AWARD Creative Leadership

3 DAY, RESIDENTIAL – CORPORATE MEMBERS ONLY

Three intensive days on site, this course features 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.

AWARD Creative Leadership will be held in Sydney, September 1-3, 2024. If you’re employed at a member agency and interested in enrolling in AWARD Creative Leadership, please consult your CCO or ECD first. Only nominations from member CCOs/ECDs will be considered. For nominations and further details, please email simone@adcouncil.org.au

chairs and co-chairs

FOUNDER

Warren Brown
Warren Brown
Maninspace Gallery. AWARD Hall of Fame. AdNews Hall of Fame. BMF Founder Agency of the Decade.

CHAIR

Scott Nowell
Scott Nowell
Former Co-Founder, Group CCO The Monkeys; Accenture Song ANZ

DAILY CO-CHAIRS
Yet to be announced

 

What to expect

Three intensive days on site, this course features 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

2023 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CURATOR: Warren Brown, Maninspace Gallery. BMF Founder, Agency of the Decade. AWARD Hall of Fame. AdNews Hall of Fame.
CHAIR: Scott Nowell, Co-Founder, Group Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys; Accenture Song ANZ
DAY 1: Paul Reardon, Chief Creative Officer at TBWA\Melbourne & TBWA\Adelaide
DAY 2: Alex Derwin, Chief Creative Officer at BMF Australia
DAY 3: Emma Robbins, National Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Australia

2022 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CURATOR: Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
CHAIR: Scott Nowell, co-Founder & Group Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys
DAY 1: Mike Spirkovski, National Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi Australia
DAY 2: Alex Derwin, Chief Creative Officer at BMF Australia
DAY 3: Tara Ford, Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys Sydney

2019 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CHAIR: Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
DAY 1: Mike Spirkovski, Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi
DAY 2: Tara Ford, Executive Creative Director at DDB Sydney
DAY 3: 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
DAY 1: Tara Ford, Executive Creative Director at DDB Sydney
DAY 2: Scott Nowell, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys
DAY 3: Paul Reardon, Chief Creative Officer at TBWA Melbourne
2018 GUEST SPEAKER
Susan Hoffman, Co-Chief Creative Officer at W+K

2017 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CHAIR: Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
DAY 1: Simon Langley, Executive Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson
DAY 2: Nancy Hartley, Creative Partner at Rumble Creative & Media
DAY 3: Scott Nowell, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys

2016 CHAIR & CO-CHAIRS
CHAIR: Warren Brown, Partner at Gutthink & Partners
DAY 1: Scott Nowell, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys
DAY 2: Paul Reardon, Chief Creative Officer at TBWA Melbourne
DAY 3: Jason Williams, Chief Creative Director at Leo Burnett Australia

 

Participant Feedback

It made the scary thought of becoming a CD a little less scary. I couldn’t imagine heading into that chapter of my career and not having the knowledge that was given to us over the course.
2023 Delegate

Great to go behind-the-scenes on some big names in the industry and their work. Hearing them talk about how they came up into the CD role was very valuable.
2023 Delegate

In 3 days I learnt what I feel takes some creatives a lifetime. This program truly has inspired me and put new fuel in the tank! I’m excited to apply my new learnings and see where they take me.
2023 Delegate