We create learning environments where participants hear from each other, challenge themselves and arrive at insights.
Who we work with
Polykala is trusted by courageous organisations and communities to facilitate adaptive change
“Overwhelmingly the feedback from participants (all who are senior leaders) was that this was one of the best development experiences they’d undertaken.”
Organisational Development Specialist
City of Mitcham, South Australia
“I had to make some big decisions towards the end of last year, and the tools you introduced helped me to think these through more carefully.”
Professor, Environmental Policy & Governance
James Cook University
"The course was unlike any other. It was a real experience in self-learning which challenged how I see myself and how I understand and reflect on the work of leadership."
Chief Executive Officer
Health Hawkes Bay (New Zealand)
"I was looking for a leadership program that was about more than learning bullet points and that’s exactly what I got. I feel that I came away with a resilience and leadership agility that will stick with me and be applicable in many situations."
Co-founder & CEO
“Polykala developed and shaped an incredible professional development program that was deeply layered, beautifully modulated and rigorous yet gentle.”
Director, Industry Initiatives
Australia Council for the Arts
Adaptive Leadership is a framework that views leadership as a practice, rather than a position.
Collaboration literally means ‘working together’. But somehow it seems to have much more to it than working next to others on the same project; it has a more substantial essence. But what is it?
After about seven years running Diversity & Inclusion training across Victoria and Australia, we thought it wise to share our thoughts and approach on workplace and community ‘Diversity & Inclusion’.
The word change shows up a lot, especially around an election. We need change, we fear change and we are changing all the time, all at once. We are also told that people are somehow inherently ‘change-averse’.
Facilitation, like the word leadership, is overused. It’s also confusing. People often use the term to refer to running a meeting, hosting a town hall, presenting information, clicking through a PowerPoint and many things in between.
In October 2020, Dr Ananth Gopal (Director of Polykala), led a discussion among fellow Australian Adaptive Leadership practitioners at an Australian Adaptive Leadership Institute (AALI) seminar.