Inspiring and Growing Tourism Leadership

Collective leadership in tourism is vital. The Institute for Tourism Leadership Australia (ITLA) helps people in the tourism industry grow as professionals and leaders. We want business and tourism organisations to flourish.

Success in the tourism sector relies heavily on collaboration, partnerships, ‘hunting as a pack’ and strong leadership. Tourism is unique in this regard. At the Institute for Tourism Leadership Australia, we provide a range of region specific, tailored leadership and coaching solutions focused on growing and inspiring tourism leaders in both the public and private sectors, focusing on both a business and regional level.

Case Study: Resilient Leadership Program and Research

Various tourism destinations in Queensland were affected by natural disasters or adverse events in 2018 and 2019 which led to much welcomed Queensland and Federal government funding for the North Queensland floods and Central Queensland bushfires.

In conjunction with Tourism Whitsundays and Mackay Tourism we researched, designed and developed a joint Resilient Leadership program delivered in 2020.

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Successful tourism relies on the ability of key players to identify potential tourism resources and attractions within communities whilst facilitating responsible tourism and community development.

Leigh Bennett
-Director, ITLA


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Leigh Bennett provided intensive executive coaching with me at a time of career transition and opportunity. The coaching program led to a number of development opportunities that helped to broaden my career, including taking on Executive positions, and I credit the coaching program, and its focus on the development of my self-awareness and emotional intelligence, to my progression to my current senior position. I have always found Leigh's work insightful and his executive coaching of myself gave me the skills and confidence to not only further my career but also have a positive influence on my life outside of the workplace.
Mark Vanner, Director, Queensland

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