Welcome to Executive Education

ACU Executive Education was created with the mission of empowering Australia’s leaders and managers, through disciplined and academically rigorous education, to better serve their respective organisations and the broader community.

 Tom Ristoski

Over the years we’ve seen enormous change and significant turbulence. The digital revolution, for  example, has impacted almost every aspect of business. And we are witnessing disruption and unpredictability with considerable business and operating challenges brought on by the pandemic. 

These changes are rewriting how we conduct business because in many areas we simply cannot continue as we have. It’s time – we must prepare, realign, and redefine existing management thinking and practice. 

Just as we have from our inception, our passion is helping to create a new calibre of genuine leaders and assisting their teams, and organisations, to progress and thrive.

We are the leadership and professional development centre of ACU, combining talent from across our four faculties and partner universities to provide an unparalleled learning experience.

Our courses in business, finance, governance, and leadership deliver knowledge and skills critical for running modern, for-purpose-driven organisations. Importantly for us here in Executive Education, and ACU, these courses have never been solely about increasing individual or organisational profit for profit’s sake alone. We’re striving to realise a better way for you, one that supports long-term viability and the common good.

We do this by being at the forefront of new forms of professional development and customised solutions. We work with organisations from a wide range of sectors including health, education, sport, government and corporate to create bespoke leadership development programs that make a difference. Whether we’re developing an offshore award course to develop capability, taking a team of executives to Europe to focus on improved governance practices, or creating a bespoke leadership program for cohorts across Australia, you, our client, are at the centre of our focus and your sustainable success is paramount in our design. 

Investing in yourself, your people, and their professional development is essential as we progress  through a complex, rapidly changing future. Our purpose has remained steadfast and I invite you to partner with us as we redefine leadership and business.

Tom Ristoski
Director, Strategic Partnerships and Executive Education

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Chart your own course

Our courses are designed to give you the most benefit with the least disruption to your already busy life. Study an award program on campus or virtually, or call us for a customised program delivered at your organisation.

Focused executive leadership short courses 

Add to your knowledge base without subtracting valuable time from your work. Our executive leadership short courses concentrate on building specific skills, so you can target one area to cover at a time for enhanced outcomes.

Executive leadership short courses

Customised development

Need to uplift your whole team? Let us develop and manage a learning solution customised to your needs. Our programs focus on real-life case studies and your organisation’s unique challenges, and can be delivered on-campus or onsite.

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Conferences and events

Hear from industry leaders and specialists as they bring you the latest developments and innovations from their sector. Can't attend the event? Download and read our white papers.

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Our knowledge is your progress

White papers

To help you navigate your business challenges, we bring together like-minded managers from various industries to discuss and dissect ideas. Download our white papers to read their insights.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or enquiries about our courses, events or learning solutions, don't hesitate to get in touch with the ACU Executive Education team by phone or online form.

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