Leading Complexity

Leadership & Influence

Leading Complexity

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Evolve your leadership. Empower your business.

The world’s getting smaller. And faster. Leaders are now working across countries, cultural boundaries and time zones. But at the same time, with more challenging economic and business conditions, they’re often given less power to shape what happens next. They're held accountable for delivering results today, while adapting for tomorrow. In a landscape as complex as this, leadership insights and practices need to evolve with the times.

What you'll learn

In this program, you’ll focus on developing more agile and adaptive approaches to leadership. We’ll hone your skills and thinking to bring out the best in your people, and help your business not only adapt to an environment of increasing turbulence and complexity, but to thrive for years to come.

We’ll challenge you to reflect deeply on your leadership, and try out new skills and ways of thinking. All in a safe-to-fail learning space surrounded by supportive peers and a seasoned facilitator.

You’ll develop the critical skills to:

  • Learn the difference between complicated and complex working environments – and how to lead in each
  • Diagnose what’s really going on inside your business and why you haven’t always made as much headway as you would have liked, in spite of a concentrated and focused effort
  • Make purposeful choices about the kind of culture that will support sustained success.

These skills will accelerate your ability to:

  • Apply evidence-based tools and frameworks of systems thinking, to help you more deftly and confidently navigate and address the complex challenges you face
  • Become more connected, influential and open-minded as you hone your decision-making success
  • Harness the full potential of your organisational talent as you are more consciously inclusive of your workforce.

Learning outcomes

This four-week program is underpinned by rigorous theory and driven by practical experiences. Each week, you’ll gain a deep understanding of how to lead in complex work environments – and a hands-on plan to work on your own leadership journey.

Through a combination of structured live sessions, pre-work and pre-reads, peer coaching and learning, your own project work, live simulations and more, you’ll:

Learning journey


Who should attend?

Leading Complexity is designed for senior managers and leaders with at least eight years’ experience, and who want to navigate uncertainty and disruption with more purpose, confidence and agility.

Program dates and times

Please contact buseco-exec-ed@monash.edu for future dates

Program fee


  • Monash Indonesia & Monash alumni receive a 20% discount.

Digital badging

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be awarded a digital badge to share with your network. Find out more about digital badges.


Cameron Houston

Program Lead

For more than twenty-five years Cameron Houston has assisted organisations develop purposeful leaders and implement effective organisational change through his work as a practicing leader, educator, facilitator and executive coach.

Cameron has held senior and general management roles with National Australia Bank and Foxtel and knows what it is to be responsible for driving operational performance and leading organisational transformation. As an educator Cameron taught Leadership and Change Management within the Australian Graduate School of Management’s Executive MBA for 7 years and then spent another 9 years in Executive Education with Melbourne Business School.

Cameron is a high impact educator who brings a deep body of knowledge and a great love for learning that translates to lasting change for the individuals with whom he works. He creates a safe-to-fail development space where clients can explore both the inner game and outer game of their leadership practice. His approach to learning draws on contemporary theory but remains firmly grounded by his real-world organisational experience.

Cameron holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Melbourne), Master of Business Administration (UNSW), Master of Education (Melbourne) and Grad. Cert. Org. Coaching (Swinburne)

Cameron has worked extensively in private sector settings, including organisations from the financial services, oil & gas, mining services, health, consumer goods, agricultural and construction industries. He has also worked in a range of public sector settings, including health, public transport, higher education and utilities. This work has taken him to Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the USA.