Dates Please contact us to register your interest
Location Executive Education or Within Your Organisation
Fee On Application
- Course Overview
Excelerate is a development program specifically designed to build the capabilities and thinking of emerging leaders within your organisation. Through tailoring the structure and key learning objectives to your needs, we are able to offer a program that not only provides professional development for individuals, but that also builds corporate capacity.
A customised Excelerate program will leverage the extensive experience of the University of Adelaide’s Executive Education faculty and will typically include topics such as:
- Core Skills of Leadership
- Purpose & Resilience
- Systems Thinking
- Lean Thinking
- Change: Self, Team, Organisation
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Personal Reflection
The program will also include topics of current relevance within your organisation and opportunities for your key leaders to inspire and engage participants on real issues and challenges.
- Key Learning Benefits
- Understanding of personal leadership style and the implications on relationships and outcomes in the workplace
- New perspectives on complex organisation cultures
- Tools and techniques for understanding adaptive and technical change in the workplace
- Strategies for applying creativity and innovation to leadership and organisational change
- Program Structure
This highly interactive program is designed for your organisation in your time. Typically between 4 and 6 months, participants engage in learning and development through:
Pre-Program Orientation, including
- Online Profiling Tools to provide constructive information outlining an individual’s work preferences and strengths.
Recurring Monthly Modules
- Group Workshop that is designed to focus on the specific needs of your organisation. Our unit has specialists across areas of leadership, management, strategy, operations and performance improvement.
- Sandpit Forum connects participants with your organisation’s senior leadership team and exposes them to a series of safe and rewarding leadership experiences in a unique and structured way.
- Group Coaching provides a supportive structure for participants to reflect on progress, share experiences and create invaluable connections across functional areas.
- Who Attends
This program is ideal for up to 20 emerging leaders in your organisation.
- Presenter & Facilitator
The Excelerate Program draws on a number of Executive Education resources to deliver a diverse and comprehensive program, and provide an interactive environment.
- Benefits for Your Organisation
- Learnings that can be directly applied to the workplace
- Improved leadership culture and personal accountability
- Increased collaboration and deeper connections
- A reinforcement of shared vision, mission and goals
- Greater strategic thinking and translation into action
- Testing of new ideas
- A focused approach to specific issues of strategic importance
- Effective networking across functional areas within the organisation
- Improved employee retention
- Success Story
When the University of Adelaide required a program to develop its future leaders it considered a range of leadership development providers. What eventually won Executive Education the bid was not its ties to the University, but a detailed program that has helped to mould the leadership ranks to seize change.
“Our intention was to build a more plastic workforce,” explains Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic), Pascale Quester. “Our environment keeps moving, our students keep changing, the nature of academic work has been totally transformed by information technology. I want our people to not only embrace change but also welcome it as a challenge.”
Instead of selecting its most senior managers to undergo the program, just 20 people were chosen from its 300-strong division from the next tier down. As a group, they underwent coaching and participated in workshops designed to re-evaluate their thinking on leadership. They looked beyond their own immediate sphere of influence to see how they could contribute to the department as a whole and thrive when presented with shifting expectations and pressures.
Executive Director, Gary Martin, who handpicked the participants, says the program’s alumni are already creating an impact which he hopes will be lasting. “There’s a new empathy, an understanding that there are other perspectives that are no less valid than your own. It’s been a pretty important part of this process.”