Future CEO
Future CEO Program

Curriculum Framework

The Future CEO program uses a comprehensive curriculum framework covering the following 15 subject areas:

  1. Leadership
  2. Business Planning & Strategy
  3. Managing People
  4. Marketing
  5. Financial Management
  6. Data Analysis
  7. Business Models
  8. Social Responsibility & Ethics
  9. Corporate Sustainability
  10. Corporate Governance
  11. Managerial Economics
  12. Managing Innovation & Creativity
  13. Critical Thinking
  14. Technology & Connectivity
  15. Global Business

While the work of an individual group is tailored to the needs and interest of its members, there are a number of core subjects that all groups are required to undertake.

Each year, 5 pre-determined core topics are selected from the 15 subject areas that make up the Curriculum Framework. They complement the topics chosen by the Future CEO Chairman to meet the needs of members. The program agenda caters for a half-day meeting, held monthly.

Curriculum Advisory Board

A highly credentialed Curriculum Advisory Board advise on all matters related to the Future CEO curriculum, including content, standards and delivery.

Dr. David Gilbert (Chairman of the Curriculum Advisory Board)

B.Mgt, B.Bus (Honours 1st class), Ph.D., Associate Professor (Entrepreneurship & Innovation) - RMIT

David has worked extensively in international business for over 20 years at the highest levels, including CEO, President and Partner in both corporate and private enterprises in countries including Japan, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea as well as Hong Kong. He has founded a number of successful businesses in Australia and internationally.

David holds a PhD in Management Innovation from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Newcastle. He is currently Deputy Head of Industry Engagement in the College of Business at RMIT University and Associate Professor (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) in the School of Management. He previously served as Director of the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship).

David has published extensively in the fields of Innovation, Digital Technologies and Rapid Prototyping, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Learning.

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