Melbourne Business School Short Courses Leading Professional Service Firms

Leading Professional Service Firms

Enhance your leadership and maximise value for clients with the only course of its kind in Australia.

Get the skills and insights to position your organisation for long-term success.

The Leading Professional Service Firms program is designed for senior leaders at companies providing services in areas like law, accounting, engineering, consulting, venture capital, health and technology.

Created to recognise the growing importance of the professional service sector to the economy, the course focuses on how to attract and retain the best talent, maximise value for clients and stay steady through business ebbs and flows.

Who Should Attend?

Senior executives and leaders

  • In companies providing professional services in areas such as law, accounting, architecture and engineering, consulting, venture capital, investment banking, technology, health and research

Key Takeaways

Plan for the future

  • Understand what's changing in tomorrow's world and how you can navigate uncertainty
  • Develop a long-term business plan to drive future performance

Develop a talent strategy

  • Attract, develop and retain talented professionals who will ensure growth

  • Build a culture that is inclusive, supportive and collegial, while also fostering organisational and individual achievement
  • Help professionals endure and remain productive throughout their careers

Improve performance

  • Implement governance, decision-making and performance metrics that suit your organisation's strengths
  • Deliver maximum value to your clients and the enterprise
  • Maintain organisational alignment through business ebbs and flows

Topics Covered

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Find out what's changing in the world of tomorrow and how you and your organisation can navigate uncertainty
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Client engagement

Determine which activities you should deploy to engage clients and increase the effectiveness of current initiatives
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Managing teams

Find out how to get individual contributors working effectively in teams and leverage your time more efficiently as a leader
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Leading self

Learn about the importance of resilience as a leader and how you can incorporate resilience strategies into your daily work

Success Story

I did come here with very high expectations. I would have to say that they have absolutely been met, if not exceeded.

National Director of Agribusiness, RSM Australia

Key Facilitators

Don O'Sullivan

Don O'Sullivan


Don is a marketing and brand expert who studies the impact that marketing activities have on company performance. He has worked with brands including Johnson & Johnson, NAB and Nestle.

Vivek Chaudhri

Vivek Chaudhri


Vivek consults widely to industry and government in Australia and globally. He currently serves as a strategy advisor to the CEO of CSL and MD of Grannus Securities.

Jill Klein

Jill Klein


Jill is an expert in decision-making and resilience, whose work draws on her family's experiences during the Holocaust. She has held positions at Kellogg Graduate School of Management and INSEAD.

Ian Williamson

Ian Williamson


Ian is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce at Victoria Business School in New Zealand. His area of focus is how organisations recruit, select and retain knowledge workers.

Mark Grant

Mark Grant


Mark is a former investment banker and CEO who brings extensive industry experience to his role as an executive coach. His expertise is in working with senior leaders on their personal development.

This is a non-residential program. The program fee covers tuition and meals and during the workshop.

Applications typically close four weeks prior to commencement, however, to secure your place we encourage you to apply early. Applications received less than four weeks prior to commencement will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 will be required to confirm your booking.

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.

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