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.

2022 chairs and co-chairs

FOUNDER

Warren Brown
Partner at Gutthink & Partners

CHAIR

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

DAILY CO-CHAIRS

Mike Spirkovski
National Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi Australia
Alex Derwin
Chief Creative Officer at BMF Australia
Tara Ford
Chief Creative Officer at The Monkeys Sydney

 

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

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

Having the time, space, permission and focus to reflect on leadership, creativity – let alone with peers and heavyweights- was invaluable.
2022 Delegate

The benefits… Seeing a glimpse into lots of brilliant minds in the industry. The open conversations. Transparency on internal struggles of confidence. Sharing strengths and weakness and the importance of being yourself. And not to celebrate average!
2022 Delegate

It’s the single most valuable course I’ve done in my career and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone on the journey to become a CD.
2022 Delegate