Sustainable Leadership in Action: Champion Leadership

Join us on our new mini study tour series!

Register your interest for our next mini study tour in Sydney, Australia.

Coming soon: dates and hosts for 2024

Each 8-hour tour involves online preparation followed by a live visit to a sustainable business.

Find out more about the program, host organisation and booking details.

What’s the secret behind our outstanding executive study tours?

The caliber of the

  • Hosts
  • Tour facilitators
  • Participants
  • Pre-tour preparation
  • On-tour briefings and debriefings
  • Deep-level learning

What’s the value in deep-learning study tours?

Research shows that the deep-level, experiential learning provided on our study tours is much more effective than “industrial tourism”.

Find out more in this free to read paper

Read past participants’ testimonials

I would recommend this tour to leaders who are looking to make long-term, positive influence in and on their organisation.

I would also recommend this to C level executives, looking for ways to impact their business beyond the next reporting cycle and develop an edge that is difficult to replicate without the right knowledge.

Matthew Ball, Former Vice President Optus Small & Medium Business
It was enlightening to understand and appreciate the alternative perspective of sustainably-led companies versus the Anglo/US style we are all generally familiar with.

To witness this business philosophy as it is implemented and espoused in these host companies was testament to the fact that we often have blinkered vision as to the view of the world we work in.

Greg Byrne, APAC Data Centre Network Build Manager at Amazon Web Services

Expect to find yourself challenged in your thinking, particularly when you compare the prevailing orthodoxy within most Australian firms of what “leadership” actually is.

This study tour showed me first hand that Sustainable Leadership practices can work, and work well, whilst also being highly profitable.

Will Huckel, Salvation Army

We delved into some of the most cutting-edge organizations in Europe confident and we were met in return by some of the most senior managers available who were hungry for our perspectives and questions concerning their business.

Jim Garraway, Supply Chain Manager at Rexel

I was pleasantly surprised by the commitment of the firms visited, highlighted by the seniority and calibre of people that we met with.

The tour also provides unprecedented access to two outstanding professors in their field of endeavour and richly developed my understanding of sustainability and its integration into all of a firm’s being.

Todd Hulbert, MBA 2008 and winner of the Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence

The tour challenged my thinking which was in the stream of conventional business models…

If you feel curious about an alternative business model that offers long term insights of economic performance, social responsibility and environmental friendliness, this study tour might be for you.

Roger Lemus, Supply Services Director ANZ Health

The practices observed were often quite astounding for people from predominantly shareholder driven Australian companies.

The tour is exceptionally well organised: Gayle and Harry go to great lengths to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Tracy Morgan, Managing Director, Morstone Management Solutions

Thanks to Professor Gayle Avery and Dr Harry Bergsteiner, seeing how some of the companies operated, where profit wasn’t the key driver was a real eye opener.

It was great to see companies focus on sustainable growth and employees.

Shehan Silva, Director of Finance, Department of Defence

I had been in senior management in the Australian subsidiary of a Fortune 500 Healthcare company for a number of years. I’d had a lot of opportunity to travel within the company and seen lots of great leadership and outstanding corporate social responsibility… we found ourselves engaging with CEOs of large and successful companies, who were very happy to spend time with us and share their knowledge.

Craig Smith, Fmr Director Finance & Operations, Allergan

The new revelation for me was to see first hand how these corporations can simultaneously address the social and environmental issues and achieve profitability in the long run. They have used these issues to strategically innovate across the board in their business operations.

What is inspiring for me is to see companies not giving in to short terms demands of the financial markets but being steadfast in practising sustainable leadership.

Ling Wong, Head Light, Leading Light in Leadership

The European Study Tour gave me the opportunity to meet face to face with directors from many of Europe’s most successful organisations, all of whom were very open to discussing their sustainability practices and strategy. The tour was hard work, but fun, well organised and gave us an insight into business practices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – an amazing cultural experience.

Roger Woodend, Vice President Sales, BT
Some of our study tour hosts
Aesculap Allianz Audi Baulderstone-Hornibrook
BMW Bosch-Siemens Daimler Endress & Hauser
Fraunhofer Institute GE Global Research Georg Fischer Giesecke & Devrient
Holcim IBM Infineon Jungheinrich
Kärcher KUKA Mann & Hummel Migros
Munich Reinsurance Novartis Porsche Ravensberger
Roche Rodenstock Rohde & Schwarz SAP
Seele Steiff Swatch TÜV SÜD
UBS WACKER Chemie ZF Friedrichshafen Zumtobel

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