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Transforming Organisations and Their Leaders Since 1976.

We help organisations hire, promote, and develop exceptional leaders here in Australia – and globally. From first-time managers to C-suite executives, our commitment is to be by your side to help you tackle leadership challenges that impact every critical moment from your 480-minute workday to the 480 months spanning your leadership career.

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Welcome to DDI Australia

We invite you to spend a few minutes getting to know us, and our approach to leadership.

Australian organisations are faced by a constant state of complexity. Disruption is in full force – and the management skills of the past will no longer cut it. It’s clear that a new kind of leadership is needed to propel organisations forward. Whether your charter is driving transformation and innovation, building an inspiring culture and purpose, boosting employee engagement and retention, or driving D&I initiatives (plus much more), we are here to help you make a difference and achieve outstanding results through your biggest asset – your people.

By Your Side in Times of Crisis: Australia Resources

Global resources to help you pivot.

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The Leadership Development Playbook

Explore trends and proven best practices to design powerful development experiences in a disruptive leadership development landscape.

Our playbook will help you:

  • Spot the trends disrupting leadership today
  • Understand common challenges leadership development teams face
  • Explore new perspectives to reimagine your approach to developing leaders
  • Tap into 5 best practices to deliver high-impact leadership experiences
  • Create blended learning journeys in multiple formats

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Global Leadership Forecast 2021

DDI’s Global Leadership Forecast (GLF) is now open! This is our largest research survey ever, and we are particularly excited about our partnership with leading global industry analyst Josh Bersin.

By participating in the survey, you can get a free benchmarking report valued over $50,000 for your organisation, comparing your leaders’ data to others in your region, industry, and top performers.

Participating is simple. The GLF is comprised of 2 surveys. You’ll take the 10-15 minute HR Survey, then you’ll automatically receive a unique link to the Leader Survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete. Just send that link on to your leaders.

Take the 10-15 minute HR Survey

Download the 2018 AU/NZ Report

The program has given assistant nurse unit managers more confidence, more opportunities, much more support, and more in-role development. We’ve built confidence. We’ve built capability at that level

— Maree Feery, Executive Director, People and Culture, Epworth HealthCare

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Client Public Workshops

DDI’s certification workshops are designed to build capability and enhance your ability to drive business impact for your organisation. Workshops are held in Sydney and Melbourne and are intended for the purpose of individuals within prospect and client organisations. Discounts are available for multiple registrations.

Facilitator Certification Process Workshop—Become an accredited DDI Facilitator to deliver over 60 award winning leadership development courses.​

Targeted Selection®: The Art and Science of Behavioural Interviewing—Become a confident interviewer using the world’s most proven, accurate behavioural interviewing system.

Targeted Selection®: Trainer—Become an accredited TS Trainer to implement the world’s most proven, accurate behavioural interviewing system in your organisation.

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Meet Our Local Team


Our DDI Australia team bring a unique intersection of expertise across people and culture, consulting and business leadership roles undertaken all over the world. This positions us to be able to deeply relate with and truly understand both Australian organisations and multinationals across a range of industries. Leveraging world-class research and cutting-edge, evidence-based methodologies, we are passionate about partnering with organisations to change mindsets and curate meaningful leadership experiences that not only drive business impact – but create better leaders and the communities they serve.

Andrew Warren-Smith
Managing Director, DDI Australia

Andrew can provide an adept opinion on designing, implementing and evaluating executive-level leadership assessment and development initiatives.

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Shannon Lawrence
General Manager, DDI Australia

Shannon is your expert on establishing commercially relevant leadership strategies and developing leadership bench strength at all levels of an organisation.

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Sophia Andritsos
General Manager, DDI Australia

Soph is your guru on talent and succession management, executive assessment, leadership development, selection processes and systems and job analysis.

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Dominique Powrie
Managing Consultant, DDI Australia

Dom is a trusted advisor to executive-level leaders where she develops future-fit leaders ready to navigate risk, inspire others, drive transformation and achieve results.

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Steph Fergusson
Principal Consultant

Steph is highly experienced in designing and delivering leadership development and talent management intitiatives that build organisational capability and drive performance.

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Julie Hogan
Director - Marketing, Culture and Client Success, DDI Australia

Julie is your expert on developing and executing global marketing strategies, cultivating a growth culture and driving successful client initiatives.

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