Positive Leadership Development Institute

Positive Leadership Development Institute

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The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI™) offers people living with HIV the opportunity to develop skills for leadership and resilience.

What is PLDI?

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) offers people living with HIV an opportunity to identify and develop their leadership and resilience skills.
  • We believe that strong leaders create stronger communities.
  • We honour the leadership of the past; value the leadership of today; and inspire leadership for the future.
The PLDI program aims to create a network of informed and empowered people living with HIV (PLHIV) who will participate in and influence their local communities.

The Positive Leadership Development Institute exists with the purpose of supporting people who are living with HIV/AIDS to realise their leadership potential and increase their capacity to participate meaningfully in community life.


The curriculum objectives for the Leadership training workshop are for participants to have the opportunity:
  • To understand the 5 principles and 10 commitments of leadership
  • To realise individual leadership potential
  • To participate in building a network of leaders within the PLHIV community
  • To realise the potential and strengths that each individual brings to the network
  • To learn about and practice leadership skills in a safe environment
  • To inspire others to become leaders
  • To encourage participants to take on facilitator and mentoring roles within the community
  • To expand participants awareness of the PLHIV community
This unique leadership workshop is run by and for people living with HIV. The course is constructed to have a maximum participation of 12 people plus 4 facilitators and runs over a weekend - Friday evening, all day Saturday (including the evening) and Sunday.

2020 Schedule

  • March 2020 (Melbourne, Australia)
  • TBC 2020 (Sydney, Australia)

Important Note:

All applicants are responsible for sourcing support for their attendance including financial support to get to and from their home town/city as well as course fees ($250AUD) but should contact Body Positive Inc. to discuss available sponsorship options. All other costs are covered by PLDI, including local transport to the venue, accommodation and meals.

Financial assistance is available, please contact Body Positive Inc. or your local PLHIV organisation to find out more information or contact pldi@pldiaustralia.org.au for further advice and assistance.
The Institute has many more applications than available spots in each course (max. 12 people per workshop).

Please understand that applications are assessed upon ensuring maximum diversity of participation in each course and not all PLHIV that apply will necessarily get into this course. If you have any questions about the course or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact pldi@pldiaustralia.org.au for more information.
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