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.

Express interest in our 2022 Future Shapers program.

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.

Commencing 10 May. Register via the DLI member portal.

Living and leading well

A five week online retreat style program dedicated to rest and restoration.

The program is designed for leaders and emerging leaders with disability who are losing their mojo or feel overwhelmed or concerned about work related stress, fatigue or burnout.

One of the biggest barriers to preventing work related stress and burnout is space and time, and this program is designed for busy people to create space for wellbeing.

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 1 June. Register via the DLI member portal.


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.