Learning from Bold Minds in Leadership

A leadership development opportunity for staff at all levels.

In times of change, uncertainty and complexity, strong leadership is critical - at all levels of the organisation. The Learning from Bold Minds in Leadership series has been designed to inspire and challenge you to be a bold and courageous leader, regardless of whether you hold a designated leadership role. 

From September 2021 to June 2022, the series will bring you six virtual events featuring Bold Minds - thought leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants, coaches and courageous leaders. Join a range of fresh and innovative world-class speakers to learn about leading (and living) in uncertainty and complexity, developing your leadership style and values, and forging your own leadership path.

Alongside the virtual event series, you’ll have ongoing opportunities to connect, discuss and engage with your peers and colleagues online between sessions.

About the Events

Event 1: Leading through Uncertainty and Change

Constantine Pappas | People Priority
16 September 2021 | 3pm - 4:15pm AEST

We are leading (and living) in uncertain times. This event will kick off the Learning from Bold Minds in Leadership series by exploring what it means to lead in the challenging context we find ourselves in right now. How do you develop and maintain resilience and engagement, both personally and professionally? How do we best support ourselves and our colleagues, and what are some strategies to maintain momentum, energy and focus in a complex landscape?

Further information.

Event 2: Quietly Powerful: Unlocking your Hidden Leadership Superpower

Megumi Miki | Author and consultant in leadership, culture, diversity and inclusion
20 October 2021 | 3pm - 4:15pm AEDT

Are you a quieter professional? Or do you have quiet individuals in your team? Learn how you can thrive and lead authentically as a ‘quietly powerful’ leader. Recognise the challenges for quieter leaders and professionals by rethinking our beliefs about what good leadership looks like.

Further information.

Event 3: Leading for Diversity

Speaker announcement coming soon!
23 November 2021 | 3pm - 4:15pm AEDT

How can leaders develop an awareness of diversity? Learn about recognising unconscious bias, building your cultural knowledge and respecting diversity across teams and workplaces.

Event 4: Leading for Innovation

Speaker announcement coming soon!
February 2022

How do you cultivate an innovative and entrepreneurial attitude as a leader, particularly in uncertain times? Learn how to accept failure as part of learning and development, and identify your own personal approach to risk.

Event 5: Building (and being part of) a Culture of Leadership

Speaker announcement coming soon!
April 2022

How can you participate in developing and building a culture of leadership in your organisation, regardless of your role? How do we develop new leaders? Explore how we all can be ‘leaders’, and learn how to foster formal and informal opportunities to hone your leadership abilities.

Event 6: Realise your Future Leadership Potential

Speaker announcement coming soon!
May 2022

This session will focus on moving from ideas to making it a reality! It’s an opportunity to reflect on your leadership philosophy, both personally and professionally,  and look forward. What does your future leadership path look like, and how can you put that into action?

Bonus Event: Perspectives on Leadership

June 2022

Hear from a panel of university library leaders at different levels from across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand - their thoughts and reflections on the leadership ideas raised throughout the Learning from Bold Minds in Leadership series. This event will be offered free to staff of CAUL Member institutions.

2021 Pricing

Given the current straitened financial climate and the complexities of managing ongoing lockdowns, registrations for the 2021 events will be subsidised by CAUL. 

CAUL Member institutions

CAUL Member institutions have been allocated a set number of free logins for each of the first three events. Unused allocated logins will be reallocated one week before Event 1. A code is required to register. University Librarians have been provided with the registration code.


Subsidised pricing for non-members is as follows:


Single login

Unlimited attendees via up to 20 logins

Non-member registration - 1 event



Prices include GST.

Author Kate Davis
Last modified 16 September 2021