Not For Profit Executive Leaders 

Arrow Leadership offers two specialist Executive Leaders Programs aimed at the next generation of leaders in the Not For Profit sector and the Education sector. These two Programs run concurrently for greater participant engagement across both specialist Programs.

Arrow Leadership Programs focus on three key areas: character, call and capability.  Our goal is to develop Christian leaders who are up to the challenges of modern organisational and professional life. When their work is done in the name of Jesus, who could demand less?

The ideal applicant is someone with a deep commitment to the NFP sector and a role that involves leadership of people, resource management and/or culture.  Our goal is to develop and equip women and men who will be the emerging senior executives in the NFP sector.

The Programs have a common core curriculum:

  • Module 1: The Character and Integrity of the Leader: developing a Christian mind on leadership, addressing the danger of self deception, understanding individual preferences and their impact, balancing determination and humility, building supportive and challenging relationships.
  • Module 2: Leading a Team: the five disciplines of effective team leadership, measuring and improving team performance, strategic staffing, making conflict a resource, giving and receiving constructive feedback, managing stakeholders and interdependence, leading change.
  • Module 3: Leading and Transforming the Organisation: developing and implementing strategy, diagnosing and influencing culture, balancing competing stakeholder expectations, identifying and managing risk, finance, communication, staying true to purpose.

Each Program employs case studies and scenarios relevant to the NFP sector and uses presenters with a proven track record of effective leadership in that sector.

Each participant is assigned a Leadership Partner who guides and supports them throughout the Program.  Leadership Partners are assigned thoughtfully according to the needs and location of each participant.  All are experienced in the NFP sector.

How & When?

Each cohort of Executive Leaders will include up to 30 participants and is made up of three residential learning modules.  The learning journey includes three, four-day Residential Retreats over a nine month period.  In addition to an induction session (prior to the first residential retreat) and online closing session (post the third residential), there are four peer group gatherings throughout the period with dates decided upon within the group and usually a half day commitment meeting at a centralised point for your group.

Next Program (2023): 

  • Program Introduction: Tuesday 21st March 6-8pm (Online AEDT)
  • First Residential:  4-7 May 2023 (Sunshine Coast, Qld)
  • Second Residential: 27-30 July 2023 (Sunshine Coast, Qld)
  • Third Residential: 9-12 Nov 2023 (Melbourne, VIC)
  • Celebration Session: 28th November 6-8pm (Online AEDT)


Arrow Leadership values the partnership with the Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) which provides participants pathways to complete formal qualifications in the field of Christian leadership.

For more information please contact:

ACOM - Stephen Parker (Academic Coursework Manager)

Fees and Payment Options

The full cost of undertaking the Arrow Leadership Not For Profit Executive Leaders Program in 2023 is $9,500, excluding the purchase of books and airfares. 

Total Program fees cover:

  • All residential accommodation, meals and tuition
  • All program materials (excluding books purchased for the Guided Reading Program)
  • One-on-one coaching / mentoring
  • Leadership assessment tools and follow-up consultation
  • Contact and liaison time with the Arrow Leadership Program Team

Participants are primarily responsible for the payment of fees. All successful applicants will be required to personally pay a $750 deposit upon acceptance of the offer.

Outlined below are our payment options. The option chosen has no direct bearing on whether or not an applicant is offered a position in the Program.



Following payment of the $750 deposit, participants will pay the balance of:

$8,750 prior to the first residential.

Payment plans are available upon request.



Australian College of Ministries (ACOM)

Following payment of the $750 deposit to Arrow Leadership, participants will register as students of ACOM. ACOM student fees will be payable to ACOM, a portion of which is returned to Arrow Leadership to cover the Arrow Program fees.
ACOM queries can be directed to Stephen Parker, Student Engagement Manager, ACOM on
0410 614894 or

Participants utilising Fee-Help must ensure they are eligible for Fee-Help by the date of acceptance of the offer to participate in the Arrow Leadership Executive Leaders Program.


Becoming involved

  • Register yourself to participate in the Program.
  • Nominate a leader to participate in the Program.
  • Sponsor a leader to participate in the Program.


For any questions or enquiries, please contact the Executive Leaders Program Director.

Kylie Butler