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CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

May 7-9, 2023  |  QT Melbourne  |  $5,500 per person 
EXCLUSIVE TO CORPORATE MEMBERS ONLY

If you work for a ACA member agency, please speak with your CCO or ECD before applying. Only member CCO/ECD nominations will be accepted.
E-mail amy@adcouncil.org.au.

This three-day residential course is Australia’s only custom designed course for aspiring creative leaders. Exclusive to Advertising Council Australia corporate members, the 2023 course will feature guest talks by industry trailblazers. 

Three intensive days on-site, this course features a series of modules spearheaded by leading ECDs, Agency CEOs and CFOs. 

Sessions are highly interactive, combining workshops, panels, role plays and Q&As with inspirational speakers. From creating to leading, to the business of creativity, to exploring the CD role, each session has been crafted to ensure delegates have the skills and confidence to transition into leadership roles.

The Creative Leadership course is proudly presented by AWARD; Australia’s longest-standing and most respected professional development programme for creatives.

Day 1: From creating to leading

  • Why the hell would you want to be a CD?
  • The journey to being an ECD
  • What ECDs/CEOs looks for in a CD
  • Rising star to raising stars
  • Working with the work, working with people

Day 2: The business of creativity

  • How agencies make money 
  • How to get your ideas made 
  • What a CMO looks for in a CD

Day 3: Exploring the CD role

  • How to manage media and reputation 
  • Building your network
  • Creating your personal leadership style
  • Managing a creative department
  • Do you still want to be a CD?
 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

For senior creatives who have the ambition and the potential to lead a creative department or agency. And for Creative Directors looking to sharpen their leadership skills.

2023 CHAIRS

FOUNDER CHAIR
Warren Brown,
Partner,
Gutthink
& Partners
Scott Nowell,
Co-Founder &
Group CCO,
The Monkeys

PREVIOUS CHAIRS AND CO-CHAIRS


2022 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CURATOR: Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
CHAIR: Scott Nowell, co-Founder & Group Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys
Mike Spirkovski, National Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi Australia
Alex Derwin, Chief Creative Officer at BMF Australia
Tara Ford, Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys Sydney

2019 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CHAIR: Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
Mike Spirkovski, Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi
Tara Ford, Executive Creative Director at DDB Sydney
Scott Nowell, co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys
2019 SPECIAL GUEST
Leo Premutico, co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Johannes Leonardo

2018 DAILY CO-CHAIRS
Tara Ford, Executive Creative Director at DDB Sydney
Scott Nowell, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys
Paul Reardon, Chief Creative Officer at TBWA Melbourne
2018 GUEST SPEAKER
Susan Hoffman, Co-Chief Creative Officer at W+K

2017 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CHAIR: Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
Simon Langley, Executive Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson
Nancy Hartley, Creative Partner at Rumble Creative & Media
Scott Nowell, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys

2016 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CHAIR: Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
Scott Nowell, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys
Paul Reardon, Chief Creative Officer at TBWA Melbourne
Jason Williams, Chief Creative Director at Leo Burnett Australia
 

DELEGATE FEEDBACK

Having the time, space, permission and focus to reflect on leadership, creativity – let alone with peers and heavyweights- was invaluable.
2022 Delegate

The benefits… Seeing a glimpse into lots of brilliant minds in the industry. The open conversations. Transparency on internal struggles of confidence. Sharing strengths and weakness and the importance of being yourself. And not to celebrate average!
2022 Delegate

It’s the single most valuable course I’ve done in my career and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone on the journey to become a CD.
2022 Delegate

 

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