Emerging Managers Program


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Next Sessions

20 May - 24 May 2019

5 days

Carlton Campus

A$ 9200

19 Aug - 23 Aug 2019

5 days

Carlton Campus

A$ 9200

18 Nov - 22 Nov 2019

5 days

Carlton Campus

A$ 9200



Bring out the best in your team and your management effectiveness through our Emerging Managers program.

We help you develop the negotiation, influencing and coaching skills needed to help your employees and stakeholders reach their full potential. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses, along with the necessary strategies, tools and frameworks for business planning and performance improvement. 

Every aspect of this program focuses on practical performance development. You will learn and practise negotiation, influencing and coaching skills that can be immediately applied in your workplace.

This innovative program has been designed to make the most of the rapidly changing digital-learning environment, with technology fully integrated. You will receive a complimentary iPad as part of the program.

leigh dunston

"Being able to identify where I should focus my efforts as a manager has helped me get a much greater handle on my working day, which led to achieving more output with less input. I couldn't recommend this program highly enough to anyone who has ambitions to one day becoming a manager, or someone who's in a management role looking to further develop their skills."

Leigh Dunstan
Operations Manager I Campeyn Group 
Melbourne,  Australia

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Who should attend?

  • Team leaders and project managers who are early in their career and managing a team within a function, or cross-functional projects
  • Frontline or middle managers with identified potential for more senior roles in the future.

Key benefits

By the end of the program, you will be able to:
  • Better understand yourself as a manager, including your strengths and opportunities
  • Understand and develop both individual and team performance
  • Develop and implement business plans
  • Manage conflict
  • Negotiate and influence more effectively
  • Work with your team to improve work processes
  • Formulate and achieve specific goals.

Program journey

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

Program preparation

  • Your iPad will be issued for pre-program research and reading materials
  • Feedback from the workplace: 360-degree assessment questionnaires, completed by you, your manager, direct reports and peers
  • Self-assessment questionnaires
  • Access to workshop materials and networking through our online-learning platform.
Program (Optional residential)
Onsite program delivery will commence at 8:30am on day 1 of the program and conclude at approximately 3:00pm on the final day.

The following key themes are explored:

  • Self-awareness: you as a manager
  • Developing team performance
  • Business planning and strategy
  • Managerial effectiveness.


  • A one-on-one, online-coaching session with the Program Director
  • Continued learning through access to workshop materials and facilitators via our online-learning platform
Download our brochure for detailed program information.

Program Co-Directors


Danielle Payne

danielle payneDanielle has worked across a broad range of industries, both internally and on a consulting basis, including: Public Sector, Construction, IT&T, Financial Services, Education, Retail, FMCG, and Engineering.  

Key areas of focus have included mediation and negotiation in complex systems including Victoria Police, working with Accenture on extensive change management projects with clients such as Australia Post, Coles Group, and Telstra.

As a sought after expert with more than 20 years’ experience, Danielle’s approach is highly practical, ensuring she is able to deliver long-lasting results.


Julian Tatton

julian tattonJulian has over 18 years’ experience in leadership and organisational development.

He has led professional services practices for Development Dimensions International (DDI), Mind Group and Chandler Macleod and has held internal management roles with the Port of Melbourne Corporation and the Police Force in the UK.

Julian is a highly experienced facilitator, quickly engaging and building credibility with senior groups.

He utilises techniques that capture attention and actively involve participants in achieving predetermined goals.


Kath McCarthy

kath mccarthyKath has been consulting in the public, health, education and professional service sectors since 2008.

She brings over 17 years’ experience as a solicitor, including both senior in-house roles, and partnership level experience in private practice.  

She is experienced in designing and delivering leadership and management training programs that include change management, leading in ambiguity, team building, building resilience and mental toughness, and coaching for managers.

She is an engaging speaker and can quickly build credibility with groups and individuals.



20 May - 24 May 2019
5 days
Carlton Campus
A$ 9200
19 Aug - 23 Aug 2019
5 days
Carlton Campus
A$ 9200
18 Nov - 22 Nov 2019
5 days
Carlton Campus
A$ 9200
This is an non-residential program. The program fee covers tuition, learning materials and meals during the workshop. As evening activities are part of the program, we strongly recommend that participants stay at our preferred, nearby, hotel provider, Rydges on Swanston, or arrange accommodation close to our Carlton campus. Rydges offer Melbourne Business School participants special rates and exclusive benefits.

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.

Phone:  +61 3 9349 8788 |  Email: programs@mbs.edu

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