The registration period is from Thursday 11 January, 2018 09:00 to Tuesday 10 April, 2018 17:00
Growth Series: Creative Leadership In The Finance Team
Add to calendar 2018-04-19 12:00:00 2018-04-19 14:00:00 Australia/Sydney Growth Series: Creative leadership in the finance team According to a survey by IBM of 1500 CEOs, the number-one attribute they are looking for in employees is creativity. This 2-hour lunch seminar will be led Melbourne false YYYY/MM/DD
Registration for this event is open from: Thursday 11 January, 2018 09:00 - Tuesday 10 April, 2018 17:00
Where: Melbourne, Melbourne
Date: Thursday 19 April, 2018
Time: 12:00 -  14:00
Max Seats: -- unlimited --
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Event description:

According to a survey by IBM of 1500 CEOs, the number-one attribute they are looking for in employees is creativity. This 2-hour lunch seminar will be led by Dr. Ralph Kerle on Creative Leadership in the Finance Team.

Creative leadership encourages, captures, cultivates and implements atypical, imaginative solutions and strategies to produce uncommon results that ignite and redefine an organization.

The findings of a 2010 global study by IBM’s Institute of Business Value found that leaders who embody these attributes and embrace the dynamic tension between creative disruption and operational efficiency can create new models of extraordinary value.  

Today this is more relevant than ever as organisations need to develop new and innovative solutions to thrive during disruption.

Join us at this tailored FEI Sydney seminar with Dr Ralph Kerle to find out:

  • How creativity got a bad name in the finance team
  • What is creative leadership and why it is important
  • How creativity relates to and feeds innovation

Named by IBM as one of the world's 100 Global Creative Leaders, Dr Ralph Kerle is a Global Thought Leader passionate about using the power of creative insights to bring about change and innovation in organizations. He includes amongst his clients top 500 global companies and has designed and delivered senior executive creative leadership and innovation programmes across all four continents.

He is the designer of the Management Innovation Index, a unique analytic that benchmarks and measures organizational innovation; the Founder/Moderator of the Creative Skills Training Council, an internationally recognized community of organizational creative practitioners and academics and a former International Board Member of the US Creative Education Foundation. He is a Leader in the US Creative Problem Solving Institute; a Fellow of the US-based think tank, the Center for Cultural Studies & Analysis and has been faculty adjunct in the Banff Centre Leadership Development Programme, Banff, Canada as Innovation Coach.

Date:  Thursday, 19 April

Time: 12.00-2.00pm

Place:  Cumulus Up., 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Tickets:   $250 +GST. Ex-mentees can get a 20 per cent discount by using the code ALUMNI when they register.

Booking:      This is a member only event.

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                      Registrations can be made below.

RSVP:  Monday 9 April 2018 5pm. All cancellations must be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Refunds will only be issued if cancellation are made before this date.

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General booking information

Tickets to lunch event can be booked online by members and non-members. Where you are booking in guests (e.g. where you are booking a table) and have not finalised your guest list then enter "tba" against the unknown names and companies at the time of booking. Then please email their details to as soon as possible and at least two days before the event.

Please note that the online booking form accepts a maximum of 10 bookings per order. You can order again if you require more bookings.

Advise where shown of any special dietary requirements.

Then pay by credit card—you will be transferred to a secure Westpac PayWay Net site to enter the card details, which are not held by FEI.

We accept payment by Mastercard, Visa and Amex. We use a secure Westpac PayWay Net facility. GST is included in the price of lunch tickets. You will receive confirmation of the payment with an email from FEI confirming the booking and providing a tax invoice.

Booking using a booking form

You can also book and pay by printing out a booking form. If you require a booking form then please email Sign and scan the form as a PDF and emailing it to

Bookings / cancellations deadline: The closing date for lunch bookings is stated on the invite and is usually 2-5 working days before the lunch. Any cancellation of a booking must be made by email to on or before the closing date. After the closing date for the lunch, there are no refunds for cancellations or non-attendance at the lunch. For cancellations before the closing date members can receive a refund for the amount paid (either as a credit towards a future lunch or as a refund on the credit card used for the original payment for the lunch).

FEI lunch contacts:

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane lunches: Administration Manager 

If the Administration Manager is unavailable, or for policy matters: Kate Mills, Chief Executive Officer, FEI. 0405 766 434

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