I chose to undertake the General Manager Program, following the Women in Leadership Program a couple of years prior. In deciding to return to AGSM for my continuing Executive Education, I was drawn to the quality of the program, mix of academic breadth, coupled for hands on activities, as well as the opportunity to spend an intensive week in a residential setting.
The program gave me exposure to participants from a wide range of industries outside of my own domain, allowing the opportunity to explore the content through the experience of others, as well as the course facilitators. I particularly enjoyed the sessions on Adaptive Leadership, Communication and Strategy. I was able to apply learning, particularly the sessions on Executive Presence from the first day back in the office.
The program allowed me time for personal reflection on my leadership style, how to be more effective as a leader, as well as my goals and aspirations for the next stage of my career. I feel that my leadership skills have deepened as a result of undertaking the course and I highly recommend it to those seeking some time out to work on becoming a more impactful and considered leader.