Chief Academic Officer

Dr Albert Haddad

Dr Albert Haddad

DEd (Melbourne)

MEd (Monash)

Grad Dip Health Ed (La Trobe)

BSc Hons (Melbourne)

Dip Frontline Management (Chisholm)


Albert has been an adjunct academic staff member since 2009.  He has wide experience in youth and lay ministry and Christian leadership education, having been a youth pastor, church deacon, church elder, lay pastor, and church and missionary board member.

After enjoying a successful research science career for eighteen years, in 2000 Albert embarked on a new career in Human Resources. Albert has led and managed a number of professional teams to achieve successful outcomes.  Throughout that time Albert served as a youth leader / pastor at the Arabic Baptist Church in Melbourne then as the chairman of the youth board at the Moonee Ponds Baptist Church. He served as a member of the Middle East Christian Outreach Mission Board as well as a member of the New Settlers Baptist Churches Committee and Youth Leadership in Victoria.

In 2004, Albert founded Leadwise Consulting, a boutique Leadership and Organisational Development consultancy based in Melbourne.  After years of extensive scientific research experience and many publications he moved sectors and completed his Masters in Education focusing on Policy, Leadership and Change at Monash University. In 2001, he commenced a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Organisational Change at the University of Melbourne. His thesis is entitled: “Reconstruction of Leadership in a situation of significant organisational change.

Outside Harvest Bible College, Albert is involved in the life of his local church and community, and ministers and trains Christian leaders (e.g. Church leaders and emerging leaders in Lebanon and Jordan in September 2014). Albert is also involved in building his business and client base in the corporate world using biblical leadership principles to influence, mentor and coach leaders in their workplaces and communities.

Albert’s clients include Australian Red Cross Blood Services, Yooralla, Western Water, East Gippsland Shire Council, University of Ballarat, MaxiTRANS, ANZ, Scalzo Foods, & Casey City Church and many others.

Main Teaching and Research Areas

Leadership and Management (e.g., Coaching and Mentoring, Building Effective Teams); Personal Development (e.g., Personal Development and Teamwork).

Awards & Qualifications

Full Name of Award Subject/Major area Awarding Institution and Year of Award
Doctor of Education Leadership and Change University of Melbourne, 2007
Master of Education Leadership and Change Monash University, 2000
Graduate Diploma in Health Education Health Education La Trobe University (Lincoln Institute of Medical Sciences, 1987
Bachelor of Science, Hons Immunology University of Melbourne, 1981
Bachelor of Science Microbiology and Biochemistry – Double Major University of Melbourne, 1980
Diploma of Frontline Management Management and Leadership Chisholm Institute, 2002
Certificate IV in Training Assessment and Education Adult Education VECCI, 2011

Papers Presented

“Building Effective Teams.” A seminar for senior church pastors and emerging leaders in Lebanon and Syria, Lebanon, September 2014.

“Building Effective Teams.” A seminar for senior church pastors and emerging leaders in Jordan, Amman – Jordan, September 2014.

“Christian Ministry as a Community of Practice.” A presentation at the Harvest Bible College Research Conference, Melbourne, August 2013.

“Creating Leadership Communities of Practice – Breaking through organisational silos.” A presentation at the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology, Germany, May 2013.

“Developing a STAR Performance Culture – Developing a STAR Performance Management Culture in your organization.” A presentation at the THINK Publication Annual Conference, Melbourne, May 2012.

“Reconstruction of leadership in a situation of change – A Framework and Model.” Workshop and Research paper, The Ninth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, Boston June 2009.

“Developing Managers for the Future.” Plenary Speech at the VECCI HR Conference, Melbourne, May 2006.

“Reconstruction of leadership in a situation of change – A model.” University of Melbourne – Postgraduate Research Methodology presentation. January 2004 and 2005.

“Emergent categories in responses to organizational change.” Australian Association Research in Education conference, Melbourne, December 2004.

“Reflexive Positioning: Managers going through restructure.” Australian Association Research in Education conference, Melbourne, December 2004.

“Reconstructing Leadership: How middle managers experience the ‘fog’ of organizational change.” Melbourne University Educational Research Conference, December 2003.

“Teams – The Missing Link II, the ARCBS-Vic Metropolitan Donor Services Story Continues,” presented at Ausblood, in Hobart, May 2002.

“Teams – The Missing Link, the ARCBS-Vic Metropolitan Donor Services Story,” presented at Ausblood, in Adelaide, March 2001.

“The Missing Link – Teams at Australian Red Cross Blood Service – Victoria,” Workshop presented at the Ninth Self Managed Work Team Conference, 28 August 2001, Melbourne.


(Albert has presented more than eleven papers on immunology and molecular biology at professional training workshops in Australia and overseas)



Arise to Lead.

Journal Articles

(Albert has published more than twelve articles on immunology and molecular biology in international peer-reviewed journals)

Positions Held

Director, Leadwise Pty Ltd – 2006 – Current. Leadership and Organisational Development Consultancy.

Senior Training Consultant – 2005 – Current. Victorian Economic Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sessional Academic Staff, 2007 – 2010. Monash University – Faculty of Education.

Principal – Leadership College, 2008 – 2010. LifeHouse Church – Melbourne.

Chairman – Hopes and Dreams Inc. Board, 2014.

Professional Memberships

Institute of Learning Practitioners

Australian Institute of Training and Development

Team Management Systems Practitioner Network

MLQ International Practitioner Network