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Accelerate – For Executive Leaders

Challenging those in experienced and senior leadership roles. Transforming them into influential leaders.

Accelerate empowers those stepping into or advancing in executive leadership positions to lead with confidence, adaptability and influence.

Critically evaluate your leadership approach, identify your strengths, and pinpoint areas for development with this executive leader’s program. It’s also designed to help facilitate a smooth transition from day-to-day operations to big-picture strategic thinking.

Here’s the transformative experiences you’ll have with Accelerate:

  • Peer-to-peer learning: Engage in rich, interactive discussions with fellow senior leaders. A collaborative environment offering unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth.
  • One-on-one coaching: Work individually with top-tier coaches and facilitators. Some of the most potent tools for senior leadership development. Get personalised insights and actionable advice.
  • Real-time problem solving: Achieve a substantial return on investment by addressing real workplace challenges alongside seasoned peers. A hands-on approach that ensures learning is relevant and immediately applicable.
  • Practical application: Consolidate your learning through strategic workplace projects. Apply new skills and knowledge directly to the real issues you face.


  • 5 days face-to-face or virtual facilitated learning run over 10 weeks
  • 3 one-on-one coaching sessions
  • The IML Five Factors Emotional Intelligence feedback report and the IML360 Management Competency diagnostic
  • 3 workplace experiments focused on managing self, the team and the organisation
  • 12 months of Membership with the Institute
  • Harvard Business Review – Leader’s Handbook
  • Access to the Institute’s online learning portal for the duration of the program
  • In partnership with the Black Dog Institute, an e-learning module designed to build the skills leaders need to care for their mental health and support others at work

Accelerate your development to effectively address the right issues at the right time. Learn to transition smoothly from day-to-day operations to big-picture strategic thinking.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop your leadership vision and learn how to lead with influence
  • Align people, performance and strategy and employ adaptive leadership
  • Attract and nurture talent and lead motivated teams
  • Drive innovation and manage change within your organisation
  • Build a culture of results and accountability and lead for the future

Take me on the journey

Are you interested to see what the journey will look like? Here is the typical Accelerate Course experience.


One of the most important parts of the journey happens before the program begins. This stage requires you to undertake two online diagnostic feedback surveys and review a small amount of material ahead of session 1.

Facilitated Learning

Module 1 – Leadership vision and clarity and The Influential Leader
Let’s start by diving deep into your world view, unconscious biases, your current situation and your aspirations. How did you get to where you are now? What sort of a leader do you want to be? We do this by debriefing on the results of your diagnostic prework.

Having faced your journey to date, we now look at the importance of emotional intelligence and how influential leaders make results happen.

Module 2 – Aligning people and strategy and Adaptive Leadership
Let’s get clear on a leader's role in business strategy so that you can implement your organisation’s vision, mission, and values. Here we equip you with tools to enable you to determine critical business success factors, goals and objectives. We then move onto communication tools and theories so that you can better engage staff, build cohesive teams and foster a culture of information exchange.

Module 3 – Attracting and nurturing talent and leading and motivating teams
We now move onto leading your team. It is critical for leaders to strategically plan for talent succession and career management and have a comprehensive process for recruitment and selection. Here, we equip you with the skills to manage conflict, motivate high performance, build a strong culture, encourage long term commitment and support individual aspirations.

Module 4 – Focus on results and creating and leading your future
What are you measuring and why? In this session we look at leading and lagging indicators and challenge your ideas about where results flow from. We now also come full circle to look at the impact that your leadership decisions and actions have on performance. We'll create three workplace experiments unique to your role and your business so that you can put into practice everything you've learnt in a practical and meaningful way.

Module 5 – Leading innovation and the Influential Change Leader
Most leaders want to foster an environment that promotes creativity and innovation. In this module, we show you how. More importantly, we show you how to manage creativity so that it produces valuable and practical outcomes. You will then be empowered with the skills necessary to manage change – a cornerstone of contemporary business and leadership.



Three one-on-one coaching sessions with our leading Coaches / Facilitators. One of the most effective development tools for an experienced and senior leader. Takes your development to the next level by personalising the experience and focusing on your unique challenges and goals.

Workplace Projects

Work on projects that are real challenges for you right now. Use the skills you’ve learnt and apply them to real issues within your business. Report back on them to your peers to get feedback and support.

Ongoing Support

12 months of membership with the Institute which gives you access to short courses, Development Days, networking events, thought leadership and our award-winning mentoring program.


A$4,995 incl GST (Member price)
A$6,660 incl GST (Retail price)

Supporting workplace mental health for leaders

Managers and leaders play a significant role in creating a mentally healthy workplace. The Institute of Managers and Leaders ANZ has partnered with the Black Dog Institute (BDI) to ensure every participant going through one of our leadership programs has access to the BDI Workplace Mental Health for Leaders e-Learning module, specifically designed to build the knowledge and skills of workplace leaders to care for their mental health and support others at work.

Ready to enrol?

Browse all available dates and make your booking below.

Please Note: Starting times for VIRTUAL courses commence at 8am AEDT (Sydney Time) to allow for delivery across multiple states and time zones.

There are currently no openings available for this course.


Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Yes! At the completion of your course, you are presented with a formal hard copy certificate.

Not only that, but you are also awarded 12 months of membership with the Institute which provides you with access to a whole raft of member benefits like networking events, webinars, Development Days, mentoring, discounts and more.

What time do the sessions start and finish?

The facilitated sessions run for a full workday. This is usually from 9:00am to roughly 5:00pm AEST, with breaks for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. There may be some virtual sessions that run from 8:00am to 4:00pm AEST to accommodate the time difference for any New Zealand based participants. Exact timing can be found in the Ready to Enrol section of this page.

What is the time commitment of the tasks and activities required between sessions?

The more you put in, the more you get out. In our experience, participants get the most out of their course by undertaking between 1 and 3 hours of "homework” each fortnight before their next facilitated session. This includes:

  • Reading articles stored on the online Learning Portal.
  • Watching videos and webinars stored on the online Learning Portal.
  • Practicing what you've learnt back in the workplace.
  • Reflecting on your real-life experiences, ready to discuss in your next session.
What industry backgrounds is this program suitable for?

Managers and leaders exist in every business, in every industry. The content in this course is not industry specific. It applies to all managers and leaders. With over 80 years of experience in supporting managers and leaders, we know that the challenges faced by managers and leaders are consistent no matter what industry you operate in.

Previous participants come from all walks of life and all industries – from healthcare to retail, agriculture to government, construction to IT and professional services. It does not matter what industry you work in; this course will be relevant to you.

Do you offer Executive Coaching packages?

Executive Coaching Packages are available and typically come in a series of six sessions. Executive Coaching is available as 1:1 sessions or group sessions.

How much involvement is the participant’s line manager expected to have?

To accelerate participants’ learning, their line manager is encouraged to be involved. We find that if the line manager is invested and involved, participants and the employer enjoy a higher return on investment.

Before the program begins, managers are asked to reflect on their employees' characteristics and styles by completing the diagnostic surveys that will be used during the course. After each face-to-face session the line manager will receive an email updating them on topics covered, articles and key learnings. We encourage line managers to engage with the participants about their key learnings and development plan.

I have booked into the course. What happens next?

You will receive a note and calendar invitations for your program at least 2 weeks before your first day. You will also be required to nominate colleagues to complete your diagnostic surveys and complete the surveys yourself. This is a critical step in the journey. You may also receive an article to read before your first session and some videos to watch in our online Learning Portal.

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Course Overview


Senior and executive leaders who are focused on leading both teams and the business.

The perfect next step after completing our Foundations Course.


5 days face-to-face or virtual facilitated learning run over 10 weeks.


A$4,995 incl GST (Member price)
A$6,660 incl GST (Retail price)

CPD Credits

40 CPD Credits
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours represents the credits towards your overall requirements as part of a CPMgr accreditation.


Office Closure

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Please note during the holiday season our offices will be closed from the 22nd of December 2023 to the 2nd of January 2024.

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