STARLINGS’ is a programme that helps young people discover their inner star whilst helping them to understand and fulfill their leadership skills and aspirations  


• Identify leadership strengths and challenges 

• Discover diversity for creating powerful teams 

• Pull together people resources for successful projects and careers 

This experiential learning experience draws on the ambition and potential youth instinctively gravitate towards and shows them how to make sound decisions for life's journey. 

The tools for learning are created to bring out the possibilities and resources they need and how to gain access to those they don't, by increasing their leadership awareness. 

The program teaches students how to build leadership teams and collaborate with others who will be key to their success. ‘STARLINGS’ produces personal and team leadership improvement through practical exercises and conversations which develop a winning mindset. 

How does the program create Leaders? 

Starlings creates the “Stars" of the future using the 12 practices of "Leadership Agility". 

The program uses the inherent talent of youth who identify with ‘celebrity’ achievement and lifelong learning and development. 

Celebrities can be actors, singers, sports people, CEO's, politicians, scientists, teachers or ANYONE a student has been inspired by. We elicit student’s highest personal values and forensically assess the ethics, personal culture, and practices, which make a valuable leader in society. Through discovering how celebrity is created, the students master the art of both logical and emotional thinking and perspective. 

They become solution driven and outcome oriented.

The Development Plan

The personal development plan is integrative and purpose driven. It helps students to identify objectives and goals that take a personal skill set and turns it into a leadership practice. There are 4 types of plans:

☐ Enhancement Plan

Move a mission-critical skill from average to strength 

☐ Development Plan 

Work on a weakness 

☐ Exposure Plan 

Try out an untested skill to see where you stand 

☐ Re-align Plan 

Get a plan back on track 


What's in it for students?


This program helps students identify who they are as individuals, inside or outside their peer groups by providing the leadership practices and development steps to fulfill their dreams and ambitions.

  • I highly recommend this training to anyone wising to improve what should be considered a basic life skill in our ever changing world. Applicable to even the smallest of companies and certainly at an individual level.”Applicable to even the smallest of companies and certainly at an individual level. Skip NovakManaging Director - Pelagic Expeditions Ltd
  • The Leadership Agility practices have enabled me to take the first steps towards instilling a culture of leadership at all levels of our organisation by providing a clear and simple framework with which to identify the appropriate behaviors and desired outcomes from the application of each of the practices. Further, the program clearly outlines the consequences of a deficiency in each practice.” It’s the perfect system to enable people to develop their strengths as a leader and also to identify and improve upon their weaknesses as a leader, no matter their role or level of authority. Cathy MayGeneral Manager - Dental Partners
  • I have implemented the leadership agility framework into two multi-million dollar no-for-profit organisations. If you are part of an organisation that is looking for a solution to improve employee engagement improve decision making, and seeking to direct your organisation to be a market leader, Dr Aitkens Leadership Agility framework is the first step you should consider implementing to make lasting and positive change.” Rachael CowanFinance and Operations Consultant - Gateway Baptist Church
  • MLA is a leadership and organisational development framework based on a review of over 50 years of change leadership research, which operationalises the daily leadership practices critical for creating a knowledgeable and ultimately innovative and sustainable organisation, in a fast changing and competitive business environment. I have implemented MLA practices as part of my division staff training and development program, and it has proven to be a success, resulting in a more harmonious relationships within working teams and groups, by creating knowledge sharing, learning and engagement across the division and for self-leadership. Agnes SngGeneral Manager - Raymond Weil & Vulcain S.E. ASIA - MELCHERS
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