, particularly in policy areas, will assist an application.



* Each successful applicant receives a $26,000 scholarship towards the overall program fee. Fellows pay a remaining balance of $4,000 (GST inclusive). Price includes accommodation, meals, excursions, program materials, and transportation to and from Canberra airport.

The program runs once a year with a maximum of twelve fellows per semester.


People who complete programs consistently report:  

  • A deeper love of God and a greater understanding of the church and the Christian faith;
  • The strengthening of life-long spiritual habits, including prayer, church attendance, scripture-reading, and fasting;
  • A renewed sense of mission for societal change;
  • A robust theological and ethical framework for Christian living and decision-making; and
  • Effectiveness in their work.




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