Leadership Program

Leadership Program


To inspire those on our front line, we have the support of some incredible leaders.

The Blake’s Army Leadership Program is all about learning, working and celebrating together – plus a bit of friendly competition! 

AFL legend and leadership guru Paul Roos and his team at Performance By Design have created the program to help participants better manage key aspects of both their professional and personal lives. 

The program is FREE for select Blake’s Army Reserve members. Participants will be put in one of six teams, led by our inspirational commanders:

  • Aaron Finch
  • Lydia Lassila
  • Tim Tszyu
  • Ash Barty
  • Lauren Jackson
  • Jonathan Brown.

The program consists of:

  • interactive webinars
  • team-based fundraising activities
  • Awards & Gala Fundraising Night.

Interactive webinars

Participants will be invited to attend a series of webinars hosted by Paul Roos:

Webinar 1: Leadership 
Wednesday 12 April 2023, 6pm

Webinar 2: Team culture 
Wednesday 24 May 2023, 6pm

Webinar 3: High performance
Wednesday 5 July 2023, 6pm

Webinar 4: Managing change 
Wednesday 16 August 2023, 6pm

Webinar 5: Resilience
Wednesday 27 September 2023, 6pm

Webinar 6: Wellbeing
Wednesday 8 November 2023, 6pm

Team-based fundraising activities

Each Blake’s Army team will raise money via:

  • online donations
  • monthly draw subscriptions
  • Bunnings BBQ National Fundraising Fair.

Teams will be given support and resources to help them succeed, including a series of webinars hosted by Scott Draper: 

Webinar 1: Fundraising activities, legal conformance & team hierarchy
Wednesday 22 March 2023, 6pm

Webinar 2: Team branding & brand activation
Wednesday 3 May 2023, 6pm

Webinar 3: Forecasting & budgeting
Wednesday 14 June 2023, 6pm

Webinar 4: Commitment & ownership
Wednesday 26 July 2023, 6pm

Webinar 5: Event planning, delegation & allocation
Wednesday 6 September 2023, 6pm

Webinar 6: Event activation & celebrating milestones
Wednesday 18 October 2023, 6pm

The team that raises the most money during the year will receive an award at the Blake’s Army Awards & Gala Fundraising Night. 

Awards & Gala Fundraising Night

The Blake’s Army Awards & Gala Fundraising Night, to be held on 19 November 2023, is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and commitment of everyone involved in the Leadership Program. All participants will receive complimentary tickets to attend this special event, hosted by Hamish McLachlan. 

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the following awards:

  • Donation generation (individual) – Craig Lambert Award 
  • Subscription generation (individual) – Luke Darcy Award
  • Overall donation: subscription generation (individual) – Lleyton Hewitt Award
  • Donation generation (team) – Justin Langer Award
  • Subscription generation (team) – Craig Tiley Award
  • Bunnings BBQ dollar generation (team) – Paul Roos Award
  • Overall net dollars generated (team) – Blake’s Army Medal of Honour.