Thursday 24th June 2021, 9.00am to 1:00pm

The Lion Hotel, 161 Melbourne St, North Adelaide



Workshop Overview

The final workshop in the Spirit series urges leaders to be courageous, to plan and conduct conversations with their staff about challenging topics like mental health, workplace performance and inappropriate behaviours. It provides a framework and tool-kit for meeting duty-of-care obligations, as well as the confidence and conviction to engage more with people at work. Leadership is the conversation. Emboldened leaders inspire, revitalise and strengthen those around them to realise their potential.


In today’s rapidly changing world, the most successful organisations are those whose leaders are able to create a ‘culture of courage’ that not only engages the heads and hearts of its employees, but that emboldens them to think more daringly, to take risks, and to challenge the very assumptions that may have underpinned their organisations success to date. Bold leaders have authentic conversations that make genuine connection as relationships are the currency of the workplace, and so the stronger a leaders connections, the better placed they will be to engage their employees. Connect, then lead.

Topics Covered in this workshop

  • Courageous leadership
  • Leader Conversations
    • Mental health
    • Performance
    • Personality
  • Leadership legacy and a culture of courage
  • Leadership Action Plan

Next Workshop

Thursday 24th June 2021, 9.00am to 1.00pm

The Lion Hotel, 161 Melbourne St, North Adelaide

All workbooks, materials, continuous tea/coffee and morning tea included

Samantha Young Clinical Psychologist Adelaide

Facilitator: Samantha Young

Samantha brings a unique combination of senior management and commercial experience, psychological intervention skills and Masters-level formal education in both business and psychology to her clinical, training, coaching and consulting work. She has led large teams, advised CEOs and Boards on strategic issues and routinely provides consulting advice to private and public sector organisations on complex human resource matters, learning and development and leadership coaching and assessment. 


Samantha has worked as a Consultant with Boston Consulting Group, Sales & Marketing Manager for The Body Shop and Strategy Manager for Myer GraceBros. Samantha holds Bachelor and Postgraduate qualifications in business and psychology, including a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and an MBA from Melbourne University.


Samantha is passionate about helping people to think, feel and perform better at individual, team and organisational levels. She is Managing Director of Human Psychology, one of Adelaide’s largest psychological services providers with a team of 17 people operating for over 10 years. Human Psychology’s mission is to help organisations and their people to embrace 21st century change by enhancing their self-awareness, building stronger and more cohesive relationships, increasing engagement, developing resilience and most importantly, caring for themselves and others.

Other Workshops in the Spirit Series

Inspire – Thursday 15th April 2021
Inspire is the foundation module for the Spirit program. It enables leaders to explore their role in defining culture, meaning and purpose, both as individuals and at a corporate level. In a world defined by accelerating, ceaseless change how we as leaders connect, communicate and inspire those we serve in our organisations will matter more than how work is done.


Engage – Thursday 29th April 2021
Employee engagement is not simply being happy at work and not all satisfied employee are engaged. Engagement is the extent to which people are personally involved in the success of a business. 
Employees want to be treated as a whole person with respect and dignity and operate within learning communities with spirit.


Influence – Thursday 13th May 2021
To influence is to affect the nature, development or condition of something. Leadership is fundamentally about influence and service. The brain only validates what the heart believes, so leaders need to start with gaining access to hearts. As a leader, would you rather be lovable or strong? Can you be both? In the end, leadership is literally personal.


Perform – Thursday 27th May 2021
Job performance is the assessment of whether an employee has done their job well. Workplace performance is the product of a complex interaction of a number of variables including leadership behaviours like coaching, feedback, performance development, conflict resolution skills and job design and resourcing. High organisational performance is when all the parts of an organisation work together to achieve great results with results being measured in terms of the value we deliver.


Empower – Thursday 10th June 2021
If someone is empowered to do something, they have the authority or power to do it. This workshop examines the characteristics of effective teams and strategies for enhancing cohesion and performance, with a focus on understanding and implementing change well.