Leadership Series

Professional Development is an integral component to the progression and management of a successful career in today's business world. In order to reach and maintain a position of management in an ever changing industry, it is vital to understand the key elements and subtle nuances of great leadership.

Our Leadership Workshop Series aims to equip candidates with the necessary skills over the course of five weeks. Applicants can select to undertake the entire course or select individual workshops.

Applicants can make contact with the College to arrange a date or time, or Corporate groups can have a choice of one day per week for five weeks or one week of five days. Each day is divided into four components each of 75 mins.

Whether you are a Junior Manager seeking a clearer understanding of how middle and senior management undertake their responsibilities, or a Middle Manager seeking to build upon your current skills and knowledge, this is the course for you.

The five workshops are as follows:

  1. Foundations of Organisational Management
    To succeed in the business world, today’s managers need to be fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to operate in an organization or business. This workshop course provides the strategies and planning tools that will assist and enhance the manager’s skills so that they are more prepared to meet the challenge of a changing work environment. More information...

  2. The Contemporary Leader
    This workshop course develops the competency of individuals who are seeking to understand the basis for leadership. It’s for individuals who aspire to know more about this topic and its possible uses, and in particular, in their day to day use. The workshop course places particular emphasis on the different styles of leadership, the traits a leader can have, feminine vs masculine leadership and when it’s suitable to which styles. More information...

  3. Turbulent Times (Change Management)
    Today’s businesses face an almost continual barrage of change. It comes on a daily basis and is driven by technology, trends, changing demographics, new markets and new government legislation. Today’s manager needs to be flexible and adaptable when meeting these challenges. This workshop course will provide managers with tools and strategies and tools to meet the tests of a changing environment. More information...

  4. The Effective Workplace Manager
    The Effective Workplace Manager short course provides the learner with the personal insight, skills, knowledge and attributes they will need to successfully manage staff in the workplace. With a focus on communication, behaviour and emotional intelligence, they’ll learn how to engage employees, construct meaningful relationships and maximize diversity in the workforce. More information...

  5. The Strategic Leader
    All businesses need a strategy. Otherwise it’s like a ship sailing with no known destination, not knowing if they have arrived and with no idea as to how to get back? The strategy provides the vision whilst operational planning provides the tactics. In this workshop course you will learn what strategy is, how it’s formulated, the levels of strategy and the role boards play in considering and selecting a strategy. More information...

Acknowledgement of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be award the Williams Business College “Certificate of Leadership Award”.


Lecturer - Kel Gleeson


Our trainer for the Leadership Series is an experienced leader who has accumulated a wealth of knowledge whilst serving with the Australian Army for 20 years and 15 years as a senior officer with the United Nations (Department of Peacekeeping Operations), serving in Cambodia, Rwanda, Yugoslavia, East Timor and The Sudan. For this he was awarded the Oversea Humanitarian Medal by the Australians Government. From these experiences he has been able to transfer this knowledge, tools and skills into the business world, and now is ready to teach and help today’s fast tracked young manager.  

Since retiring from the United Nations, Kel became the CEO of Williams Business College and also the President of the United Nations Association Australia (NSW) from 2013 – 2016. Kel is now running a United Nations Diploma at Williams Business College.