SARRAH Leadership Program

Next program now accepting enrolments: 21/08/2023 – 06/10/2023

The course  will assist you to develop your toolkit of leadership skills that will help you  be a successful leader and an agent for change in the rural and remote health landscape of Australia.

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The SARRAH Leadership Program, developed in collaboration with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, is a flagship program for SARRAH.

About this program - listen to the video by Cath Maloney below



The program features four modules:

Module 1: Leadership vs management

This module introduces the concept of leadership as being different to management, supporting self-reflection on the type of skills that the individual might need to develop.

Module 2: ‘being’ leadership

This module supports the individual to explore their own strengths in relation to leadership and discover which areas they can focus on developing.

Module 3: ‘doing’ leadership,

this module explores how to be a part of leadership action, how to build a network and how to create opportunities to promote the broader industry and achieve positive outcomes.

Module 4: ‘maintaining’ leadership

The final module concentrates on the skills needed to ensure that individuals have the ability to maintain a leadership position within the sector. Focusing on challenges like compassion fatigue, burnout and bullying and how to develop strategies to manage these common issues without impacting on personal or team wellbeing.

By the end of the course, you will learn how to:

  • Engage with others and understand networks of influence that support and enable leadership
  • Develop leadership skills and devise clear pathways forward
  • Develop the skills needed to advocate and contribute to broader conversations concerning health delivery and outcomes in rural and remote areas

Course Delivery Method

This course will be facilitated via an online learning platform. You will have 4 interactive sessions as well as a number of activities to complete over the 7-week period. This course is approximately 20 hours of online learning. Completion of activities, including attendance at live interactive sessions, is required within the 7-week timeframe to meet course requirements. You will also have the option of engaging in two networking events with past Leadership program graduates.

You will need to attend the first session at the scheduled time, following this the sessions will be recorded if you are unable to attend the live session. 

Cost of the Program

Full price: $1000 (+GST)

Member price: $750 (+GST)

Program overview

All session times are listed in AEST  (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne) time. These will all be recorded if you are unable to attend. Note that the first session is compulsory.



Time (AEST)

Course Commences


Online Session 1


 2.30pm – 4.00pm 

Online Session 2

 05/09/2023  2.30pm – 4.00pm 

Online networking 1

12/09/2023  2.30pm - 3.30pm

Online session 3

 19/09/2023  2.30pm – 4.00pm 

Online networking 2

 26/09/2023  2.30pm - 3.30pm

Online session 4

 03/10/2023  2.30pm – 4.00pm 
Course ends  06/10/2023