Leadership that Heals


Healing Self, Healing Country 

  • Are you wanting to learn more about contemporary and cross-cultural practices that support healing self, community and the environment?
  • Do you want to learn more about individual and collective resilience, build hope and efficacy and deepen community?
  • Are you interested in learning more about complexity theory and living systems, to support the issues of reconciliation and climate change?

Our new community leadership program “Leadership that Heals” meaning ‘restoration of wholeness’ has direct links with the United Nations 2021–2030 Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and our Community Plan.

The City of Onkaparinga invites applications from residents who are interested in learning more about climate change and reconciliation to take part in this free program with a vision to increase awareness, develop resilience, build engagement skills and strengthen community leadership in our region.

Spread over six months, the program will include face to face intensives, tours, online tutorials and an optional mid-year retreat on country. The mid-year retreat is co-funded by the program with a participant contribution of $200. We want to make the mid-year retreat available to all and are able to provide additional assistance to support your attendance if required. Please contact Joanna Giannes, Leadership Onkaparinga Coordinator for further information.

Participants will learn first hand tools and practices to understand complex adaptive issues and will learn directly from leading researchers and facilitators in the fields of neuroscience, grief and loss, trauma, resilience as well as living systems and complexity theory.

Participants will be encouraged to develop or collaborate on community initiatives to benefit our region.

Thank you for your interest. Applications have now closed.