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2015 FutureNet Business Leaders Course (NSW) applications open

Have you identified the key talent in your firm to develop in 2015? Or are you a future leader looking to progress your skills? Consult Australia NSW are calling for the best of the best from the built and natural environment!

Applications are now open for the FutureNet Business Leaders Course (the ‘mini MBA’), run by Consult Australia’s young professional’s leadership forum, FutureNet.

For all enquiries, please contact Consult Australia NSW State Manager, Alexia Lidas on nsw@consultaustralia.com.au or (02) 8252 6708.

Special A2K Technologies pricing

As proud Platinum sponsor of the 2015 FutureNet Business Leaders Course, A2K is pleased to offer special pricing to readers of our blog.

Apply for the course by 19 February 2015, and you’ll pay just $4,950 (usually $5,500). Use this application form to receive your discount.


The program draws together architects; constructors; developers; engineers; financiers; infrastructure owners; lawyers; community engagement practitioners; planners; project managers; and quantity surveyors and more.

  • This program has a proven track record and is well recognised among industry peers in the built and natural environment.
  • Over eight months, the program covers topics such as: team leadership; innovation; contracts, government relations, negotiation and communication.
  • The program concludes with a team task, which engages participants in developing and submitting a submission on a major infrastructure challenge.
  • Following the submission, teams present to a judging panel of accomplished industry professionals.

The submission and the presentation are then assessed by the judging panel with an award being presented for the best overall submission. You can see the 2015 project snapshot online via this link.

Topics and dates

Session Date Topic
Session 1 March 12 Self Awareness
Session 2 March 26 Networking
Session 3 April 9 Leadership and Influencing Skills
Session 4 April 23 Innovation
Session 5 May 7 Motivating Teams
Session 6 May 21 Government & Stakeholder Relations
Session 7 June 4 Contracts/Risk
Session 8 June 18 Project Release/ Group Allocation
Session 9 July 2 Winning Bids
Session 10 July 16 Finance
Session 11 July 30 Preliminary Judging followed by: Communications
Session 12 August 13 Project working time for groups
Session 13 August 27 Project working time for groups
Session 14 September 10 Negotiation
Session 15 September 24 Ethics in Leadership
Session 16 October 8 Final Judging Session
Session 17 October 22 Awards Night

Benefits for participants and firms

  • Develop personal and business skills, resulting in improved professionalism of young employees
  • Cross-industry team experience
  • Improved motivation of young professionals as participation may be seen as a reward system
  • Opportunity for young professionals  to develop important, long-lasting business and industry relationships
  • Exposure of employees to successful industry leaders, e.g. Directors of companies who may at some stage be clients and/or JV or alliance partners
  • Direct mentoring from leading industry professionals
  • Opportunity for staff to gain an increased understanding of current issues faced by consultants and their clients in the built and natural environment.

Just a few names in the game…

HyderFutureNet Particpants
Lend Lease
Sydney Water
Evans & Peck
Aquenta Consulting
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Roads and Maritime Services
Cox Richardson Planners & Architects
And many more….

Here’s what past participants have to say:

“The FutureNet Business Leaders has provided me with an opportunity to build my leadership skills through presentations on topics including Leadership and Influencing, Self-Awareness and Motivating Teams. The lecturers organised by Alexia/Consult Australia were excellent and ensured that I was learning in every session. Most importantly the course has allowed me to meet likeminded young professionals across the industry and I have formed relationships which will last long past the end of the course cocktail night! I would recommend this course to anyone looking to build their leadership skills and industry profile”

Andrew Worboys, Project Manager Transport, Parsons Brinckerhoff

“FutureNet is a well-rounded course providing practical learning experiences for the brightest young leaders within construction industry. The approach was pragmatic and innovative, but most of all it was memorable. A rite of passage for any consulting professional.”

Flavio Rossi, Senior Consultant (Advisory) Rider Levett Bucknall

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Course applications

Apply today using the special application for A2K Technologies’ clients, to receive your discounted course price of $4,950, valid until 21 January 2014.

Like to know more? Contact Consult Australia NSW State Manager, Alexia Lidas on nsw@consultaustralia.com.au or (02) 8252 6708.




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A2K Technologies is an industry-leading solutions, training, consulting and management firm specialising in the design technology space. With a multi-million dollar turnover and over 150 staff across Australia, New Zealand and China; A2K Technologies is Australia’s largest Autodesk re-seller.

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