Business case studies
At UQ Business School Executive Education we don't simply 'tailor' or 'customise' - we create.
We work with you to understand your business, discover your needs and collaborate to find sustainable solutions to solve your most complex challenges.
Our work tends to speak for itself - whether it's fostering new talent, developing emerging leaders or connecting businesses with community. Our courses and programs are a unique blend of the latest research and academic theory, and practical, commercial tools and frameworks.
Discover how, by challenging the notion of executive education, we're helping businesses to challenge the future.
Laing O'Rourke Young Guns
Strong leadership capability is vital to any organisation. In 2008, internationally-recognised engineering enterprise Laing O'Rourke forged a strategic partnership with UQ Business School Executive Education to develop a series of professional development courses for managers in sustainable business practice. The following year, the partnership was expanded to include a fully tailored Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership, designed and delivered exclusively for Laing O'Rourke to nurture their brightest talent - and the Young Guns Program was born.
Woollam Constructions Leadership Program
When Woollam Construction's Managing Director, Craig Percival, arrived for the first day of the Australian Owner Manager Program, he recalls telling a colleague , "I don't even know what I am doing here".
Eighteen months later, Craig not only credits the program with reshaping his approach to the business, he has insisted that Woollam's senior management team have the opportunity to develop their skills in the same way.
Connecting Business with Community
Corporate social responsibility has evolved beyond the traditional model of charity days, fun-runs and fundraising drives. Now more than ever, organisations are realising that true and longer-term value can be found in working alongside not for profits on developing their business operations.
Through the Laing O'Rourke Young Guns program, which is designed and delivered by UQ Business School Executive Education, the company has not only been able to develop their talent into future leaders, but also use this talent to help not-for-profit organisations tackle business issues they otherwise would not have the resourcing to manage on their own.
Emerging Leaders Program
"It's not just about results, but also how you achieve those results." That was the advice offered by Brisbane Broncos Chief Executive Officer, Paul White, to participants on UQ Business School Executive Education's recent Emerging Leaders Program, designed exclusively for the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health.
The five-day program, facilitated by Emeritus Professor Ken Wiltshire, explored the increased community focus on indigenous health, as well as the significant leadership challenges and opportunities it presents.