Develop, support, promote disability leaders



The Disability Leadership Institute has several major programs to support you with your leadership development.

The Future Shapers

Our major 12 month leadership program.

This world first program has been designed and developed by disability leaders for disability leaders. We use vertical leadership principles and embrace disability as a leadership asset.

This rigorous program incorporates mainstream leadership development alongside a strong understanding of what it takes to operate at the highest levels as a disability leader.

Foundations of Disability Leadership

The Foundations of Disability Leadership will give you what you need to use your disability as an asset, as you grow your understanding of how to operate as a leader in the many places disability leaders work.

Fully virtual over 8 weeks.

Fresh Start Program

The newest burnout prevention program from DLI member Meagan Shand.

This 5-week virtual retreat style program is designed for leaders and emerging leaders with disability who are losing their mojo, or feeling anxious or concerned about work related stress, fatigue or burnout.

Or who simply want to start the year in a balanced and positive way.

The program includes 5 x 2 hour weekly virtual retreats, and creates a gentle and nurturing learning space to reflect, explore and practice skills for living and leading well.

Commencing 9 February. Register via the DLI member portal (search for the date).


Not sure where you can learn to be an effective activist or change maker?

That’s why we’ve developed Represent, a 6 module online self paced course in effective activism and change making.

Leadership Coaching

Join our leadership coaching program to step up to the next level, work through a transition point in your career, or to explore your leadership style and practice more fully. This is mainstream leadership coaching wrapped up in a deep understanding of what it takes to be a disability leader. We see disability as an asset and support disability leaders to operate in mainstream environments using your disability as part of your leadership work. All coaches are disabled people.