XEd Space’s Lead4Success® moves leaders from average to high-performing by developing the four fundamental skills (self-awareness, learning agility, influence, and communication) that leaders at any level need to master for success.

The course will be taught as a robust 16-hour online training program representing the essence of the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL®) leadership content. This includes:

  • Experiential activities to learn through doing
  • A safe environment for all participants to practice new behaviours
  • Peer-based learning to encourage collaboration and drive engagement
  • Proven leadership models from the top-ranked Center for Creative Leadership.

The Fundamental 4 Skills of Leadership

No matter the intelligence, experience, or drive, four core skills are essential for every leader at every level. The Center for Creative Leadership calls them the Fundamental 4: self-awareness, learning agility, influence, and communication.

The Fundamental 4 have endured the test of time and are the basis for the Lead4Success® program, where participants immerse themselves in development, adapt these skills to their own leadership contexts, participate with peers in learning, and share ideas to apply to their leadership lessons to their real world.

Program overview

This course is ideal for

  • Emerging leaders with no direct reports, but on the path to leadership in the next 12–18 months
  • First-time managers who have been in the role for 6–12 months
  • Leaders with 3–5 years of experience leading others.
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Program duration:

  • 30-minute program orientation is followed by 16 hours of online learning divided into four (4) x half-day sessions.

Program dates:

  • The program will run from 9 am – 1 pm (AEDT) each day.

How to register:

  • There are 10 subsidised places available at the 50% discounted rate of $1275.00 + GST.
  • ASF participants will be part of a wider mixed cohort, including both corporate and NFP employees.

Program agenda

Pre Program30 minutesProgram Orientation
Day 14 hoursProgram Introduction & Self-Awareness
Day 24 hoursLearning Agility
Day 34 hoursInfluence
Day 44 hoursCommunication & Program Close

“An extremely valuable experience, with practical and experiential opportunities which has greatly improved my confidence as a leader.”

Samantha Scotts, Care Partner, KNC Care
Lead4Success® For-Purpose Cohort 2023 participant

What will participants learn in this leadership skills training

Participants will learn the following four core fundamentals of leadership: 

  • Self-awareness: Understand your behaviour’s impact on organisational outcomes. 
  • Communication: effectively communicate goals and inspire trust.
  • Influence: Be comfortable persuading, promoting, and delegating. 
  • Learning agility: Know when to change course and help others to do so. 

Key program features:

  • Key Leadership Challenge: Real-world application of fundamental four skills to a leadership challenge
  • Personal Leadership Map: Drives self-awareness and goal attainment throughout the program
  • Lead4Success®Assessment: Benchmarks 48 behaviors across fundamental four skills and encourages reflection and increased self-awareness critical to leader development
  • Interactive Role Play: Practice applying the fundamental four skills with other leaders in realistic, challenging scenarios
  • Experiential Exercises: Learn more and faster using collaborative team activities to build self-awareness, learning agility, influence and communication

“Great program, full of practical content delivered by very experienced facilitators.”

Gladys Torres, Education Manager, Wellsprings for Women
Lead4Success® For-Purpose Cohort 2023 participant


To be eligible to enrol in the program applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be employed by an Australian Not-For-Profit organisation.
  • Be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident and will need to satisfy ASF’s general eligibility criteria.

More information

All participants must be working for an organisation that fits one or more of the following criteria:

  • has a charitable, community-public benefit or poverty relief purpose, as indicated by whether the NFP has Australian Tax Office TCC and/or DGR status, or “registered charity” status.
  • is a social enterprise or business (organisations using a business model to provide a social benefit) which may not have TCC/DGR.
  • other organisations with a community or public benefit purpose (generally evidenced by a “formal” governance structure, voluntary participation by members and independence from government) that do not fit the above categories.

If you need assistance, please get in touch with the Australian Scholarships Foundation team: via [email protected].