AWARD Creative Leadership

3 Day intensive workshop – Corporate Members Only

COURSE POSTPONED UNTIL Q1 2022 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS.

 

Three intensive days on site feature a series of modules spearheaded by leading ECDs, Agency CEOs and CFOs. Sessions are highly interactive, combining workshops, panels, role plays and Q&As with inspirational speakers.

2022 chairs and co-chairs

FOUNDER

Warren Brown
Partner at Gutthink & Partners

CHAIR

Scott Nowell
Co-Founder & Group Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys

DAILY CO-CHAIRS

Alex Derwin
Chief Creative Officer at BMF Australia
Tara Ford
Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys Sydney
Paul Reardon
Chief Creative Officer at TBWA Melbourne

 

What to expect

Three intensive days on site feature a series of modules spearheaded by leading ECDs, Agency CEOs and CFOs. Sessions are highly interactive, combining workshops, panels, role plays and Q&As with inspirational speakers. To ensure each delegate experiences a high level of mentoring, practical experience and direct value, the group is capped.

The Creative Leadership course is proudly presented by AWARD; Australia’s longest-standing and most respected professional development program for creatives.

Who’s it for?

For senior creatives who have the ambition and the potential to lead a creative department or agency. And for Creative Directors looking to sharpen their leadership skills.

Course Content

DAY 1: FROM CREATING TO LEADING

  • Why the hell would you want to be a CD?
  • The journey to being an ECD
  • What ECDs/CEOs looks for in a CD
  • Rising star to raising stars
  • Working with the work, working with people

DAY 2: THE BUSINESS OF CREATIVITY

  • How agencies make money
  • How to get your ideas made
  • What a CMO looks for in a CD

DAY 3: EXPLORING THE CD ROLE

  • How to manage media and reputation
  • Building your network
  • Creating your personal leadership style
  • Managing a creative department
  • Do you still want to be a CD?

 

Previous chairs and co-chairs

2019 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CHAIR & CURATOR Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
Mike Spirkovski, Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi
Tara Ford, Executive Creative Director at DDB Sydney
Scott Nowell, co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys

2019 SPECIAL GUEST
Leo Premutico, co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Johannes Leonardo

2018 DAILY CO-CHAIRS
Tara Ford, Executive Creative Director at DDB Sydney
Scott Nowell, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys
Paul Reardon, Chief Creative Officer at TBWA Melbourne

2018 SPECIAL GUEST
Susan Hoffman, Co-Chief Creative Officer at W+K

2017 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CHAIR & CURATOR: Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
Simon Langley, Executive Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson
Nancy Hartley, Creative Partner at Rumble Creative & Media
Scott Nowell, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys

2016 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CHAIR & CURATOR: Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
Scott Nowell, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys
Paul Reardon, Chief Creative Officer at TBWA Melbourne
Jason Williams, Chief Creative Director at Leo Burnett Australia

Participant Feedback

It’s probably the best course I have done. But more importantly, a course where you are confident you will use the knowledge you have learned in your day to day work.”
2019 Delegate

The course answered questions I didn’t even know I had. It was a great networking opportunity to meet other aspiring CDs and get to know them and pick their brains in between the classes. It was also amazing exposure to some of the best creative leaders, clients and journalists in the business on such an intimate level.
2019 Delegate

I valued how much all the chairs and speakers invested there time into our futures. Training us to become a very knowledgeable creative director and a great leader for the next generation of creatives.
2019 Delegate