Empowering Confident Leaders for Change

experiential leadership program for women

“Some leaders are born women.” – Geraldine Ferraro

Our 5-day Women's Leadership Challenge (WLC)
combines personal and professional
development with networking and mentoring,
providing women with the confidence, connections
and skills they need to achieve success in today's world.

30% more women in management means 15% higher company profits.

It is more important than ever to invest in women and encourage women to invest in themselves. Today, women are better educated than ever before and more are becoming business owners, despite dealing with the confidence gap, gender bias and work-family obligations. Women hold major control over consumer purchasing and have long-term positive impacts on corporate performance, local economies, and the next generation’s welfare. However, they still receive less pay, less financial backing, and are in fewer management positions than men. Now is the time to value and support your female leaders.

Individual outcomes

Our experiential learning programs are designed to give you a physically challenging, intellectually stimulating and emotionally rewarding experience that changes how you see yourself and how you engage with others.  The program provides the conditions in which to quickly learn and apply critical skills and competencies. 

  1. Increase effectiveness of your leadership and communication
  2. Align your mission and values with your personal and professional goals.
  3. Make decisions in ambiguous situations and adapt to changing circumstances.
  4. Learn how to develop and manage morale and team cohesion under pressure.
  5. Work with different leadership styles and leverage the strengths of others

Program inclusions

We offer short (3-4 days) and long (5-7 days) programs for women throughout Australia all year long. Our programs are all-inclusive, combining the best value for your return on investment - fast-tracking personal growth, expanding your professional network and allowing you to truly appreciate the natural beauty of Australia. This is as a life-changing experience that will renew your passion and drive to succeed.

Program deliverables 3-4 days 5-7 days
Behavioural Profile Assessment
Leadership Program Course Book
Leadership Program Activities & Debriefs
360 Team Feedback Session
Personal Action Plan
Individual Coaching Session  
Resilience Work Session  
Difficult Conversations Work Session  
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES 3-4 days 5-7 days
Yoga or Meditation
Kayaking or Canoeing  
Specific activities are subject to change depending on weather and location conditions.


We partner with leading business organisations to bring the best value and lasting impact to any woman who wants to invest in herself to fulfil her ambitions. You can enroll as an individual or as part of a group sponsored by your company.

for individual women

Invest in Yourself

The WLC provides time-poor women an opporutnity to connect with themselves and develop a new personal and professional network with other entrepreneurs and small business owners/managers, many of whom are also working mothers. 

Through consequence-based team activities, we provide a safe space where you can just be yourself, hone leadership skills, and enjoy caving, abseiling and yoga in the picturesque regions of Margaret River, the Gippsland, Wee Jasper, the Blue Mountains and the Kimberley.

What matters to us is who you are, not what you are.  Whether you are single, a mother, wife, sister, manager, director, employee, peer or friend - we believe that you are more than your role.  Take the time to invest in yourself to bring focus, success and balance to your life.  Understand what you bring to the world and own who you are.

For more information on dates, locations and pricing, see UPCOMING PROGRAMS.


for professional firms

Invest in Women

Companies can either sponsor a group of women for leadership development as part of an open enrolment WLC or contract for their own program. 

As part of a nationally recognised gender equality acceleration project with Business Women Australia, we aim to fast-track professional women towards their career advancement or board placement goals.  Ideal participants are middle and senior managers in financial services, legal services, consulting and engineering sectors. 

We are offering firms a 1-year package for each women they sponsor that includes: 
  • DISC behavioural profile assessment.
  • 5-day experiential leadership program.
  • Access to national mentor network. 
  • Individual coaching sessions. 
  • BWA Sapphire membership benefits
Packages can be discounted for 5 or more participants.  For more information, please send your enquiry to info@outbackin.com.au

program dates

We are currently offering 5-day programs in the following cities: 

  • 13 - 17 March 2017 (PERTH) 
  • 24-28 April 2017 (MELBOURNE) 
  • 8 - 16 July 2017 (KIMBERLEY)

Download the Women's Leadership Challenge Postcard

Learn more about our other Strategic Partners
  • It's tough - unless you use the power of teamwork.

  • Trekking through gorges

  • It's fun - you'll see the humour in it by the end.

  • From strangers to friends in less than a week.

  • It's uncertain - navigating through change

  • Abseiling over sea cliffs

  • Discovering private caves

  • From strangers to friends in less than a week.

  • All smiles before abseiling into a hole in a cave!

  • Great memories, great people

  • Kayaking through rivers and on open water

  • Finding yourself. In the Middle of Nowhere

  • Lifelong friendships


  • "I expanded my knowledge and awareness of myself"

    Fred Steer, Brookfield Rail Read More
  • "I loved this experience and am a massive supporter"

    Daryl D'Sousa, Australian Pork Limited Read More
  • "I will be telling others that this is the best, most effective use of a short period"

    Susan Benedyka, MD, The Regional Development Company Read More
  • "Thank you for taking on and succeeding so well with the Leadership Training Program"

    Peter Cullen Trust - Murray Darling Management Read More
  • "We have been struck by their sponanteous comments such as 'that was life changing'"

    Professor John Thwaites, Chair, Peter Cullen Trust Read More
  • "The program is based upon a tried and proven methodology"

    Tim Collins, CBH Group Read More
  • "This multi-layered experience has been the best investment of my time"

    Caroline Marshall, Crossing Point Leadership Academy Read More
  • "It was the best leadership program experience I've ever had"

    Michael Wilks, Indigenous Creek Distributors Read More
  • "It illuminated my understanding of our different behaviours and how I come across to others"

    Janette Philp, Mahogany Creed Distributors Read More
  • "I wholeheartedly recommend this program to ALL women"

    Amanda Walton, SCOOP Magazine Read More