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20th - 21st, May 2021
Virtual / Streaming

Essential skills & tools to enhance your effectiveness as a leader in an evolving environment


- Develop your individual leadership style
- Build confidence and influence
- Master the art of confident communication
- Learn to navigate change and uncertainty


Mel Brown

Melinda Brown is a Ngunnawal woman who now resides in the Northern Rivers Bundjalung Nation and has a Master’s in Indigenous Healing and Trauma. She started her career in child protection and has 10 years’ experience in the field, including managing the Aboriginal Child Protection Unit in ACT.

Mel Brown is the Director of Spirit Dreaming Pty Ltd. She is an experienced Aboriginal Cultural Trainer and Lateral Violence Expert. She develops and delivers a range of workshops for government, non-government organisations and corporate businesses.

Chief Executive Officer
Spirit Dreaming Australia


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Women in Leadership Workshop

20 May - 21 May


Develop self-awareness and authenticity

- Identify and evaluate your key strengths as a leader

- Explore the role authenticity plays in effectively leading a team

- Advocate for yourself and develop your leadership identity


Internalise your leadership identity

- Identify how best to utilise your optimal leadership style within the context of your organisation

- Access and react to your intuition

- Cultivate a high performing mindset


The importance of resilience and confidence for leaders

- Strategies to work with people who have differing values to yourself 

- Dealing with disappointment and setbacks throughout your career

- Identify stress triggers and how to avoid them


High-level communication, influence and negotiation skills

- Manage emotions for positive and assertive communication and relationships

- Develop techniques of persuasion, negotiation and influencing with coaching skills and “conversational intelligence”

- Manage conflict and execute difficult conversations with confidence

  • Mel Brown Chief Executive Officer Spirit Dreaming Australia


Remain productive in a crisis

- Build resilience to thrive under pressure

- Support your team and engage others to deliver

- Debrief after crisis - provide and accept feedback


Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Leverage team dynamics to enhance performance

- Challenge, support and empower others

- Manage uncooperative staff members


Drive change and innovation 

- Recognise and overcome hurdles to change

- Trust your instincts and step outside your comfort zone

- Embed a positive change culture in an organisation


Strategic career progression

- Skills for self-promotion and accelerated career progression

- Understand and overcome workplace bias and negative cultures

- Achieve improved leadership performance - Your personal action plan

  • Mel Brown Chief Executive Officer Spirit Dreaming Australia



Virtual / Streaming

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