40+ hrs of interactive online content

40+ practical tools and templates

Tasks & projects

Online social community

Technical support

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40+ hrs of interactive online content

80+ practical tools and templates

Up to 5 hrs of one-on-one coaching

Tasks & projects

Online social community

Technical support

3 months of exclusive events

Full program


6 tailored classroom sessions

Dedicated one-on-one coaching

Industry experts & thought leaders

Tutorship & learning support

Pitching & presenting practice

40+ hrs of interactive online content

80+ practical tools and templates

Tasks & projects

Online social community

Technical support

6 months of exclusive events

“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do." - Aristotle

What to expect

Socratic learning

Learn through peer discussion, guided by industry experts and thought leaders. Engage with ideas and concepts in a collaborative, yet personal format.

Practical resources

Access over 40 hours of online learning material, over 80 tools and templates, and a dedicated coach. Our material is evergreen to ensure your skills are relevant.

Real projects

Work on a real project while undertaking this program that has direct outcome, impact and relevance to your career and leadership goals.

Guaranteed outcome

Develop new capabilities and real outcomes. We stand by our courses- if you don't get the outcome you hoped for, we will give you a full refund of the program cost.

Accreditation pathway

Depending on your experience and the project you complete, you may be eligible for credit towards a masters qualification with one of our partner institutions.

Join our community

Access six months of workshops, events and other Plato Project events for free. Meet like-minded people, share ideas and build your network and expertise.

“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do." - Aristotle

The curriculum

In line with the insights and experience of our industry partners, we’ve created a program for the emerging senior leaders looking to take their career to the next level.

The foundations


__ Understanding mindful leadership & its importance
__ Understanding self-awareness & resilience
__ Strategic foresight & scenario planning
__ Strategic thinking & commercial acumen

Cultivating self-awareness


__ Self-awareness for better leadership
__ Authentic leadership through purpose
__ Values-based leadership
__ Objective decision making

Cultivating resilience


__ Understanding professional resilience
__ Developing ‘grit’ & a growth mind-set
__ Managing adversity & conflict
__ Analysing & designing business models

Developing emotional intelligence


__ Empathy mapping
__ Utilising EQ to better understand your team
__ Mapping leader-employee interactions
__ Leading different personalities

Mindful leadership in practice


__ Effective communications
__ Co-creation & collaboration
__ Effective goal setting
__ The strategic leadership process

Creating outcomes


__ Creating tactical plans
__ Leading & managing up
__ Personal goals & accountability
__ Comprehensive review

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What our students say


“Plato Project equipped me with the tools to better understand myself in order to create a more positive and productive environment for all.”


“Having frameworks for reflecting on my leadership practices – the good and the bad – was immensely valuable. I felt the benefits in my professional life immediately.”


“It taught me to dispel the stereotypes of traditional leadership that I was trying so hard to mould myself around. I’ve been armed with data, research and techniques to take the learning immediately into my own work.”

Is this for you?

Business Leaders
Who want to perform at their best so as to inspire, challenge and lead ground-breaking teams.
Ambitious Professionals
Who want to take their experience and education, bolster it with new capabilities, and unlock the next level of career progression, satisfaction and opportunity.
Who want to drive a new venture that is purposeful, has a strong vision, and succeeds beyond expectations.

Our experts

The Plato Project works with a range of industry experts. Their insight and experience will ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. Here are just some of the successful, highly qualified experts that we are proud to work with.

James Tutton

James works across a portfolio of complementary executive and non-executive positions in the property, mental health, arts, education and business spheres.

Barbara Hyman

Barbara leads people and culture for REA Group in Australia, Europe and China. She has a background in human resources, marketing, business strategy and law.

Helen Souness

In her role as Managing Director, Asia and Australia of Etsy, Helen is driven by the company’s mission of “reimagining commerce in ways that make for a fulfilling and lasting world”.

Sérgio Brodsky

As strategy director at Starcom Mediavest Group, Sérgio seamlessly connects strategy with execution to build great brands.

Elliot Costello

Elliot is a social entrepreneur who, in 2008, co-founded YGAP. YGAP believes that a world without poverty is possible.

Simon Griffiths

Simon is a social entrepreneur who has turned his considerable business talents towards saving the world “from the bottom up”.

Industry Partners

We capture the insights and expertise of our market-leading industry partners to deliver programs that address and enhance the relevant skills and capabilities needed for business success.

How much does it cost?

Depends on what you want to get out of the program. The full program is $4500, whereas the online program starts from $199. Students can access payment plans and scholarships. Ask for more details.

How can I pay?

We require payment on commencement of each program. By application, we can offer 12 month payment plans. If you are engaging with us to further your career with your current employer, ask us about our proposal template that you can send to your respective leader for reimbursement.

How long does it take to complete the program?

It’s all about you and your goals. The core learning for the full program runs over six weeks. You do however have access to the online material which you can utilise over a longer period of time. Also, your project can be a longer undertaking, if you wish. We recommend that students in the online courses complete their course material in six weeks.

Are your programs accredited?

Whilst we don’t offer accreditation ourselves, our programs offer an accreditation pathway with one of our partner higher education institutions. Depending on your situation, it is possible to gain credit towards a Graduate Diploma or a Masters qualification. Ask us for more details.

What will I get out of the program?

Each program we offer is specifically designed to foster genuine capability development. This means theoretical understanding as well as the ability to practically apply that theory to produce meaningful, valuable outcomes. By completing any program with us, not only will you complete a project which demonstrates tangible value, you will walk away with a capability you can apply on a daily basis.

What projects will I work on?

In each of our programs, you are required to work on a project. This increases engagement levels, encourages deeper learning and provides you with outcomes that are useful. As such, the project you work on is up to you – we want it to add value to the rest of your life.

Are there prerequisites to get in?

The Plato Project is a serious business school for serious people. People who are serious about themselves, their goals and what they are trying to achieve. It isn’t for those who want to earn a qualification for their CV, it is for those who want to improve and achieve real world outcomes. So long as this is you, there are no prerequisites.

When can I start?

You can get started right away. For our full programs, we have intakes monthly. Simply apply using the relevant forms and you’ll have all the information you need to get started online immediately.

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