Develop, support, promote disability leaders


Organisations Making Change

Is your organisation working to grow and retain your disability workforce?

The Disability Leadership Institute has a range of supports to make your 15% a reality.

Have you been putting in the effort, and the resources, for little outcome? Now your organisation can become a disability employer of choice.

Disability Leadership Index

A world first self-assessment tool for your organisation, big or small, disability specialist or mainstream. We’re currently seeking beta testers for the Index, some of Australia’s biggest companies are helping out, contact us if you’d like to participate.

Benchmark your current status so that you can move forward. Other tools assess your workforce, this is the first one to assess your disability leadership.

Change happens by developing plans and implementing them. The Disability Leadership Index will help you develop a practical plan and show you how to move forward #Towards15percent.

Develop Your People

Recent studies show that disabled employees are less likely to receive professional development … read more.

The Disability Leadership Institute is the home of disability leadership development.

Support your team with DLI membership, specialist programs and leadership coaching.

Enrol your best and brightest in the Future Shapers, our world first disability leadership program which uses mainstream vertical leadership principles while harnessing disability as a leadership asset. This rigorous 12 month program changes lives and changes the way leaders do business. There is no other program like it.

Find A Leader

The National Register of Disability Leaders lists all members of the Disability Leadership Institute. If you’re looking for the right person to accept your latest opportunity contact us to do a Register search today. We have hundreds of disability leaders in all Australian* States and Territories at all levels of leadership.

Are you looking for a:

  • new board member
  • executive team member
  • keynote speaker
  • project worker
  • team leader

We have leaders on the National Register at all levels of experience.

Use the Find A Leader form and we’ll take it from there.

*The DLI has members in over 20 countries. We currently focus the Register on Australian opportunities. If your organisation is looking for leaders in another location tell us and we’ll include disability leaders in that location in our Register search. 

National Awards for Disability Leadership

The National Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of disability leaders in Australia today. Nominate your leaders and become part of recognising the work of disabled people.

The National Awards are held each year on 3 December, the International Day of People with Disability. They are fully owned and run by disabled people and our organisations.

Become an Awards supporter. Contact us for further details on how you can contribute to the Awards success.

The National Awards have replaced the old National Disability Awards run by the Australian Government.