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Advanced Leadership Program 2022


Providing professional development for current and emerging leaders in key roles (including governance roles) within the Uniting Church and other faith-based organisations.


Advanced leadership skills are essential for current and potential leaders (lay and ordained, stipended and voluntary) across faith organisations and communities.

Within a community of mutual learning and development, and engagement with others in similar and different contexts, the Advanced Leadership Program provides a course of study that enables reflection and learning through a combination of readings, realistic scenarios, experiential learning, and practical application.


About the program


  • Begins in April 2022 continues for most of the year.
  • Gather with peer leaders for five intensives (4 x three-day, 1 x five-day).
  • Full participation is required.
  • Post-graduate award provided by the University of Divinity (Melbourne) via Pilgrim Theological College.
  • Teaching will be delivered by Jenny Byrnes, Executive Officer equipping Leadership for Mission, and a collegiate cohort from across Australia.

Program dates for 2022 are as follows:


Semester 1 Intensives

Managing Change Faithfully
April 20. 21, 22 / June 1, 2, 3


Semester 2 Intensives

Formation for Christian Leadership
July 13, 14, 15 / September 28, 29, 30


Integrative Leadership Formation
November 7, 8, 9, 10, 11


Fee: $8196
You may be able to access grant funding or scholarships from your synod, presbytery, or education bodies


VicTas students can apply for a 50% reduction scholarship from Pilgrim for enrolment in the whole award (three units) with the remaining 50% to be covered by you (a letter of commendation to congregation/agency seeking a 25% contribution can be requested).



For more information and funding options, email Jenny Byrnes. (Jennifer.Byrnes@victas.uca.org.au)
For enrolment details, email Erlinda Loverseed. (study@pilgrim.edu.au)