Masterclass Series

February - April2021
  • Location:

    Brisbane and Online

  • Course Duration:

    3 months

  • Group Size:

  • Cost:

    See brochure

Course Overview

Explore what it means to lead public organisations in times of change. Understand the meaning of crises, including emergencies, what it means to lead in these circumstances, and to manage risks of institutional and reputational damage. Masterclass is for ECA alumni who wish to engage in further organisational and collaborative projects on issues important to their own organisation, sector or international networks.

The Format

Masterclass 1

(i) Public Purpose Leadership with Michael Hogan, February 24th & 25th 2020

Exploring what it means to lead public purpose organisations post COVID—19, and how to manage recovery & rebuilding

(ii) Futures Methodology with Professor Sohail Inayatullah, 15 April 2020

Exploring futures methods to scenario plan Queensland futures and enable the Challenge topic to be addressed—”How will we rebuild Queensland for the better during and after recovery?

Qualification Pathways

The Masterclass program in partnership with Metafutures may provide a pathway toward Master of Arts (Research) qualifications.

Download the Masterclass Brochure and Enrolment Form

Masterclass 2

Live Case Study and Challenge online modules focused on these powerful questions:

  • What will we face in the days after?
  • What do we want our new future to be?
  • What scenarios do we have for rebuilding?
  • What could we do together that would help others tip the balance towards more positive futures? How can we do more together to support other public purpose and local community leaders in creating more positive futures for their places?
  • How can we contribute to building back better and learning back better beyond the reach of our public purpose community of leaders?

Supplementary Masterclasses

  • Live Case Study Learning Journey, The Hague (Date TBC)
  • Live Case Study Learning Journey, London and countries, UK (Date TBC)


Masterclass Program Schedule

Date Event
24, 25 February

Public Purpose; Futures for Queensland & introduction to online modules

3 March

Webinar to set the Live Case Study and Challenge team

10 March

Challenge team online meeting

Each online meeting will have a designated team coach, as well as a presentation from our faculty of Queensland, national & international leaders,
exploring a dimension of building and learning back better.

17 March

Challenge team online meeting

24 March
Challenge team online meeting
15 April
Futures Workshop
5 May

Presentation to members of the Leadership Board of Queensland, invited dignitaries, community and business leaders and members of the ECA leadership program community.