Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence

Program Overview

GMC’s Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program delivers an average return on investment to participating manufacturing companies of over $300,000 pa. The program is tailored for current and developing business leaders, middle managers and aspiring team leaders. It provides comprehensive skill sets in innovation, lean and leadership and aims to develop the leadership capacity to succeed in today’s manufacturing environment. The program is unique to the GMC, bringing together these key themes through workshops, coaching and applied leadership to an in-house improvement project of strategic significance.


The Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program is aimed at current and developing business leaders, middle managers and aspiring team leaders. Through a series of facilitated workshops, site visits, one-to-one coaching and peer learning, this program offers a unique opportunity to:

  • Enhance leadership skills & personal impact
  • Confidently lead teams through change
  • Develop a culture of innovation and continual improvement
  • Identify and lead the delivery of tangible business benefits

During the program participants can expect to:

  • Develop their personal leadership skills to engage teams and achieve better results
  • Learn and apply Lean concepts in manufacturing during interactive workshops
  • Discover strategies to improve team culture and learn how to facilitate their own teams to develop a performance culture in the workplace
  • Identify, plan and lead a business improvement project incorporating Lean methodologies and Leadership Program learnings.

Participants have consistently delivered business improvements, with the average return on investment for participating companies over $300,000.

The program has been adjusted to comply with COVID-19 Restrictions. Face-to-face workshops will be limited in numbers to allow for adequate distancing for the meeting room size. All other safety/sanitising precautions will be available.

Online Coaching modules will be available for on-site learning and coaching. Additionally, recent state government funding support has allowed us to reduce our members-only rate (now $2000).

Registrations can be made via our website or register via the button below until 20 August 2020.

Register your seat for the next Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program via this link, or by contacting the Geelong Manufacturing Council.

This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Environment and Resources as part of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.