Advanced Management Program


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19 May - 31 May 2019

13 days

Carlton Campus

A$ 21300

06 Oct - 18 Oct 2019

13 days

Carlton Campus

A$ 21300


Advanced Management Program

Fast-track your transition into business leadership through our Advanced Management Program (AMP).

Together, we’ll examine the emerging challenges of the 21st-century workplace, while building your understanding of senior management through an emphasis on managing for the future, building a high-performance organisation and developing your personal leadership abilities.

By learning from our experts – who generally teach MBA programs – you’ll gain the knowledge, insights and skills needed to lead within an everevolving, complex business environment.


Mark Grant
Program Director, Advanced Management Program

Mandy Burns
CEO, Ardoch Youth Foundation

Antony Blackshaw
CEO, Henley Properties

Who should attend?

  • General Managers, preparing for a ‘C suite’ or Managing Director role in a high-growth business
  • ‘C suite’ or Managing Directors who have recently moved into their role in a high-growth business
  • CEOs or Managing Directors of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs)

Key benefits

As a result of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Develop global teams and partnerships
  • Strengthen cross-cultural mindsets
  • Lead change and innovation in complexity
  • Engage futures thinking and enterprise modelling
  • Foster collaboration across functional and enterprise areas
  • Improve decision-making across the enterprise
  • Ensure levers, such as HR, marketing and strategy, deliver results
  • Establish a culture of performance and accountability
  • Motivate and develop your team to high performance
  • Build your leadership story and vision
  • Activate personal leadership style and self-awareness.

Program journey

Your program journey is designed to ensure you emerge with new skills and behaviours, aligned with your learning goals.

Program preparation

  • Understanding and accommodating your needs through a conversation with the Program Director
  • Access to program materials through our online-learning platform

Program (residential)

Onsite program delivery will commence at 3:00pm on day 1 of the program and conclude at approximately 3:00pm on the final day.

The following key themes are explored:

Building organisational transformation
  • Corporate and board governance, reporting and strategy
  • Activating finance, marketing and HR levers across an organisation
  • Talent development and workforce pipeline
  • Influence, power and the ethics of decision-making
  • Group and team dynamics and their impact on results
Managing for the future
  • Futures thinking, sustainability and corporate results
  • Leading change to support futures thinking and innovation
  • Complexity and disruptive change, digital shift and associated business opportunities
  • Big data, digital shift, disruptive complexity and decision-making
  • Corporate culture, diversity and support for global business
Enhancing personal leadership
  • Your leadership brand, digital brand and media presence
  • How leadership presence and approach underpins corporate performance
  • Your brain and leadership: improving engagement with people
  • Well-being and resilience for corporate executives


  • Participants complete an action-learning project in small groups over a period of two months and report back to a faculty member via video conferencing/Skype or in person
  • Continued learning through access to program materials and facilitators via our online-learning platform

For detailed program information, download a brochure or make an enquiry.

Note: Program work and activities, including support from our program facilitators, are ongoing over the three-month period, surrounding the workshop component.

Brad Burnett
" I’ve had really positive feedback since the program. We have strategies to grow the hotel business, including another one we’re now building in Auckland. The leadership team wanted me to lead those strategies, and asked me: ‘Why couldn’t that be 15 or 20 hotels?’ It’s opened up a whole new world around my potential and opportunities ahead.​ "

Brad Burnett
General Manager | Skycity Hotels
Auckland, New Zealand



Mark Grant

Program Director | Advanced Management Program

Mark has over 20 years of experience in merchant and investment banking, including six years at a Chief Executive level.

He has taken both lead and support roles in the discovery, design, development and delivery of executive development programs for both public and private sector clients, including Telstra, Accenture, VicRoads and NAB.

His particular expertise is in working deeply with senior executives on aspects of their personal development as leaders. 


Don O'Sullivan
Presenter | Marketing

With more than 20 years’ experience as a marketing consultant and academic in the field, Don is a well-regarded expert with a global perspective, having worked in Australia, Europe and North America. He currently consults to various firms on managing marketing performance and marketing metrics. Don has also led teams in developing award-winning international marketing campaigns.

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Geoff Martin
Presenter | Strategy

As a strategy consultant and charted accountant, Geoff is actively involved in advising and consulting to Boards and Senior Management of numerous private and public institutions, in Australia and internationally. Geoff is an accomplished facilitator on Executive Education programs, specialising in Strategy, Finance, and Corporate Governance. Geoff also works with MBS' Indigenous Leader's program (MURRA) and the Social Trader's Crunch program that provides consulting expertise to a wide range of social enterprises and has worked with the Asylum Seeker's Resource Centre.
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Jill Klein
Presenter | Decision Making and Resilience

jill kleinJill has delivered executive education programs for more than 15 years. Drawing on her family’s experiences during the Holocaust, Jill’s insights and teachings on resilience have inspired business leaders from around the world. She has worked with large international organisations, including Ericsson, AstraZeneca, Toshiba, Syngenta and Adidas. Her research interests are gift-giving and sharing in impoverished contexts, consumer boycotts, and corporate social responsibility.

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Jennifer Overbeck
Presenter | Networks, Power & Influence

Jennifer currently teaches Organisational Behaviour, Negotiation and Deal-making and Power and Politics on our MBA and Executive MBA programs. She also teaches Research Methods and Statistics on our PhD program and delivers on our executive education programs. Jennifer’s research, which has been published in several distinguished journals, focuses on negotiation performance and the effects of power and status on first impressions and in group settings. Jennifer’s writings have also appeared in the Huffington Post, New York Times, USA Today and other international publications.



19 May - 31 May 2019
13 days
Carlton Campus
A$ 21300
06 Oct - 18 Oct 2019
13 days
Carlton Campus
A$ 21300

In this residential program, participants stay on campus and engage in workshop activities after hours. The program fee covers tuition, meals and accommodation during the workshop. Applications typically close six weeks prior to commencement, however, to secure your place we encourage you to apply early. Applications received less than six weeks prior to commencement will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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