1 FEBRUARY, 2024


The year ahead brings significant changes to the field of executive education in Australia. Organisations are looking for customised education programs that can prepare their executives and professionals for their constant changing business context.

Management and leadership skills

Executive education programs are emphasising the development of management and leadership skills, as these are essential for executives to lead and manage teams effectively and deliver on their organisation’s strategy. These skills include problem solving, adaptability innovation and driving strategic results.

The ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence, adapt to change, foster collaboration, embrace inclusivity, build resilience, and prioritise organisational resources are now indispensable attributes for leaders navigating the complexities and challenges of being a successful leader.

In our experience, organisations that cultivate and prioritise these skills capabilities will not only weather the challenges but will also thrive in a world where leadership is as much about people as it is about processes and technology.

Flexible learning paths

Traditional one-size-fits-all approaches to executive and professional education are fast becoming obsolete. In 2024, there is a growing demand for flexible and customised learning paths that align with the specific needs of each organisation.

Tailored programs that directly correlate and align to your specific organisation, and its people, are expected to grow in demand well into 2024 and beyond.

Exploring the intricacies of organisational insights, experiences, strategic objectives, capability frameworks and collaborating closely with leadership and/or L&D professionals, are key elements that will distinguish executive education learning and outcomes. By understanding both the immediate needs and long-term strategic goals of your business, historical context, challenges faced and successes, our team can tailor learning experiences that resonate with the journey of your organisation and staff.

Application-based learning

The emphasis on application-based learning in executive and professional education programs highlights a departure from traditional educational models. Instead of solely focusing on concepts, these programs prioritise practical relevance to the complex and dynamic challenges encountered in the professional realm.

By bridging the gap between knowledge and its practical application in real-world business scenarios, ensures that professionals not only gain insights but also develop the skills and strategies necessary to navigate the intricacies of their specific industries. Through real organisational specific case studies and scenarios, participants are equipped with actionable knowledge that directly contributes to their effectiveness as leaders in their respective roles.

Participants can engage in problem-solving exercises that mirror the challenges they encounter in their daily professional lives. This immersive learning approach enhances critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, enabling participants to apply their newfound knowledge with confidence and efficacy.

DeakinCo. supports organisations across Australia

As a leading provider of workplace education programs, DeakinCo. is playing a pivotal role in shaping the executive education landscape in Australia. By staying ahead of key trends and offering innovative solutions, DeakinCo. is empowering businesses to thrive in the face of rapid change and enabling organisations to meet their current and emerging needs.

“Working with DeakinCo. has been incredibly easy – they have fitted into our organisation really well, have delivered on all requirements, have a fantastic team and applied real issues and scenarios relevant to our business in the learning curriculum. We’re excited to move into the next chapter with DeakinCo. and continue to build our skills and capability.” Dan Casey, Capability Development Manager.

As the business world evolves, so does executive education. By embracing key trends, businesses can ensure their workforce are equipped with the skills needed to lead in a complex and dynamic environment. For more information about DeakinCo. programs and how we can support your organisational needs, contact our team.