Future CEO Program

No one is born leader…You must learn to lead.



    *SkillsFuture Credit Course. Course ID: CRS-N-0031720



    The CEO Institute’s Future CEO program is a certification course designed for future business leaders. It equips next-generation leaders with the skills, knowledge and contacts they need to confront problems and manage growth.

    The Future CEO program, built upon a foundation of trust and confidentiality, is a valuable and unique development forum for executives on a leadership journey. Based on a blended learning model, the program provides a mix of facilitated and experiential learning, which enables members to enhance their existing management and leadership skills to fast track their career potential.



    Sharing the journey:

    The program is built around peer groups – people just like you who are learning how to lead a business. It is one of the great strengths of the Future CEO format.

    The sharing of problems and experiences, often difficult within a competitive workplace environment, provides a level of support and encouragement that cannot be over-valued.

    Groups of about 16 members with comparable experience are drawn from non-competing business sectors, allowing easy and open sharing within the group.


    Learn on the job:

    As a Future CEO member you and a select group of peers learn the skills of being a CEO from experts with broad business management experience.

    Each Future CEO group has about 16 members – people just like you who are learning how to lead a business. Group members are carefully matched by The CEO Institute for compatible skill levels and activity in non-competing business sectors. This promotes openness and sharing within groups.


    A guiding hand:

    The monthly meetings are chaired by an experienced chairman-facilitator with professorial qualifications and experience underpinned by an extensive commercial background.

    The chairman guides the agenda with specific attention to the needs of the group members.

    A typical meeting would include:

    • Members’ issues. A confidential forum where members can discuss specific problems and opportunities they are experiencing, and deliver a presentation on a project relevant to their business activities.
    • Expert speakers and themed workshops. Business specialists address particular topics relevant to the group and the current business environment.
    • Leading academics present thought leadership scenarios to guide Future CEOs through the dynamic and ever-changing world of modern business.
    • Open forum – broad-ranging peer-to-peer discussions about shared issues, facilitated by the chairman.



    Future CEO members with a minimum of three years’ senior management experience who attend at least 30 half-day (or 15 full-day) meetings of the Future CEO program are automatically assessed for Provisional Certification as a Certified CEO, and, if successful, are entitled to use the post nominal CCEO(prov).

    There are two levels of certification for Certified CEOs, who enjoy education opportunities, resources and competitive advantage in high level job applications.

    Full Certification is granted to a Chief Executive:

    • with five or more years’ experience;
    • who meet the educational requirements under the Rules for Certification.

    This confers the right to be called a Certified CEO and use the post nominal CCEO.

    Provisional Certification is granted to those who:

    • have a minimum of three years’ senior management experience; and
    • have attended 30 half-day (or 15 full-day) meetings of the Future CEO program.

    Successful recipients are entitled to use the post nominal CCEO(prov).



    “As a recently appointed CEO, I can attest to the value of the Future CEO program. Excellent group discussions and consistent, high quality guest speakers under the guidance of David Gilbert have provided knowledge and insight on wide ranging topics that support my success in professional life.”

    – Pat Moulton, Chief Executive Officer, Aus Pits


    “The Future CEO group is a key part of my ongoing professional development. Under the chairmanship of Professor David Gilbert, the group provides an opportunity to develop broad leadership skills via workshopping ideas and challenges, engaging with high quality subject matter experts and learning from the groups collective experience. I would highly recommend the group to anyone wishing to further develop their leadership skills and understanding of all aspects of running organisations.”

    – Greg O’Brien, Executive Manager Corporate Services – RSPCA (Victoria)


    “I was interested in the Certified CEO program because I wanted some objective means of establishing my credibility as a CEO. Even though my resume reflected skill, experience and success, having an outside entity verify and attest to that was important to me. Having achieved the distinction, it has helped me stand out among other candidates for jobs – sometimes over 300 other candidates.”

    – Donald Richetti, Executive Director, AOC


    “Through the partnership with The CEO Institute, UNESCO values its role as a global certification body for Chief Executives and supports the Certified CEO designation, as it represents a tangible example of UNESCO’s approach to Lifelong learning and a contribution to building knowledge-based societies.”

    – Vincent Defourny, Director, Division of Cooperation with Extrabudgetary Funding Sources, bureau of Strategic Planning, UNESCO


    Course Curriculum

    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.
    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
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    High View Leadership Centre was formerly known as High View Training & Consultancy. It started in 2006 to provide personal financial planning and soft skills training for all levels of participants. It was re-established and assumed its new identity in September 2015 to provide leadership training, business advisory and IPO Consultancy.
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