Global Leadership Dialogue

"A leader is a dealer in hope"

[Napoleon Bonaparte]




The Global Leadership Dialogue is a facilitated day of discussion focussed on relevant topics that affect the modern workspace.  Shane Warren, Kait Luker and Laurence Catzel are excited to team up with the Global Leadership Community to bring this successful model of dialogue to Australia and New Zealand discussing all things to do with human resource leadership and organisational development.  So save the dates to be a part of an amazing series of discussions…

What is the Global Leadership Community?

The Global Leadership Community is a leadership learning laboratory initiated by Global Leadership Partners Asia. We are a dynamic self-organizing community dedicated to exploring distributed leadership and methodologies of collaboration in service of an evolved society. Our mission it to create and nurture a diverse community of purpose-driven self-aware leaders to think together and create holistic solutions.

Leading Through the Bamboo Ceiling 
@ Sydney

This dialogue will explore the theory of the ‘bamboo ceiling’ in modern corporate life – we are exploring the ‘myths’ and ‘facts’ arguments in depth.  It is the goal of the project to come up with some working solutions on what leaders should and could do to resolve the perception of this barrier…

What to Do When Robots Run the Office
@ Adelaide

As technology and automation change the workspace like never before the dialogue goal is to explore the office of the future and what that means for new leadership strategies.

Narcissist, Psychopath, Tiger Boss - What Does New Leadership Feel Like?
@ Wellington

This dialogue is an open discussion around perceived leadership styles – talking in stereotypes of challenging leadership approaches.  The dialogues goal is to move towards identifying the new workforce’s expectations of new leaders.

Sharing The Power Moving from Competition to Collaboration in The Boardroom
@ Melbourne

Working from theory that collaborative work-practices enhance productivity and performance amongst team members this dialogue seeks to identify what are the steps best taken to move towards a “power sharing” culture in the workplace.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Where Does It Begin? Where Does It Stop?
@ Perth

In a modern economy with higher then even expectations around the values of good corporate citizenship, employers are more and more being asked to share the responsibility for the social actions of their teams.  This dialogue will explore where the boundaries of such responsibility sit within global economies.

Rural and Remote Leadership: How Does This Differ from The Big Smoke
@ Darwin

This dialogue is about exploring the difference in leadership styles as it seeks to understand if there is a difference between agricultural and mining operations to more urban focused businesses.  The goal outcome of the day is to answer specifically yes, no or maybe…

Work-Life-Balance: Yeah How to Balance Your World When the Active Parent Works Full-Time
@ Brisbane

Working from a common acceptance that every household tends to have an ‘active’ parent i.e. the person who manages the children’s scheduling and is more engaged with the families of the children’s peers.  The dialogue on this day seeks to answer the questions of balancing life and work demands; how to manage ‘mummy guilt’ in a working household and all those big questions like ‘can we have it all?’

Glass or Bamboo - What Are the Real Barriers to Leadership
@ Auckland

Building on previous discussion around the ‘bamboo ceiling’ mixed with positive statistical data to suggest that the ‘glass ceiling’ is fracturing this dialogue will explore what are the barriers that limit diversity at leadership levels.

A Time of Innovation! So Where Does That Leave the Older Employee
@ Hobart

Economists and leaders all around the globe talk about ‘a time of innovation’ and the ‘innovation economy’ – which all sounds very exciting, but what does it really mean?  IS innovation just about coding and app technology in the workplace?  Is there a space for older employees within the new world of innovation?  This dialogue will seek to investigate the meaning of innovation and what it means for the modern workplace.

How The Female Workforce Supports the Glass Ceiling 
@ Canberra

With more and more statistical evidence suggesting that the glass ceiling is fracturing this dialogue will explore how, if at all, the female workforce contributes to the existence of such a barrier…


Expect to experience nothing like any other leadership gathering.  Working from a World Café approach the day is a day of dialogue.  You will be encouraged to share your wisdom, listen to others insights, challenge one another and grow as a leader.  We believe…


“Knowledge tells us that tomato is a fruit but it is wisdom that tells us not to add it to the fruit salad!”


The following agenda is how the day will pan out – with all the discussion input being gathered to produce a white paper for further advancing the discussions of the day.









Theme presentation by guest facilitator



morning tea



Pod discussions within World Café Method






Larger group presentation of pod outcomes working within a Philosophical Enquiry Model

(which kind of means in the presentation one needs to answer a question, by presenting theoretical perspective)



afternoon tea



Summery and reflection of the day where we shall introduce white paper outline



drinks at the bar


To experience this day of discussion and to contribute to an advancing think tank around Global Leadership issues you will be invited to make an investment of $365 for the full day which includes refreshments and lunch!


So save the dates and join us in the ground breaking approach to exploring the issues that both excite and confront business and leadership in the modern economy!