Join our immersive development experience and increase your leadership capabilities and capacity to deal with the challenges of major projects. Learn alongside senior project peers from industry and government.
This is a deep learning experience that goes beyond simply adding a few new techniques to your tool box. It aims to increase the level of your thinking and lift the impact of your leadership practice across the board. To achieve this you will be challenged to:
Let go of what you thought you knew about leadership. Working with exceptional leaders from the military, media, philosophy and martial arts you analyse leadership in different domains.
Draw on a number of diagnostic instruments to become more aware of your own leadership practice. Understand what others see as your leadership effectiveness and what your team thinks of the level of trust, conflict and engagement in the team you lead.
Enrich your understanding of projects through the insights of global industry leaders, highly regarded peers and leading researchers across traditional areas of infrastructure, telecommunications, organisational transformation and more unusual projects including space mining, film, emergency response.
Explore different ways of leading projects through simulations, case studies and interactive learning strategies with project leaders who have experienced the projects you study.
Experiment with different ways of doing things with help and guidance from your direct manager and organisational mentor. Reflect on your leadership practice with the support of a John Grill Centre executive coach with extensive executive and major project experience.
Build individual and team development plans to lift the value delivered by projects within your remit. Apply program learnings to a complex in-organisation project, wicked problem or adaptive challenge you face. Demonstrate organisational impact of your learnings during a program close-out meeting.
Complete the online application form. Applications close Friday 30 October 2020 (next cohort commencing from February 2021)*.
The program runs across a year and includes four weeks of face-to-face coursework completed in three residential blocks, an in-organisation project, leadership diagnostics and executive coaching throughout.
Learn alongside senior project peers from industry and government across sectors including infrastructure, energy, resources, telecommunications, defence, banking and finance.
Throughout the year you will be supported by an executive coach with major project experience who will work with you on your unique and individual development needs. These meetings will be arranged at a mutually suitable time.
You will undertake an in-organisation project with support from your organisational sponsor, mentor, other program participants, coaches and facilitators and working with your current team. At the end of the program you will present this project at a meeting.
Before the start of the program you and your team will complete a diagnostic evaluation of your personal leadership practices and team dynamics.
Participants complete the four weeks of coursework in Sydney. This is broken up into three blocks, over a year: 1 x 2 weeks and 2 x 1 weeks. The residentials are planned for February, May and September 2021. The John Grill Centre team will organise your residential accommodation.
If you successfully complete the ELMP program, you can apply for credit for two units (of the 6 units of study) and entry into the Global Executive MBA Program (GEMBA) with the University of Sydney Business School.
The ELMP program runs across a year and includes four weeks of face-to-face coursework completed in three residential blocks, an in-organisation project, leadership diagnostics and executive coaching throughout.
The residential blocks are full time, while you complete the other components of the program at your own pace.
Program fees: $29,000*
Residential costs: $9,500 total estimate**
*This includes all tuition, executive coaching and course materials. GST is additional.
** This includes all meal, group ground transportation and accommodation costs during residential weeks. GST is additional.
You will need to cover your own airfares and airport transfers to and from Sydney.
Flexible payment is available through three instalments read full detail in the payment terms. Other payment options to suit your own organisation also available, please call to discuss.
Conditions related to fees and refunds are available in the refund policy.
The ELMP program modules apply leadership concepts to the project context – leading self, leading others and leading the project.
You will be required to complete an in-organisation project and present on this project to the wider participant cohort. As part of this project you will:
To be eligible for admission, you need to:
1. Complete the online application form. Deadline Friday 30 October 2020*.
2. Submit your application along with:
3. After we receive your completed application we will contact you for a formal interview.
*We are currently in the process of forming the John Grill Institute of Projects drawing on the expertise of the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership and the University’s long-standing Project Management Program. This gives us the opportunity to align the Executive Leadership in Major Projects program (ELMP) with an expanded comprehensive curriculum including both project-related academic award programs (from Bachelor to Master level) as well as executive education programs (ELMP and custom programs), and a range of short courses through the University of Sydney Centre for Continuing Education.
As a result of these activities, we have decided to align the next intake of the ELMP program with the start of the academic year in 2021. Consequently, we have extended the deadline of the Scholarship to 1 September 2020 as we are aligning our Executive Leadership in Major Projects program start date with the academic year in 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you.
The centre have developed a robust experiential learning approach, which is linked back to the theory behind those experiences, and to real case studies shared by successful leaders, who have learnt these lessons through their own experience of projects.