The University of South Australia Business School's Leadership Development Program is designed to give a rapid and broad overview of key aspects of leading and managing an organisation, and also allows participants to transition into an MBA program at a later stage, if desired. The program will improve middle managers’ performance ensuring they are: more effective managers/leaders, better able to engage, align and empower staff, set and achieve operational goals, raise capability from an operational focus to a strategic perspective, develop essential skills and confidence necessary for effective leaders. Participants attending will assist organisations to be better equipped to deal with the growing complexity, conflicting priorities and need to achieve more with less in a resource constrained environment. This program consists of six, two day modules that are completed over an 8 month period. The program will enhance experienced managers' capabilities as well as develop the capabilities of new and developing managers.