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Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 2 Leadership Foundations

Event Details
Date: 25 August 2020
Time: 8:00 - 10:30am
Venue: AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 2.5

AASW members: $85

Non-members: $115

Includes hot breakfast.

Organiser: AASW Vic Branch


Hayley Dougal
Branch Administrator
Phone 9320 1000 | opt 8 then opt 1


General information

Workshop 2: Leadership Foundations

There is a difference between being a leader and being a manager - both are important, and are inter-related. This session will explore what effective leadership is, and how leadership potential can be developed.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand effective leadership
  • Recognise different leadership styles
  • Explore options for developing leadership capability


  • Characteristics of effective leaders
  • Leadership theories and recent research
  • Recognising and flexing your leadership style
  • Reflection activities
  • Translating organisational vision into goals
  • Getting the best out of your staff/team
  • Options for developing your leadership capability


Anne Brooking is an experienced practitioner, manager, coach and facilitator who was member of the AASW for twenty years. Anne has extensive experience consulting in a range of sectors – public, private and community. Focusing on personal, professional and team development within an organisational context, areas of specialisation include leadership and management development, interpersonal skills, and personal development. She is known for her engaging, interactive and personable facilitation style.

Anne has run several ‘Orientation to Mentoring’ sessions, and ‘Career Planning and Development’ for the AASW’s Victorian Branch.

Who should attend?

This series is targeted at new or aspiring team leaders and managers, and existing managers who have not undertaken formal management or leadership development, or who are seeking a refresher.

You may register for just one workshop or all five.


AASW Melbourne Office
Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Our venue is close to Flemington Road and near the Royal Women's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.

Please note: We recommend travelling via public transport if possible. Our office is close to the CBD and a short walk from the Haymarket Walk/Elizabeth Street tram stop (trams 19 & 59) and the Grattan Street tram stop (trams 55 & 59). Parking in the area is generally on-street, metered parking and is limited. There are limited 2 hour free street parking spaces near-by in Courtney Street or metered 4 hour parking in Blackwood Street, Howard Street and surrounds. Due to building/road works parking spaces are limited.

The Blackwood St Car Park (located on the ground level the AASW is located in) is currently offering a $20 flat rate per day per exit between 7:30am to 7:30pm. You must book online as early as possible prior to arrival so you can be issued a pin number to enter and exit the car park. Visit Blackwood St Car Park.

There is also a parking facility at the VCCC building that offers safe car parking every day of the week from 6:00am to 9:00pm. Cost is $14 for 1-2 hours or $20. Read more here.

There are facilities available outside the building to lock bikes.

Accessibility: The building is wheel chair accessible. There are no steps at entry on ground level and a lift can be taken to Level 7. Ambulatory toilets are located on the ground floor as well as Level 8 where there is a medical centre. There is one parking spot on Blackwood Street for people with disabilities and 2 car spots are available in a nearby street. For more information to discuss your particular mobility or sensory needs please contact the AASW Vic Branch.


Places are limited to 20 participants.

AASW Members: 2.5 CPD Hours - Category 2 Skills and Knowledge/Workshops

Hot breakfast included.

View AASW CPD Terms and Conditions.

Other workshops in the series (optional)

Workshop 1 - Management Essentials, 28 July 2020

Workshop 3 - Influencing for Outcomes, 29 September 2020

Workshop 4 - Managing Unconcious Bias, 27 October 2020

Workshop 5 - Managing Workplace Change, 24 November 2020

A bundled registration option to attend all 5 workshops at a 10% discount is available
Members: $382.40. Regular: $517.50

For bundled registration option click here

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers