GLAM Leadership Development

For emerging female leaders looking to grow into an executive level role 

The Great Leaders Are Made (GLAM™) Program for Women in Leadership is Australia’s most successful leadership training program specifically designed to empower current and future female leaders with real-world best practice leadership skills. In addition, we focus on further development of, self-awareness, self-leadership, career and your own brand leadership management skills.

Since 2011, of the 700+ attendees of the GLAM program over 50% were promoted within their current organization, while many other attendees were considered for future promotion or joined new employers at a more senior level, within 1 year of completing the program. Practical development and empowerment of women in your organization for senior leadership roles is an excellent opportunity to maximize returns of your investment in your people whilst also creating a competitive global advantage. Increasingly, this is a compliance issue with the ASX and AICD requiring companies to increase the number of women to their executive teams and boards.



The program format runs over six weeks, meeting over six 4-hour sessions which will incorporate breaks and interactive discussions using Zoom meeting rooms for group exercises. The session themes will remain unchanged, with interactive exercises during the session, and attendees encouraged to participate actively throughout the program and undertake homework in between.

The 2023 program workshop dates will be confirmed shortly. 
 Interested contact our team at for this exclusive online course.

Course Outline and Benefits

The overall aim of the GLAM™ program is to empower participants with enhanced self-awareness and adaptive communication skills required for best practice leadership, whilst further developing their management and leadership skills broadly in preparation for more senior roles.


Communication is a central part of our lives, professionally and personally. Verbal or non-verbal, intentional or unintentional, active or passive, communication is essential to almost everything we do. In fact, most of us spend between 50% and 75% of our days communicating in writing, face to face, inside our heads, by email or over the telephone. It is critical to our success and fortunately, is a skill we can develop.


Conflict is often avoided by people in organisations and this generates adverse consequences for all parties. The first part of the day enables participants to recognise that during conflict people often don’t pay as much attention to the other person’s needs as they do their own. It helps participants to understand how through constructive conflict resolution a difficult situation can be turned into a win-win scenario. In the afternoon participants will reflect on their careers, and their future potential. Practical, interactive exercises enhance the networking skills to improve your own brand and presence.


Reclaim time for yourself by managing expectations and raising your self-awareness. Understand how to transition effectively between different parts of your day. Learn how the workforce of today has changed its expectations of leaders and organisations. Leadership today is about being smart, creative and open to change. Strong performers know what inspires and motivates them. They seek more from their work than employment. They are looking for inclusion, collaboration and a sense of belonging.

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What Alumni have said

A fun way to learn about leadership and personal behaviours, profile, communication in order to be a better team mate, leader, parent and partner. This course had impacted on many areas of my life and I will be using the skills throughout life.”


What Alumni have said

GLAM provided the space, knowledge and platform for me to think about who I want to be as a future leader and the type of professional I aspire to be.”


What Alumni have said

GLAM has helped me regain the confidence I lost. It taught me how to understand myself and the way I operate in addition to giving me the skills to effectively navigate my way throughout the workforce and my career.”


What Alumni have said

GLAM has helped me to challenge my pre-existing beliefs about my own ability, which were largely negative. It has given me tools to be more confident and grow from a “nice girl” to a “winning woman.”


Your Facilitator

Avril Henry, program designer and facilitator is a game changer who tells it like it is. She is an internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and provocateur who is passionate about transforming leadership models, building diversity capabilities and reforming outdated workplace practices.

Coming from a 23 year background in finance, IT, Human Resources and change management, in South Africa, Australia, the UK and USA, Avril founded her consultancy practice in 2003, Avril Henry and Associates.

Avril is the author and co-author of several books on leadership and the different generations at work, and her book, “Leadership Revelations II How Australians lead in Crises” was voted a “Must Buy, Must Read” and “Best Brain Food book of 2012”, by the Australian Financial Review BOSS magazine. In 2010 she released her first children’s book.

Having spoken to hundreds of thousands of people globally since 2003, Avril is considered one of Australia’s premier and most engaging, entertaining, and practical keynote speakers who tells it like it is for each every subject she speaks on.

Charities supported

For each program, 5% of the profits are donated to provide financial support to either women or children in need through appropriate not-for-profit organisations.

How to Apply

For Corporate Members seeking to register participants from your organisation – please email the WiBF Office.

For individuals seeking to register as a participant in GLAM Leadership Development – please email the WiBF Office.

The price is $3,500+gst per person – WiBF MEMBERS ONLY


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