Masterclass Programs

The pre-summit and post-summit masterclass programs are designed to maximise your summit experience. You will cover topics in much greater depth – enabling you to share your challenges, create action plans and ensure the highest possible return from your summit investment.

Monday 26 June 2023

Adaptive leadership: Becoming a decisive and influential leader
Led by: Belinda Brosnan

Wednesday 28 June 2023

The high-performance leader: Fundamental skills for success
Led by: Lance Burdett

Welcome to ‘Adaptive Leadership’

Led by: Belinda Brosnan

This full-day masterclass will be held on Monday 26 June 2023. 


In this masterclass, Belinda will help you ‘tune-in’ to your own self-leadership, so you can become adaptive whilst navigating yourself and others through ongoing uncertainty.

It may seem simple, but, becoming more aware of how you approach situations is the first step toward handling them better and making the most of your opportunities.  It’s all about moving out of autopilot by taking control of your own actions and your career trajectory so you can be adaptive in how you not only lead your team, but those who are peers and leaders above.

Leading in this new era of work, means being okay with the discomfort of trying something new. Sometimes you have to have one of those ‘tough conversations’ with yourself. And Belinda is just the person to inspire you to do it.



Get out of cruise control so you lead yourself consciously and stop the self-sabotage. When we’ve been operating on autopilot for so long, exploring your mindset, habits and patterns of behaviour help you identify the situations that get in your way, and where positive change opportunities exist.


Before taking action, in this part of the workshop you will get to explore your aspirations and values so you are better placed to make decisions and understand how to lead with intention. You’ll suddenly see everything with fresh eyes, as you identify the changes that will create an impact for you and others. This is where creating your own positioning roadmap ahead will mean you live and lead aligned to your core values whilst being more influential.


It’s never just black and white, right or wrong. Instead, learn how to open your mind (and your ears) to understanding for closer connections, better decision-making and stronger leadership. This is where you will create an action plan for the future, pulling together everything you’ve learned from the day.  You will walk away with a strategy for achieving your goals, but also the tools to create this process as an ongoing ritual that will see small consistent practices result in you being a more decisive and influential leader.


While Belinda has an ability to make even the likes of Jack Sparrow feel at ease in the midst of a Caribbean hurricane, don’t be fooled by her down-to-earth, ‘calm-in-a-crisis’ personality.

Bubbling just beneath that cool and collected surface is an intense desire to make a difference.

She wants the work we do to matter, as individuals, as organisations, and citizens of the world. And she most loves to work with organisations that feel the same.

Belinda’s specialist expertise lies in guiding senior leaders through change and uncertainty.

If anyone was prepared to help others be heard in the chaos, it’s Belinda. Honing her skills with a lifetime of Brosnan family Christmases (her Dad is one of 15 children and her Mum one of 8), Belinda also spent 20 years working in leadership positions with some of Australia’s biggest name organisations including News Limited, AVJennings, Macquarie Bank and Mirvac.

Add to this Belinda’s credentials in executive coaching, conversational intelligence and NeuroLeadership and she’s got a lot to give.

Belinda is an advocate and investor with The Hunger Project and has led leadership immersion programs in Uganda, Malawi, India, and Senegal. She is passionate about being a voice for those who don’t have one and giving people the opportunity to lead an expansive life on their terms for the betterment of others, organisations, and communities.

Welcome to ‘The high-performance leader’

Led by: Lance Burdett

This full-day masterclass will be held on Wednesday 28 June 2023. 


This masterclass is designed to give you sound fundamental leadership skills, equipping you with the tools needed to engage clearly, make excellent decisions under pressure and effectively prioritise. It will also help you support your team with any challenges they face, as well as taking care of yourself, so you can perform at your best.

The masterclass will start at 9am and end at approximately 4.30pm, with breaks at appropriate times.

Topics coved in the masterclass will include:

  • What is leadership and what is management – the difference between leadership and management is that one inspires people to follow them while the other has people who work for them
  • Measuring success – is success about hitting goals, financial rewards, organisational growth, low staff turnover, engaged teams, or is it something less tangible?
  • The process of good decision making while under pressure – a practical activity showing how to simplify decision making in high-pressure situations
  • Prioritisation of tasks – in today’s competitive and demanding world, it is important to prioritise tasks yet remain flexible
  • Characteristics of engaged conversations – how to hold inspirational team meetings, as well as presenting to meetings and audiences
  • Delegation – ways in which to delegate responsibilities and tasks that empower and ensure that targets are met within described timeframes
  • Holding challenging conversations – conducting supervision in a positive way
  • Supporting staff who may be struggling – identifying staff who may be struggling with negative thoughts and how to hold a safe conversation and guide them towards help
  • Self-care – Practical techniques to boost energy and motivate, to reduce worry, to switch off after work, to get to sleep quickly and stay asleep.

The business outcomes for the programme include:

  • Increased motivation and goal achievement.
  • Engaged communications with staff – making them a priority
  • Reduced pressure on supervisors – confident that they have additional skills
  • Reduced tension in conversations – supporting supervisors and employees alike
  • An engaged and productive workforce – everyone working as a team


Following a successful career in construction, Lance Burdett spent 22 years as a cop, 13 of those as a crisis negotiator. He trained in New Zealand, Australia, England, and the USA with the elite units of police, prisons, emergency services, the military, and the FBI.

Lance has an MA majoring in Terrorism, Safety & Security, a Diploma in Policing, a Diploma in Business Studies, and is completing a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. His work is grounded in contemporary neuroscience, human behaviour, and advanced communications.

He published the bestselling books – Behind The Tape and Dark Side of the Brain – and is writing a third book on managing anxiety. He also makes regular media appearances.

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