Gain the skills to better manage work pressures, influence direction and delivery across the business.

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Designed for managers of managers

Become an innovator, a persuasive player and a champion of strategic change. As a manager of managers, you must be a visionary, a trailblazer, a strategist, a communicator, a coach, a diplomat and a politician. In other words, you need to focus on the big picture and uphold high standards while wearing many hats.

IML ANZ’s Accelerate Program enables you to manage across the organisation with ease and impact. You will learn to think and do things differently. The program will equip you with both hard skills and people skills so you can master the competencies of effective executive leadership.

Course Overview

Duration10 weeks intensive followed by coaching at 6 months.
Delivery ModeBlended methodology with face to face days, coaching, mentoring and online learning.
PriceMember: $5,150
Non-member: $6,995
Subject AreaLeadership & Management
Experience LevelManagers of Managers


  • 10-week blended program with 4 months of personal mentoring, 4 leadership coaching sessions (the final session takes place at 6 months) and practical workplace projects, which are specifically designed to help you get the most out of the program.
  • Upon completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to be accredited as a Chartered Manager (CMgr), the highest status that can be achieved as a manager and leader internationally.
  • The Accelerate program is capped at 16 learners for intimate and interactive face-to-face sessions, with more opportunities for individual success.
  • Our programs are facilitated by highly-credentialed management experts who will guide learners with their experience, knowledge and passion for leadership.
  • You’ll earn a certificate of participation and Post Nominals once you have completed the program.
  • This program gives you access to IML’s professional community of managers and leaders.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the nuances of how to manage up, manage down and manage across the organisation to deliver results.
  • Understand and adapt yourself to your unique manager’s style.
  • Deliver the right message at the right time to impact performance outcomes.
  • Understand how to select, lead and motivate your team.
  • Enhance team engagement and performance through coaching and mentoring.
  • Develop skills and techniques to create a culture that encourages creativity and innovation, improving stakeholder engagement along the way.
  • Create and implement a personal action plan.

Locations and sessions


Sydney: 10th March
Melbourne: 26th March
Brisbane: 12th March


Sydney: 18th June
Melbourne: 11th June
Brisbane: 9th June

Who should attend?

If you are a mid-level manager or an executive who leads others with managerial responsibility, the Accelerate program will benefit you. This program will provide you with strong decision-making skills and the ability to lead and motivate others.

“Take your management skills to an extraordinary level, and gain insights and knowledge you wouldn’t traditionally receive in the workplace.”

Lesley Mitchell – Corporate Development Manager, IML ANZ

Program Structure

To understand what kind of leader and manager you are, and want to be, you must start with self-awareness. The Accelerate program begins with 2 different tools designed to help you understand how you work and what kind of personality you are.

Genos Emotional Intelligence

Genos measures how well you demonstrate emotionally intelligent leadership competencies in your role.

IML 360

Gain insightful feedback on attributes that are critical to management and leadership best practice, based on IML ANZ’s Manage and Lead Competency Framework.

1. Leadership, Vision and Clarity

We explore the key factors influencing participants’ personal and professional backgrounds, strengths, challenges and visions. To support this, we debrief the IML 360.

2. The Influential Leader

This module will develop your understanding of how leaders achieve results through different environmental factors as well as how we focus our time and enable others. We will also debrief the Genos EI tools.

3. Aligning People and Strategy

This module centres on your role as a business leader in delivering and implementing the organisation’s vision, mission, values and standards across your team. This unit will enable you to determine critical business success factors, goals and objectives and to identify key stakeholder relationships critical to advancing organisational outcomes.

4. Adaptive Leadership

This module will enable you to refine your interactions to generate valuable business insights, boost and measure performance outcomes and strengthen workplace relationships. It will equip you with the communication tools and theories to better engage staff, build cohesive teams and foster a culture of information exchange.

5. Attracting and Nurturing Talent

Module five focuses on hiring, developing and managing people to stimulate business performance and employee engagement. It highlights the importance of a comprehensive process for recruitment and selection, talent succession planning and career management.

6. Leading and Motivating Teams

In this module, you will be equipped with key skills to lead teams of managers. This unit will empower you to confidently motivate high performance, manage team conflict, build a strong business culture, encourage long-term commitment and support individual aspirations.

7. Leading Innovation

This module delivers insights to help you create a business climate that fosters creativity and innovation in your organisation. It will explore the crucial balance of knowledge, imagination and evaluation in the success of innovative proposals, as well as the role of the leader in managing creativity to produce practical outcomes valuable to the organisation.

8. The Influential Change Leader

Module eight is all about change, a cornerstone focus area in navigating contemporary business and leadership. The unit will empower you to develop skills to manage stakeholder relationships during the transition, communicate implementation plans, set up mechanisms to measure financial and cultural outcomes, and manage the impact of change on people.

9. Focus on Results

This module challenges the idea that results are purely the by-product of management alone, rather the specific actions leaders need to take to ensure that results flow from the broader team’s efforts, tactical business planning and strong strategic thinking.

10. Creating and Leading Your Future

The final module focuses on the impact of your leadership actions and behaviours on performance. You will create a 3-to-6-month workplace project drawing together the program’s learning outcomes with a focus on yourself, your team and the organisation.

11. Checking In

At the 6-month mark, you will present your workplace experiment results and undertake a second IML 360 that will be debriefed by your coach. You will be able to compare your pre and post results and reflect on the development of your leadership credentials to manage work pressures from the middle.

Four Months Mentoring

IML ANZ’s exclusive mentoring program provides an ideal opportunity for ongoing development after the completion of the program. A mentor is matched based on experience and individual learning goals, and works with you for the next 4 months.

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IML’s Foundations of Intentional Leadership program can be tailored to your company needs and run in-house (12 people minimum).

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Elite Facilitators


Kerry Irwin


A highly credentialed HR professional and HR executive generalist, Kerry brings a depth of corporate experience to the program.

Matthew Byrne


Matthew is currently the Adjunct Faculty Member and Program Director of the General Managers Program at AGSM which is part of UNSW Business School in Sydney.

Shannon Cooper


Shannon is a leadership facilitator known for getting bold results. For over a decade, organisations seeking big impacts have turned to him for insight.

Rupert Bryce


With 15 years’ experience in Leadership Development and HR Consulting roles, Rupert has more recently specialised in career development and coaching.