Five Ways to Accelerate Growth Workshop for SA Companies – Adelaide

Date: Friday, 30th November 2018
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: UniSA City West Campus, Level 4, Catherine Helen Spence Building (via Fenn Place), Adelaide, SA 5000
Price: Free

Are you a CEO, Managing Director or business owner who wants to grow your company, but not sure how to take it to the next level?

We’re excited to announce our next Five Ways to Accelerate Growth workshop, where you’ll learn five ways you can lead your company from one stage of growth to the next.

Based on experience working with over 630 CEOs, MDs and Executives around Australia, the Five Ways to Accelerate Growth workshop will help you understand what you need to plan and implement to grow your company.

The workshop will be delivered by either Dr Jana Matthews, Director of the Australian Centre for Business Growth OR Shane Cheek, Deputy Director and Growth Expert. Dr Jana Matthews is an international expert on entrepreneurial leadership and business growth. Jana has worked with hundreds of companies all around the world, helping them unlock their growth potential and was recently acknowledged as one of AFR’s 100 Women of Influence. Shane Cheek has started, grown and exited three companies of his own. His industry experience spans senior roles within investment and funds management, strategy consulting and technology commercialisation.

During the workshop Dr Jana Matthews/Shane Cheek will discuss the “Five Ways to Accelerate Business Growth”, including:

  • Questions CEOs/MDs need to be able to answer as leaders
  • Role of the CEO/MD during growth
  • The different responsibilities of a leader
  • Overview of our Knowledge Framework for Growth
  • Choosing the right growth strategy
  • Tactics for growth
  • Six components of organisation that support growth

Following the presentation, you’ll also hear key insights from a panel of our Alumni CEOs, who will discuss what they have learned throughout their growth journey, and how they are accelerating their company’s growth.

Adelaide | Friday 30 November 2018, 9am – 3pm | Register Now

What You Can Expect

At the Five Ways to Accelerate Growth workshop, you will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated peer discussions about growth, complete a Growth Action Plan for your company and a personal Leadership Development Plan, based on workshop content. You’ll also be able to spend time networking with other attending CEOs over a delicious lunch.

After the workshop, you will have the opportunity to submit your company’s Growth Action Plan and Leadership Development Plan to our team. Submission of these plans will provide you with access to a one-hour call with one of our Growth Experts (individuals who have started, grown and exited their own companies) to discuss your company’s specific challenges and opportunities for growth.

Following this call, and if your company meets the program criteria, you will be eligible and have the opportunity to apply for the Growth Modules, Part Two of our world-class Growing South Australia’s Companies program, designed for CEOs and Managing Directors of companies with 5-200 employees.


9:00am Welcome

9:15am Five Ways to Accelerate Growth, Part 1: Presented by Dr Jana Matthews

10:30am Morning Tea

10:45am Five Ways to Accelerate Growth, Part 2: Presented by Dr Jana Matthews

12:00pm Peer Discussions and Growth Action Planning

12:45pm Lunch

1:15pm Panel Discussion

2:15pm Peer Discussions and Growth Action Planning

3:00pm Adjourn


Attendance at the event is free of charge. However, registration is essential to attend. Please follow the link below to secure your place.

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