Inaugural Education Executives’ Symposium

Published: Wednesday 11th November 2015

ACU Director, Centre for Professional and Executive Education, Tom Ristoski at the Education Executives' Symposium

The leaders of today’s education systems face challenges which eclipse those encountered by executives a decade ago in their variety, complexity and scale. These are challenges which confront categorisation, have more than one originator and cannot be solved with conventional tools and thinking.

These challenges led to the development of the ACU-organised Education Executives’ Symposium (EES) which took place at the Sheraton Mirage Cold Coast from 12 to 14 October.

The Symposium not only provided tailored content from ACU Executive Education and McKinsey & Company, but also a unique platform for peer-to-peer learning.

The EES attracted 19 high calibre participants from diverse backgrounds, including a number of Catholic Education Office (CEO) Executive Directors, the Executive Director of Lutheran Education Australia, the Principal of Moriah College in Sydney and the Executive Director of the National Catholic Education Commission.

The program was highly successful and generated a high level of positive feedback and testimonials. One CEO Executive Director commented; “A highly relevant and professionally engaging symposium. Great to have a range of people present.”

Our expectation is that this is only the start of the journey with such an important and influential group of leaders.

For more information on the program please contact Tom Ristoski, Director at or David Rowlinson, Marketing & Business Development Manager at