Melbourne + Sydney | December 9 + 10, 2019


A new level of thinking, for leaders who want to see more.

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Leadership at a New Level

It’s the one-day event for leaders who want to see more in 2020. And that’s to greater equip them in today’s changing world, by changing the stereotypical, ‘horizontal’ approach to leadership training, through Vertical Thinking.  

Hosted by Richard Izard, co-founder and Managing Director of Global Leadership Associates who works extensively with faith-based organisations and is Chair of the Board of World Vision UK, Vertical Thinking is based on the unique ‘Vertical Development’ model that’s been endorsed by globally recognised brands such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mars.  

A ground-breaking concept that counterintuitively reframes traditional leadership thinking, it’s empowering leaders on a whole new level.  

Developed for those who want more than the standard mechanics of leadership, this model takes it all higher. For, by bringing a whole new perspective that develops greater insight, awareness and judgement, it’s impacting leadership effectiveness that results in seeing more.  

And that’s more impact, so more lives are reached and transformed for Him.



Richard Izard

Richard is the co-founder and Managing Director of Global Leadership Associates, an organisation devoted to facilitating leadership development on all levels of management.  

Based on fifteen years of Board experience in multi-national companies and personal consulting across the globe, Richard has the rare ability to fuse together the very latest leadership thinking, with grounded, commercially-oriented expertise.  

As a counterintuitive thinker who’s vision is to inspire leadership improvement, Richard specialises in helping individuals, teams and organisations make lasting change.  

Working extensively with faith-based organisations and Chair of the Board of World Vision UK, Richard’s clients include Mars Inc, Lyft, Jaguar, Land Rover, Penske, McKinsey, NIAID, Walmart and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  



Donna Shepherd Global Board Chair - World Vision, Director - Creating Communities Australia

Rick Dunham

Rick Dunham CEO - Dunham+Company, Board Chair Giving USA Foundation

Visionary Leadership Outcomes

Visionary Leadership takes 2020 to a whole new level, through a unique one-day workshop of interactive collaboration, and also a Q+A with special guests Donna Shepherd, Global Board Chair of World Vision and Rick Dunham, CEO of Dunham+Company and Board Chair Giving USA Foundation.

 On the day, you’ll: 

  • Develop your thinking and actions as a leader through the Vertical Development model, used in businesses and nonprofits globally.
  • Discover new ways of identifying and facilitating leadership growth within your organisation through interactive sessions.
  • Network with thought-leaders across a range of unique contexts and the shared wisdom of experience.
  • Workshop a range of ideas in seminars, coaching groups, and table conversations.
  • Refresh your own perspective through prayer and new business relationships.

Richard has changed the way we think about leadership and societal change globally."

Ron Poindexter Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  


Melbourne Monday, 9 December 2019

World Vision 1 Vision Dr, Burwood East VIC 3151 

Time: 10:00am–4:00pm

Sydney Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Wesley Conference Centre 220 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

Time: 10:00am–4:00pm


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