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 mentoring and coaching. LASA has also partnered with Data Drives Insight to support the facilitation of the CILCA 360 leadership capability assessment tool as pre-work for this program.

Participants must be able to dedicate a minimum of two hours per week for the duration of the 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.

Should you wish to speak with someone about the LASA Leadership Program, please contact 1300 111 636 or email



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 2021 for more detailed information including the program schedule and dates.

NEW dates for 2022 to be released soon! To register your expression of interest for this program please email 


About the Facilitator

Cheryl Edwards, Residential Aged Care Specialist, LASA

Our Program Facilitator for 2021 is Registered Nurse Cheryl Edwards, who has 35 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.

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