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Future Shapers

Meet the Future Shapers

The premier program in disability leadership

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The Disability Leadership Institute


The Future Shapers


Transformational leaders building our world for tomorrow –  they’re innovators, lateral thinkers, strategists, creators and change makers. They’re the people who think outside the box and shape the world for the future.

The Future Shapers is a 12 month program of development, transformational leadership growth and big picture strategic thinking.

Its designed for disability leaders by disability leaders. The world’s first disability leadership program to be fully developed and run by disability leaders.

The Future Shapers harnesses the unique perspective of disability leaders and applies it to big picture strategies to build the future, including design thinking, blue ocean strategy and quantum theory.

Are you a Future Shaper?

Are you ready to build the world of tomorrow?


Our 2018 program is now closed.

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Join us for a rigorous 12 month leadership program that will take you on a transformational journey to the next level of leadership.

Transform yourself, your team and your organisation.

Transform your world.


You will undertake:

An intensive 3 day workshop examining key transformational leadership elements, strategic frameworks, specialist disability leadership concepts. You will commence several of the 12 program modules during this workshop.

Further modules undertaken throughout your study year to extend your leadership knowledge – undertaken virtually.

Monthly development workshops for all program participants – undertaken virtually.

Monthly Q&A sessions with the program director – undertaken virtually.

A 12 month specialist change making project.

Represent – 6 week online course focussing on your skills in representation.

Individual leadership coaching sessions throughout your year of study.

Premium membership of the Disability Leadership Institute for 2 years.

Leadership assessment upon commencement and completion.

Lifelong alumni privileges.


The Future Shapers is the world’s first specialist disability leadership program by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.
The program recognises that no diversity group has shifted towards equality without specialist focus on their development, built from within their own community.

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The Future Shapers recognises the unique leadership approach taken by disability leaders; then combines it with the strengths of a disability focussed environment, the power of collaboration, and a framework of innovation, wrapped inside a transformational leadership course using vertical leadership principles and action logic.


Be part of building answers and making the future.

Be part of changing the way leadership is understood.

Are you ready to be a Future Shaper?


Our 2018 program is now closed.

This is your chance, its your time!

Not quite ready? Are you a future Future Shaper?
Work towards being a Future Shaper by getting involved with the Disability Leadership Institute!


Need help or have questions about the program?

Email us at the Disability Leadership Institute – we’re here to help you!