Professional Development

Authentic Leadership

Unpack the myths and realities of Authentic Leadership

We are witnessing an ever-increasing call for authenticity from leaders at all levels amidst our volatile and uncertain world. It is timely that you equip yourself with practical strategies, evidence-based tools and practices to become a more authentic and mindful leader.

This intensive workshop will hep you:

  • Gain clarity about authentic leadership and increase your confidence to lead as your true authentic self
  • Identify your real values and understand how they influence your actions as a leader
  • Learn practical skills of mindful curiosity inquiry to communicate authentically
  • Harness the power of ethics to influence and inspire
  • Lead through a human rights lens.

Who should attend this workshop?

TEI funded and all other community services


Mary Jo McVeigh is a trained trauma therapist and an accredited mental health social worker. She has a passion for exploring and studying comprehensive bodies of knowledge, bringing this emphasis for diversity of wisdom to her work, creatively utilising it within her therapeutic and leadership practice. Mary Jo completed her Honours degree in Social Science in 1983 and worked in the community of North Belfast in the United Kingdom, before returning to university and completing a master’s degree in Social Work in 1986. She has been working with vulnerable person’s both within Australia and internationally since then and is the CEO and founder of both Cara House and CaraCare. Mary Jo is acknowledged in her field as an expert in child protection, trauma therapy and leadership coaching. Mary Jo’s expertise has been sought on advisory panels such as the NSW Domestic Violence reforms and the Royal Commission into institutional abuse. She has also presented at national and international conferences. Mary Jo’s work has been published in professional journals. She has also written numerous training programs for practitioners and managers in government and charitable organisations within Australia. Mary Jo has published three innovative social work resources for working therapeutically with children and young people. The most beloved one, Wrapped in Angels, has received praise nationally and internationally.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: WS2300

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Online Workshop


Friday 08 October 2021


9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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Online Workshop


Online via Zoom


  • Member: $90.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $150.00 + GST

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