Mini Masters
with GA

 

A 5-day intensive program

For the next generation of business leaders

Mini Masters
with GA

 

A 5-day intensive program

For the next generation of business leaders

Think digitally

Critically understand the digital landscape – including concepts like coding, UX and data-science – so you can lead digital teams and organisations to sustained success.

Lead, inspire, innovate

Develop the understanding and skills to lead teams and businesses to new heights by cultivating advanced emotional intelligence and innovation capabilities.

Be commercially capable

Effectively balance the short-term and long-term requirements of the business through sophisticated commercial and strategic acumen.

Identify opportunities

Utilise strategic foresight, business model analysis and customer empathy to identify new opportunities for business growth.

Solve problems

Master human-centred design thinking and creative thinking to find innovative solutions to problems for both you and your customers.

Innovate effectively

Create competitive advantage and business growth through smart, effective innovation processes that actually work.

Program Overview

Today’s tech-driven economy demands that companies stay relevant to compete. Leaders of these companies need to have the capabilities to adapt to change, to acquire new skills and to develop innovative solutions to problems.

This program is designed to prepare the modern business leader for the modern economy.

Here you will gain the skills to uncover purpose, meaning and satisfaction in your own professional life, unlock peak-performance within your organisation, explore intrapreneurship and develop game-changing ideas, and become a corporate leader who understands your organisation through a digital lens.

Program Overview

As the start-up economy continues to grow in impact and influence, and the increasing capability of technology and robotics reduces the chance for competitive advantage, the ability to create new value within established frameworks becomes critical for successful business.

This program is designed for entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to identify opportunities, create new value and drive change within an established organisation.

Through this program you’ll develop your capability to identify business opportunities and utilise creative and innovative processes to solve problems and maximise the impact you, your team or your organisation can make.

Who this is for

BUSINESS LEADERS

Who want to improve their commercial, digital and leadership acumen.

CAREER CHANGERS

Who are looking to capitalise on the increased need for entrepreneurial and digitally minded professionals in the Australian and global economy.

ENTREPRENEURS

Who want robust and outcome focussed skills to further grow their existing products and businesses.

PRODUCT & MARKETING MANAGERS

Who want to maximise the value they deliver through better customer understanding and improved product-market fit.

BUSINESS LEADERS

Who want to develop and drive an effective innovation strategy in their business.

CAREER CHANGERS

Who are looking to capitalise on the increased need for entrepreneurial and innovative thinking within the Australian and global economy.

PRODUCT MANAGERS

Who want to maximise the value and competitive advantage their product portfolio offers.

ENTREPRENEURS

Who want robust and outcome focussed skills to further grow their existing products and businesses.

HOLISTIC EDUCATION

What to expect

True growth occurs when relevance, challenge and application come together. Our programs cater for all of this.

Resources

Access over 25 hours of online learning material, over 80 tools and templates and a dedicated business advisor and innovation coach.

The tools and templates are always evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of industry, and are yours to keep for life. They cover everything from idea generation, to customer empathy to project planning.

Workshops

This program consists of a week-long series of workshops that focus on a particular business theme. This is where you put your learning and ideas to work. These workshops are designed in a way that will ensure you develop your knowledge and skill-set, and effectively build upon your existing expertise.

Each workshop will cover the education, inspiration and motivation you need to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Network

This high-quality program attracts high-quality professionals. Join a network of inspired, driven and ambitious business leaders who will take your thinking to new heights.

Being a part of this program provides you with access to a global network of business leaders, investors and advisors. Gain free access to all Plato Project events, enjoy facilitated introductions and build your network of like-minded individuals sharing the same journey as you.

HOLISTIC EDUCATION

What to expect

True growth occurs when relevance, challenge and application come together. Our programs cater for all of this.

Resources

Access over 40 hours of online learning material, over 80 tools and templates and a dedicated business advisor and innovation coach.

The tools and templates are always evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of industry, and are yours to keep for life. They cover everything from idea generation, to customer empathy to project planning.

Workshops

We are dedicated to ensuring real outcomes.

Over this program you’ll complete six intensive workshops where you put your learning and ideas to work. Each is focussed on a particular area of your innovation capability, giving you the chance to design and apply real tactics to foster immediate business impact.

Each workshop will cover the education, inspiration and motivation you need to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Network

Effective innovation occurs as the result of continuous testing, iteration and improvement. Join a network of inspired, driven and ambitious business leaders who will take your thinking to new heights.

This program gets you into a global network of business leaders, investors and advisors. Gain free access to all Plato Project events, enjoy facilitated introductions and build your network of like-minded individuals sharing the same journey as you.

Request free consultation with a business advisor

Request free consultation with a business advisor

BE A BETTER PROFESSIONAL

The curriculum

Together with General Assembly we’ve developed an intensive 5-day program to ignite the next generation of business leaders.

This mini-masters series is created and led by expert instructors who represent top talent in tech, design, data, business, innovation, and leadership. This program is designed to inspire and motivate teams around purposeful business and meaningful work.

We avoid static lessons and rote exercises. Instead, our students learn through real-world problem solving, resulting in practical hands-on experience that can be applied right to the job.

On the first day you will begin to understand the prevalent leadership themes that have been proven to foster peak business performance in the current economy.

__ Link personal and team leadership to drive business outcomes
__ Develop strategies to handle personal and professional adversity
__ Master the strategic foresight process to drive future-faced success
__ Develop a commercially savvy, leadership mind-set

On the second day you will break down the mystique of innovation and design thinking, developing strategies to continually unlock new value and overcome challenges within your organisation.

__ Master the fundamentals of effective process, product and business-model innovation
__ Discover human-centered design thinking
__ Execute the process of customer empathy and UX design
__ Lead strategic innovation and effective change

Develop a working understanding of key digital and technological concepts, as well as the skills you need to lead digital teams and businesses. Leverage digital technology to drive high-performance teams and business operations.

__ Master the fundamentals of the digital economy
__ Develop your tech-acumen and literacy
__ Deploy the basics of web development and web strategies
__ Execute effective decision-making, problem-solving, and team collaboration within the digital context

Develop the ability to apply entrepreneurial thinking within an established organisation through business model development, product development and agile marketing. Creatively solve problems and disrupt from the inside out.

__ Rapidly evaluate and improve business models
__ Master product development and user experience design concepts
__ Utilise lean and agile methodologies
__ Leverage entrepreneurial marketing channels and strategies for rapid outcomes

On this last day you will have a chance to develop the habits of effective strategic leadership, balancing both short-term and long-term requirements of sustainable business success. Here you will cultivate the skills required to accelerate growth, maximise team performance and effectively develop and execute business plans.

__ Design strategies for accelerated revenue growth through shared-value partnerships
__ Utilise data sets and live-metrics to foster ongoing business improvement
__ Develop your commercial acumen for strategic excellence

DRIVE NEW BUSINESS VALUE

The curriculum

In line with the insights and expertise of our industry partners and expert advisors, we’ve created an intensive program that provides you the support, frameworks and networks you need to successfully create new value and competitive advantage within your established organisation.

Across each week you’ll complete real business work with the support of experts, applying new theories and frameworks directly to your business situation so you can gain immediate outcome and value.

MODULE ONE

__ Framing problem and opportunity statements
__ The fundamentals of effective innovation strategy
__ Fostering a business culture conducive of change
__ Utilising purpose to drive more effective innovation outcomes

MODULE TWO

__ Ideation & solution development
__ Thinking creatively & testing concepts
__ Customer persona development
__ Customer empathy mapping & journey mapping

MODULE THREE

__ Measuring success & viability
__ Developing & analysing a business model
__ Strategic foresight & scenario planning
__ Understanding bias, trends & business impacts

MODULE FOUR

__ Implementing human-centred design approaches
__ Defining your Unique Selling Proposition
__ Developing a Minimum Viable Product
__ Testing assumptions, refining & pivoting

MODULE FIVE

__ Crafting a compelling business case
__ Designing effective stakeholder management strategies
__ Proactively addressing key barriers to success
__ Effectively lead the change process

MODULE SIX

__ Preparing for successful implementation
__ Engage and mobilise key project champions
__ Designing agile project plans
__ Effectively manage diverse project teams

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