OMP Owner Manager Program

An exclusive, residential, practical focused course of 3 days per month over five months for Business owners of mid-sized private companies $3-$100m.

The Australian Owner Manager Program is unlike any course you'll ever do. It's not an academic program. It's a completely practical course - professionally facilitated with up to 25 like-minded business owners. It's built for super busy owners of a business with $3m-$100m revenue that always say at the beginning: 'I have no time to waste doing a course - I've got a business to run.'

More than 800 super busy business owners in Australia and New Zealand have said exactly those words. But once they've completed the course and have experienced the power of the Owner Manager Program - how it challenged the way they thought about their business and changed their mindset - they are full of praise for the program.

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THE RESULTS

Completed by more than 800 super busy business owners in Australia and New Zealand

96% of participants reported a positive impact on their company's performance

Two highly skilled facilitators challenge every aspect of your business

66% of participants reported an improved work-life balance after the course

THE RESULTS

Two highly skilled facilitators challenge every aspect of your business

Completed by more than 800 super busy business owners in Australia and New Zealand

96% of participants reported a positive impact on their company's performance

66% of participants reported an improved work-life balance after the course

THE COURSE

This is a 3 day residential workshop held 5 times over a 5 month period, with plenty of time for social connection with the members of your group. The 'out of the classroom' time should not be underestimated. The feedback we have from our alumni is that it is incredibly enriching to connect with like-minded people in a societal setting - it's a fertile environment where ideas and bonds form beyond the rigour of the coursework. During the course itself, expect to be completely immersed by a diverse range of more than 30 business experts that will test the perimeters' of your business and challenge you in ways that will make you see things differently.

Two highly skilled facilitators challenge every aspect of your business, maintaining focus on the core issues - teasing out the solutions with the assistance of other members of your group. The course isn't just about business - it's also about you, getting the work-life balance right. And because the other business owners in your course are individually selected to match your business size and scope - you develop a network of contacts that becomes a meaningful, long lasting connection.


Course modules

The Owner Manager Program is conducted in three day blocks, once a month, over a five month period. Course participants stay in quality residential accommodation from Wednesday to Friday. During each block, they are immersed in coursework which includes exposure to subject experts, guest speakers and business mentors. A one day workshop is conducted three months after the last block as a recap and follow up.


Block 1 - The Audit

This first block is critical to establish the 'state of play' in your business. Course elements include Entrepreneurial Strategy, Business Modeling, Strategic Marketing, Employment Relationships, Purpose and Planning.


Block 2 - Fine Tuning

With a firm grasp of how each business owner sits with their business, we examine Strategies for Cash Flow Optimisation, Finance Simulations, Competitor Analysis and People Management.


Block 3 - Opportunity

In this block, we finalise the review of the current, business and begin looking forward for each participant. Specifically, we focus on Business Planning, Leadership Practices, Communication, High Growth Strategies and Growth Opportunities.


Block 4 - Platforms for Growth

Now we begin the process of setting the foundations for future growth - reviewing Strategic Prioritisation, Funding Future Growth, Innovation and Design thinking, Leveraging Technology, Business Growth Analysis, Productivity and Performance and developing a High Performance Culture.


Block 5 - The Future

The last block is the culmination of the intensive work achieved in the previous four periods. High level discussions relating specifically to your business revolve around Governance and Advisory, Protecting your Competitive Advantage, Resilience, Implementation and Execution and Leveraging Social Media in favour of your organisation. At the conclusion of this Block, we have a Panel Review of Growth and Succession.

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Owner Manager Program Alumni 2015

Dan Everson

Sam Johnson

Craig Percival

Joanne Payne

Owner Manager Program Alumni 2015

Dan Everson

Sam Johnson

Craig Percival

Joanne Payne

Owner Manager Program Alumni 2015

Dan Everson

Craig Percival

Sam Johnson

Joanne Payne

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