LASA Leadership Program

The LASA Leadership Program is an interactive program designed for current and emerging leaders who wish to develop self-awareness as a leader, as well as leadership skills specific to age services.

The program is designed for all leadership positions in aged care at any level, and is ideal for those who are transitioning to a leadership position and require additional training to help them navigate their new role and suite of responsibilities. 

Candidates should demonstrate passion, empathy and respect for our elders — with the right attitude of service — because it is people like you who make the best leaders.

The LASA Leadership Program offers six months of learning through leadership development sessions, supported by coaching. LASA has also partnered with Data Drives Insight to support the facilitation of the CILCA 360 leadership capability assessment tool as mandatory pre-work for this program. 

The LASA Leadership Program can be used as partial credit towards nationally recognised training in the Diploma of Leadership and Management. Additional evidence of competency can also be used as recognition of prior learning. LASA are proud to be partnering with Educare College, Registered Training Organisation #40699 who will provide one scholarship per program into their Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Participants must be able to dedicate a minimum of two hours per fortnight to attend each session for the duration of the program as session attendance is a mandatory requirement for successful completion of this program. 


LASA Leadership incorporates the CILCA 360 program, to help you better understand yourself and your leadership capabilities.
CILCA 360 is the only leadership assessment tool that is valid, reliable and age services industry-specific, that measures capability across the Aged Care Quality Standards and is aligned to the Australian Aged Care Leadership Capability Framework.
Administered completely online with self-assessment plus feedback from others, CILCA 360 can help identify your current and desired capability across five key leadership domains.

1. Leading Self. Relationship with, understanding of, and care for self.

2. Leading Others. Ability to relate to, communicate with, and work effectively with others.

3. Leading Business. Management of business resources to achieve organisational goals.

4. Leading Purpose. Ability to articulate and promote the organisation’s spirit, purpose and strategic direction.

5. Leading Change. Capacity to foster a working environment that encourages creative and holistic approaches.

Download the LASA Leadership Program brochure 2022 for more detailed information including the program schedule and dates.


About the Facilitator

Cheryl Edwards, Residential Aged Care Specialist, LASA

Our Program Facilitator for 2022 is Registered Nurse Cheryl Edwards, who has 36 years’ experience in residential aged care management. Cheryl has worked for smaller and larger private and not-for-profit providers, in both corporate and operational roles, and in leadership development programs.

She holds qualifications in management, work health & safety, and workplace trainer and assessor. Cheryl is also a Myers Briggs practitioner.

Important Dates: 

Program ComponentSessionsDurationProposed Dates
CILCA360 Pre-Survey LaunchWebinar1 Hour8 March 2022
CILCA 360N/A6 Weeks15 March, 19 April 2022
Pre Course WorkN/A2 Weeks12 April 2022
Module 1: Know My Self2 Sessions3 weeks26 April, 10 May 2022
Module 2: Know My People2 Sessions3 Weeks24 May, 7 June 2022
Module 3: Know My Team3 Sessions4 Weeks21 June, 5 July & 19 July 2022
Module 4: Know My Business3 Sessions4 Weeks2 August, 16 August & 30 August 2022
Close Out1 Session1 Week13 September 2022

Please note study times are scheduled in two-hour blocks between 1pm and 3pm AEDT/AEST on a weekday. Dates are correct at time of printing but may be subject to change. A training agreement outlining participant commitment and session dates will be provided to each participant prior to pre-course work and access to our Basecamp Community of Practice. You will be required to sign to acknowledge that you understand the requirements of full attendance and participation in the course. Sessions will not be repeated. As part of the registration process you will be required to confirm you have read the terms and conditions of the program and you will sign the training agreement and agree to 100% attendance. We are aware exceptional circumstances will prevail so timely communication with the Events Team or your program facilitator must occur should you not be able to attend a session.


Cost Per Participant

We have kept our costs to a minimum to ensure the LASA Leadership Program is affordable and accessible. There are discounts for LASA Members as well as registrations of 3 or more people from the same organisation. All costs include GST.

LASA Member$3,025.00
LASA Member Group Discount$2,722.50
Non Member$3,575.00
Non Member Group Discount$3,217.50


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