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Business leaders' workshop


The Business Leaders' Workshop is back for one last session in 2019. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Join USC Business School’s interactive workshop for business professionals.

Specially designed to refresh your professional development skills, this rapid-fire development morning is perfect for business owners and organisational leaders.

Designed by leading USC academics, this half-day program has been developed to lift your productivity and provide up-to-date skills for your business.

Learn the most current thinking about self-aware leadership and entrepreneurship to grow your organisation in this age of complexity and disruption.

Perfect for leaders and senior staff from all industries!

This morning session includes three high-impact workshops delivered by leading academics and industry professionals involved in USC’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program.

These workshops will enable you to explore ideas and applications that are relevant to your career.

When: Friday 22 November, 8.30am–1pm

Where: USC Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs (room details and directions will be sent to those who register)

Cost: $55 (includes lunch)

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More information: email Julie Flanagan

Program of events
Time   Session
8.30am Registration (tea and coffee served on arrival)
8.40am Intro to workshop: Professor Meredith Lawley

Session 1: Strategic Management (Dr Wayne Graham)

In today's uncertain and changing environment, organisation leaders face the challenge of making difficult decisions on a wide range of issues vital to achieving their organisations’ goals and objectives. The understanding of the organisation’s resources and capabilities and the knowledge of the complex external business environment can assist managers make these difficult decisions in a systematic and timely manner. The execution of such decision and subsequent action can improve organisational performance and ensure sustained value for all organisational stakeholders.

10—10.15am Morning tea

Session 2: Harnessing the power of innovation to respond to disruptive change (Dr Retha Scheepers)

Organisations today face challenges such as digital disruption, capricious customers and sustainability stresses. This requires re-thinking how we do business. This session will focus on how organisations can respond with innovation to these challenges, offering several innovation alternatives and sharing case studies of how local innovators are responding to disruptive change.




Session 3: Leadership and the Zone of Engagement (Dr John Whiteoak)

The benefits of having higher levels of employee engagement in a workforce are well-documented. Likewise, it is well-known that the costs of disengaged workers are substantial. Even so, many managers and supervisors continue to struggle with managing engagement. This presentation provides strategies that can be used to increase levels of engagement (ZE) and reduce burnout risk among staff.

12.25pm Lunch 
1pm Questions and event concludes (Professor Meredith Lawley)
Why not consider a USC EMBA?
  • Complete a postgraduate business degree in two years in an intensive weekend format
  • Maintain your lifestyle while developing your leadership and management skills
  • Learn through practical applied projects with like-minded professionals
  • Participate in USC’s optional International Study Tour
  • Ranked #5 Executive MBA program in Australia *
  • Ranked #1 by students for both improvement in skills and value for money *

*Australian Financial Review's 2015 Survey of Australian MBA programs.

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Meet the presenters

Professor Meredith Lawley

Professor of Marketing

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Dr Wayne Graham

Senior Lecturer, Management

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Retha Scheepers
Dr Retha de Villiers Scheepers, Senior Lecturer, USC Business School

Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

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John Whiteoak
Dr John Whiteoak

Lecturer, Human Research Management; Manager, Corporate Learning and Development

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