Bringing together the world’s leading thinkers on disruption, customer-centricity, strategy and change. Maximus has developed a personally disruptive experience to challenge the conventional thinking of Australia’s executives.

This 10-month program offers executives a global development experience without the need to travel abroad.

The invitation to attend is extended to leading organisations with ambitious agendas and their C-suite teams. Customised specifically for the Australian business environment, the program format takes cutting-edge business theory off the page, to help leaders tackle the unique problems they face, both today and tomorrow.

By incorporating real business and social problems, coupled with exposure to industry game-changers, it is a challenging opportunity that will enable executives and their teams to push their personal and professional boundaries.

“It’s the first time I have been on a leadership course with participants from other companies. I found this very refreshing; felt it was a real game-changer”

2017 participant, Westpac

Experience Overview

May 2018
Technology Expo

Digital disruption

Technology, social, legislative, finance & economic change

Personal impact and responsibility

Tools to adopt next week

Leadership 360-degree survey

Disruption readings and assessment

1:1 coaching

July 2018
Community experience
Power and leadership

Leadership myth-busters

Personal leadership challenge

Leadership purpose

Leadership vision

Fitness/health check

leadership health check

1:1 coaching

September 2018
Customer immersion fieldwork & presentations

Modern consumer dynamics

Impact on organisation of customer activism

Responding with innovation

Solutions, cases and presentations

Customer surveys and research

1:1 coaching

November 2018
Development Centre Leading through culture

Customer-centred organisational design and business simulation

Development Centre feedback

Leadership 360-degree survey retest

1:1 coaching

“The calibre of speakers was outstanding. This is a real testament to Maximus.”

2017 participant, Coca-Cola Amatil

A Few of Our Speakers

Chip Heath

The Thrive Foundation for Youth Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Bestselling author of Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work – debuted at #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list and #2 on the New York Times – and Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard – hit #1 both WSJ & NYT.

David Roberts

Vice President of Singularity University and two-time Director of the Global Solutions Program
David Roberts is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on disruptive innovation and exponentially advancing technology. His passion is to help transform the lives of a billion suffering people in the world through disruptive innovation.

Jesper B.Sørensen

The Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Professor and Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Sørensen is a sociologist who specializes in studying the dynamics of both organisations and careers, with work that covers a wide range of topics ranging from firm performance to social inequality.

Vanessa Gavan

Founder and Managing Director of Maximus International
Vanessa is an entrepreneur who has spent the past 18 years transforming a range of leading international organisations and the leaders within them. In 2001, she founded Maximus to bring a stronger leadership offering to the market. Today, Maximus is recognised as one of Australia’s most progressive leadership firms.

“Already applying it to my business – you can’t ask for much more than that!”

2017 participant, Graincorp

Contact Us


Jones Bay Wharf
127/26-32 Pirrama Rd
Pyrmont NSW 2009

+61 2 9216 2800


Level 8, 350 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000

+61 3 8601 1102