Presentation submissions for the Leadership and Coaching Conference are now open!

We invite presentations that engage with one major theme and at least one additional theme.

Conference themes

The Mind and Neuroscience

What limits and expands our thinking to inform human flourishing? (This theme encompasses such areas as mindfulness, the self, adult development, and the application of knowledge from neuroscience)

Technological Disruption

How can and will technology influence how leaders navigate boundaries? (This theme seeks to uncover what is already working, what is emerging, and how to leverage advantage)

Organisational Systems, Cultures, and Values:

How does leadership work with boundaries of many kinds to shape and enable organisations flourishing? (This theme is concerned with systems thinking, coaching cultures, complexity, and ethics. It picks up on opportunities for multidisciplinary thinking and action)

Women in Leadership

What is possible for creating a leadership demographic for the future that challenge boundaries that have limited the contribution of women? (This theme continues QUT’s annual exploration of the past, present and future contributions of women in shaping organisations and society)

Global and Diverse Perspectives

What different experiences and perspectives are there that can disrupt and refresh some of the accepted norms of leadership? (This theme invites alternative voices, including visitors from around the world)

Groups and Teams

How does leadership look when it shifts focus from the individual to groups, teams and the collective? (This theme explores how new models of team coaching, self-directed teams, and group coaching can combat the damaging impact of organisational siloing)

We welcome contributions from Post Graduate students. If presenters are interested in collaborating with a student for their presentation, please advise us at and we will aim to seek a match.

Please prepare your submission using the Template.

When submitting, please ensure you have all of the necessary information:

  • Co-Authors Names & Affiliations
  • Themes (at least one major and one minor – ie crossing boundaries)
  • Presenting Author’s biography
  • Presentation overview in word format only

Submissions close 7 July 2019

Submission instructions

  • Authors should prepare submissions in line with the conference themes, and with the review criteria in mind
  • Narrative must be clear and concise, and checked for correctness of spelling and grammar in advance of submission
  • Each submission must nominate one author as the presenter both within the submission system and by underlining the presenter’s name within the proposal
  • Proposals must be submitted in Microsoft Word format, following the Template
  • Please rename the submission file to the presenting author’s surname, prior to upload. E.g. ‘Smith.doc’
  • All presenters must agree to the Presenter Terms and Conditions

If you have any questions regarding the conference submission process or call 3138 9357

Please note: All accepted submissions must have at least one author registered to attend the conference by 1 September 2019.