Ceo Program

GMC is proudly partnering with the Melbourne Business School to deliver the 2024 CEO Program.  The CEO program will cover pressing issues, away from day to day distractions, for our most senior leaders in manufacturing including:

  • Leadership lessons from peers
  • Navigating global uncertainty
  • The implications of ESG for your strategy
  • Balancing shareholder and customer: The role of purpose and trust
  • Digital disruption, the rise of AI and opportunities for business growth
  • In conversations with successful manufacturing founders
  • Creating a world class enterprise

Announcing the partnership, GMC CEO Jenn Conley said: “We are very fortunate to have the expert management educators at MBS on board to deliver a high level program tailored specifically for the most senior leaders among our members.  Founders, CEOs, owners all face a range of challenges, sometimes unique to the sector. Navigating change for them is a constant.  This program will be leading edge, with a number of sessions away from the distractions of the day to day”.


What is it?

  • Senior executive weekend retreat comprising seven sessions and two additional workshops over six months
  • Retreat: two nights at Mount Sturgeon Homestead and cottages, Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
  • Seven facilitated sessions over two days
  • Fine dining: at award-winning Wickens restaurant
  • Follow-up workshops
  • Invitation-only leaders event



Country Retreat: 17 – 19 May 2024

Workshops: July and September 2024

Manufacturing Leaders’ Dinner: October 2024


Who should participate?

Key leaders from each organisation:

  • Founders / Owners
  • CEO  / joint CEOs
  • General Managers in large corporations


Expressions of Interest

By 24 January 2023


Further information

Contact Jennifer Conley, Geelong Manufacturing Council CEO

Email [email protected]

Mobile 0406 857 856


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