MTLP Course Outline

Melbourne Tourism Leadership Program: What you need to know

The Melbourne Tourism Leadership Program (MTLP) is an innovative professional development program like no other. Its vision is to continue to develop leaders from across the visitor industry that have the passion and drive to provide ongoing leadership for Melbourne and Victoria. 

MTLP's primary focus is to give professionals the tools to be more effective leaders. The program is designed to be as innovative as it is inspirational.

In 2012 and 2016, MTLP won the RACV Victorian Tourism Award for Best Training and Education Program, and most recently, in 2017, the program won silver for the same category.

The Melbourne Tourism Leadership Program is sponsored by Melbourne Airport and supported by Visit Victoria, Transport for Victoria and City of Melbourne.


Participants will engage in: 

  • 5x one-day workshops (Melbourne-based) 
  • 3x two-day residential workshops (including two in regional Victoria) 
  • An official launch and graduation ceremony (Melbourne)

All key dates, workshop details and attendance requirements

MTLP is facilitated by Mel Neil, an Australian positive psychology practitioner and consultant. The Program is a custom emotional intelligence and strengths-based leadership and performance program, designed for people with a positive interest in the future of Melbourne’s visitor industry. 

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The program is a great opportunity for professionals to build networks, refine their leadership skills and be an active part of Melbourne’s future growth as a global visitor destination.

MTLP is an exclusive leadership program limited to 25 participants from a cross-section of the industry. For more details, please contact Michelle Dall'Ava.


  • Values
  • Time management
  • Behavioural drivers
  • Self-awareness
  • Emotional intelligence; managing, perceiving, using and understanding emotions
  • Positive leadership and communication strategies
  • Coaching
  • Goal setting 


Program Cost for 2019: $3,650 ex GST

Payment plans may be available.


  • Program facilitation and participant compendium
  • Invitation to the MTLP Launch and Graduation 
  • 11x full-day workshops
  • 3x nights’ accommodation, twin-share based, during the residentials. Single supplement is available at extra cost
  • Meals during the workshop days and residentials
  • Guest speakers throughout the program
  • Famils during the residentials.
MTILP Graduate Michael Hamilton
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