Activate: Transformation eXcelerator

A revolutionary experience for highly motivated and courageous business leaders looking to re-orient and transform their businesses and organisations.
QUT EX course facilitator

Your expert facilitators from QUTeX

Dr Shari Read

Dr Shari Read is an award-winning educator with a focus on teaching skills for the ‘Information Age.’ As a social scientist and clinically trained psychologist, Shari emphasizes human-centred approaches to leadership and management. Her research and teaching in the area of transformation and change management emphasizes the capabilities required to lead effectively through uncertainty and complexity.

Shari will host a series of expert guests, both academics and practitioners, throughout the program to ensure you develop a wide-range of cross-disciplinary perspectives and practical tools for addressing your key challenges and hurdles. For more information click here.

Professor Vicky Browning

Professor Vicky Browning leads QUT's client programs offered through QUTeX. She is a psychologist and executive coach and has taught leadership and organisational behaviour in the MBA and client programs at QUT, University of Otago and the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on human resource management, leadership development and evaluation of impact of executive education programs. She also leads the Women in Leadership programs for the School of Business and the QUT Pathways to Politics Program for Women. For more information click here.

Associate Professor John Bensley

Associate Professor John Bensley is Director, Canberra for the QUT Graduate School of Business with expertise in systems thinking, the management of innovation, product management and analytical psychology. With more than 30 years management, marketing and operational experience from the mining and telecommunication industries his passion is understanding the determining effect of the human equation within organisations and helping people sense-make in complex environments. For more information click here.

Dr Tony Peloso

Dr Tony Peloso is a Corporate Educator in Corporate Education within QUT’s Faculty of Business.  In this role Tony teaches strategic thinking, strategy implementation, innovation, and marketing. He has strong expertise in strategic thinking and business planning, innovation and creative processes, and leadership development. He has also taught undergraduate, graduate and MBA classes since 1997 at both QUT, Australia, and Arizona State University, USA. His research interests include employee loyalty, organizational climates, and corporate reputation. For more information click here.

Professor Garth Britton

Professor Garth Britton has extensive professional international experience, particularly in Asia, including China, and has been involved in strategy development and change management, evaluating and implementing mergers and acquisitions and building leadership capability. He has a deep and practical understanding of the challenges of managing across cultures, both for individuals and organisations, of building effective teams across cultural and geographic boundaries, and developing leaders who can operate in diverse and difficult conditions. His interests include organisational culture and change; organisational design and development; coaching approaches to leadership; co-design and social innovation; and researcher-practitioner collaboration in public management. For more information click here.

Professor Mal Thatcher

Professor Malcolm Thatcher is a Professor of Digital Practice in the QUT Graduate School of Business. Mal is a career technologist and has held senior executive leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. Mal has over 35 years’ experience in leading and delivering business value through technology-led innovation and transformation. For more information click here.