Capability Academies

Empower your people for the future of work with Melbourne Business School.

Transform the Way You Develop Talent

Partner with Melbourne Business School to co-create an academy experience that builds critical skills, aligns with your organisational strategy and is unique to your culture and people.

A bespoke, scalable, purposeful academy

Made to fit

Co-create a learning experience that aligns with your organisational strategy, fits around work schedules and is unique to your teams.

Primed for size

Upskill talent and create networking opportunities at scale with hundreds or thousands of participants across multiple locations.

Practical and purposeful

Achieve your objectives with activities that fit around work schedules. Experience personalised learning through workshops, coaching sessions, digital toolkits and more.

The Academy Experience

Establish sustainable, behavioural change for learners and your organisation. We create developmentally rich, immersive experiences using a broad range of approaches. These include digital learning, in-person workshops, live online workshops, learning communities, coaching, alumni networks, lifelong learning and digital credentials.


  • Selection and welcome to the academy
  • Future skills builder assessment
  • Frequent organisational communication and engagement
  • Key leaders contribute content and industry stories


  • Live in-person / online labs and workshops
  • Snackable digital learning
  • Collaborative learning community
  • Diverse networks, discourse and colliding perspectives


  • Peer accountability and coaching groups
  • Group projects for business performance
  • Business mentors
  • Nudges and habit formation support
  • Toolkits


  • Digital credentials and graduation
  • Career progression plans
  • Academy alumni and lifelong learning
  • Develop academy advocacy through the organisation

How We Work With You

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Discover and define

Together, we explore the priority capabilities and mindsets through focus groups, interviews with key leaders, defining learner personas, a high level design and minimum viable product for testing delivery.
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Design and prototype

Through collaborative design workshops, we define learning strategies, blueprints and prototypes for each learning method, identify subject matter expertise as well as create evaluation and engagement plans.
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Develop and prepare

Configure learning technologies, prepare facilitation and coaching plans, develop rich media assets, assess delivery readiness and conduct quality checks of learning experience.
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Deliver and measure impact

We roll out modules and lab sessions, manage and coordinate learners and program schematics, gather insights, implement evaluation plans and measure impact.

Who Are Capability Academies For?

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Big business

Boost resiliency to disruption, aid employee retention, promote innovation and enhance market position.
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Government bodies

Equip ministries, departments and agencies with critical skills to tackle technological, economic and demographic trends.
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For-purpose organisations

Support industry bodies and not-for-profit organisations in developing connections, staying relevant and keeping pace with innovation.

Discover What Melbourne Business School Brings to the Table

  • Digital and Learning Specialists
  • Experts and Network
  • Platforms and EdTech

We offer a large, expert team of learning designers, learning consultants, learning technologists, multimedia producers, experience managers and facilitators to help your organisation achieve strategic objectives and be set up for success.

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The Melbourne Business School network offers esteemed academics, thought leaders, industry experts and global business leaders coupled with learning and development professionals. Leveraging expertise and experience from within this ecosystem will enable an enriched, contemporary and relevant learner experience.

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Empower your people for the future of work with high-fidelity digital platforms and learning technologies that include mobile learning, social learning, learner dashboards, personalised nudges, learner concierge and more.

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Why Melbourne Business School

We teach CEOs, directors, managers, team leaders, specialists, analysts and even rear admirals how to succeed, through courses designed to motivate professional learning.

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Founded by business, for business

Part of Australia's top-ranked university
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Starting point for many industry leaders
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Filled with world-class academic talent
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Home to the country's #1 MBA degree

Partner With Us

Ellen Sullivan

Ellen Sullivan


Ellen Sullivan is our Associate Director of Digital Learning. She leads a team of digital learning advisors, strategists, designers, technologists and multimedia producers to create high-touch, immersive and personalised digital experiences for learners and clients.

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Stephen Smith


With extensive industry experience, including senior roles with PwC, SEEK and KPMG, Stephen Smith is responsible for deepening partnerships with our business and government clients to help them unlock the power of their people.

Experience the Melbourne Business School difference

Explore how Australia’s top business school can help your organisation be more resilient to disruption, prepare people for the future, and reach strategic goals. Contact us today and we’ll be in touch to schedule a briefing.