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How to engage

Partner with us or join our community
Work with us to transform the way that projects are delivered, engaging through our research, executive education and engagement activities.

We work closely with industry, government and policy organisations to transform project-based industries, taking lessons on project leadership across sectors.

We also see society, alumni and the international research communities as key stakeholders in our work. 

There are a number of ways you can join our community through our research, executive education, alumni network and events.

Through our research

Connect with us to develop new insights into project leadership in a changing world.

We are keen to work with leading organisations and be part of the innovation ecosystem that works together to transform practices in project-based industries. 

We have seen how powerful it can be to bring together research, government and industry. We are keen to work with:

Capable owners, government departments, project sponsors, and delivery chains. 

To enable organisations to successfully deliver large-scale projects globally, we set out to partner with leading organisations across infrastructure, energy, mining, technology, banking and finance to provide support to their Senior Executives. 

Please contact us to explore how we can connect. There are opportunities for leveraging your investment through collaborative research grants.

We have a set of experienced practitioners with deep knowledge and experience in leading major projects, portfolios and programs with whom we work, informing our research through our board, events, and executive education and through affiliate membership of the Institute.

Please contact us to explore how we can connect.

We have an internal management group that is set up to discuss project leadership research, and make decisions on affiliations to the Institute.

If you are a researcher working on an area related to project leadership, or work on projects within the University please complete this form and send it to john-grill.institute@sydney.edu.au  

We are keen to build community and work collaboratively to change practices.

Please see details of our our symposium, events and project leadership research.

Through executive education

Connect with us through our leading executive education programs. The Executive Leadership in Major Projects program and custom programs provide a range of outcomes.

  • invest in your leadership impact,
  • extend your network with senior project researchers experienced in industry and government,
  • enhance your effectiveness and make an impact by aligning stakeholders and building high-performing teams, and
  • reposition yourself within your own organisation for your next leadership role.
  • realise benefits through participants working on projects within their own organisation,
  • deliver major projects that generate strategic and policy outcomes,
  • enrich long-term stakeholder relationships,
  • retain those professionals with the highest growth potential and signal the importance of leadership to all project professionals in your organisation, and
  • improve leadership culture within project teams and broader organisations.

We also work closely with the School of Project Management, which offers a full-suite of accredited courses across all levels, from undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research degrees. There are also a range of short introductory courses. Contact us for more details.

Joining our community

To be informed of our activities, please follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, and see details of our symposium, events and project leadership research.

Register your details to make an enquiry, and/or to be added to our mailing list.  

We seek to inform and update our community in order to have a significant impact on transforming project leadership practices. We have an active alumni network that are building capability and capacity for project leadership in project-based industries. 

We seek to engage with organisations and individuals and to involve our partners in our journey through our day-to-day activities. We seek over time to develop strong collaborations with strategic partners, working together to shape research agendas and having impact on practice. 

For all other enquires please email: john-grill.institute@sydney.edu.au