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Executive Education

Our programs are led by our world-class academic staff - professors with deep subject matter expertise and business experience.

Our staff are complemented by our learning partners with specialist skills.

These include our industry fellows, professors of practice, as well as adjunct and senior faculty from across the Monash ecosystem, such as designers, scientists, artists, psychologists, engineers, and more.

Professor Richard Hall

Richard is the Deputy Dean, Leadership and Executive Education, at Monash Business School. In this role Richard is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the School’s MBA programs, executive education, leadership programs and processes, and engagement with business and other partners.

Professor Richard Hall

His previous role was Professor of Work and Organisational Studies and Associate Dean, Executive Management Education, at the University of Sydney Business School.

Richard was educated at the University of Queensland, where he graduated with a BA (Hons) and subsequently completed his PhD in Labour Studies. He has held leadership positions in several Group of Eight universities. Richard’s previous roles include: Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney; Deputy Director (Operations) and Senior Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training, University of Sydney; Research Fellow, Department of Management, University of Melbourne; and Lecturer, Department of Government, University of Queensland.

Richard’s areas of expertise lie within the broad field of work and organisation studies, including:

  • leadership
  • new technology
  • organisational change
  • the future of work
  • organisational discourse
  • industrial relations

His research has been widely published internationally.

He has extensive experience and strategic understanding of the dynamic executive education and MBA markets, and he has broad networks across the corporate and government sectors. Richard has extensive experience in the management, design and delivery of executive education programs, consulting and research services and has worked with a large number of Australian and global organisations from the private, public, government and community sectors.

He is the lead Co-Editor of the recently published Leadership Development and Practice – a four-volume reference work published by Sage, London.

Professor Anne Lytle

Professor Anne Louise Lytle received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University in the field of Neurobiology and Behaviour, and both her MS and PhD in Organisational Behaviour with a specialisation in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Professor Anne Lytle

Anne has taught, presented, and consulted in organisations and universities across the globe. She has been a faculty member at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Australian Graduate School of Management, as well as an adjunct faculty at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Sasin Graduate School of Business at Chulalongkorn University, the Graduate School of Business at the University of Sydney, Carnegie Mellon University Australia, Macquarie Graduate School of Business, and the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne.

She has served as a consultant to the United Nations in South-East Asia and a principal investigator for the Hong Kong government to explore negotiation and conflict processes across the Asia Pacific. Anne has published in top academic journals, is an active member of the Academy of Management. She is also a board member and Past-President of the International Association for Conflict Management.

For more than a decade, Anne was the Director of Lytle and Associates Pty Ltd, which provided consulting and training to public, private and non-profit organisations. The organisation specialised in negotiation, conflict management, emotional intelligence, leadership and managing people for high performance.

Some examples from her long list of clients over the years includes Air New Zealand, ANZ Bank, APM Terminals, Boeing Corporation, BT Financial Group, Care Australia, David Jones, eBay Inc, Fenton Stephens, Goodyear Dunlop, KPMG, Metcash, Network 9, Network 10, Telstra, Qantas and the World Wildlife Fund.

In 2015, Anne took on the role of Professor and Director of Leadership at Monash Business School, Monash University.

Recent clients/ activities at Monash Business School

  • ANZ Bank - Generalist Bankers Program (Leadership Influence)
  • RANZCO – Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists – (Negotiation) –
  • Pfizer – (Leading People)
  • Care Australia – (Leadership, Negotiations, Managing People, Difficult Conversations)
  • David Jones – (Negotiating to Claim and Create Value)
  • Scentre Group – (Negotiation and Influence: Women in Focus)
  • SESPARLU – Australia-Indonesia Centre
  • Monash Scholars Emerging Leaders Series
  • Masterclass: The Challenges of Delivering Feedback: Harnessing Neuroscience to Motivate Performance

Sample topics/ programs/ workshops

  • Leading from Within: Creating your Leadership Agenda
  • Setting yourself up for Success: Resilience and Growth Mindset
  • Creating Resilient Individuals, Teams and Organisations
  • Leadership Communication: Impact and Influence
  • Showcasing Yourself Successfully
  • Managing People for Performance
  • Fundamentals of Negotiation and Conflict Management: Claiming and Creating Value
  • Advanced Negotiation & Influence Strategies
  • Leadership for Social Impact
  • Leadership and Change
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Difficult conversations
  • Mastering the Art of Difficult Feedback
  • Leading Diversity
  • Mediating Disputes: Interests, Rights and Power
  • Influence without Authority

Professor Edward Buckingham

Professor Edward Buckingham is Director of Engagement at Monash Business School.

Edward's areas of expertise are strategy, entrepreneurship, international business and change management.

Edward Buckingham

Prior to joining Monash Business School in 2015, Edward spent two uears at Notthingham University's Business School in Ningbo, China.

His professional career includes both corporate and academic roles. Edward has been Director of INSEAD's Executive MBA programs (France, Singapore, UAE and China); Manager, Schlumberger Business Boston Consulting Group (UK, France, Gabon, Pakistan and Russia); and Associate Consultant, Boston Consulting Group (China).

After his MBA, he was Directeur Général of Airsec SAS (now part of Clariant) a French company that pioneered desiccant packaging for the pharmaceutical industry.

Edward holds a BSc in Materials Science, BA(Hons) Indonesian Literature from Moansh University, and MBA from INSEAD and a PhD from the University of London (SOAS). He is also a graduate of the Hopkins Nanjing Centre.

Professor Patrick Butler

Professor Patrick Butler is Director of MBA Programs at Monash Business School.

Professor Patrick Butler

He has been Associate Dean, Executive MBA Programs at Melbourne Business School and a lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and at Ulster University, Northern Ireland. He was a Visiting Professor at Senshu University, Tokyo, and has taught and presented in Europe and USA. He has worked on marketing development projects with EU and UN organisations in Russia and Africa.

An experienced executive education teacher, Patrick has consulting, advisory and development experience in multiple sectors including government, banking, pharmaceuticals, technology and consumer goods in several countries. In Australia, he has worked with ANZ Banking Group, National Australia Bank, Siemens, PwC, Johnson and Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb. Among the projects he leads are strategic marketing, business planning, brand panels, new product development and management development workshops.

Patrick's research on marketing strategy, politics and public sector management has been published in international books and journals including Marketing Theory, European Journal of Marketing and Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics. He is co-author of Modernising Irish Government: The Politics of Administrative Reform (Gill and Macmillan, Dublin, 2007).

Associate Professor Sen Sendjaya

Sen Sendjaya is an Associate Professor in Leadership at Monash Business School, Monash University. Over the last decade he has developed leaders and potential leaders at different readiness levels through the servant leadership program.

Associate Professor Sen Sendjaya

Sen is the creator of the Servant Leadership Behaviour Scale a psychometric measure used to inform leadership training and assessment in organisations.

He has worked with leaders in the government, transportation, and higher education sectors, enabling them to produce profound and lasting impacts on their followers and organisations. He has been invited to deliver corporate workshops and university research seminars in Australia, America, China, and Indonesia.

His work on servant leadership has appeared in top management journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Business Research. Most recently he single-authored a Springer book entitled Personal and Organizational Excellence through Servant Leadership. His co-authored papers have been selected in the OB Division Best Paper Proceeding of the 2012 US Academy of Management conference, and as the leadership stream Best Paper Award at the 2015 ANZ Academy of Management conference.

Apart from servant leadership, his research and doctorate supervision interests include authentic leadership, ethical leadership, destructive leadership, and follower effectiveness. He has been awarded nearly half a million dollars in research grants on these topics, including government competitive grants from Australia (ARC) and China (NSFC).

Sen is passionate about teaching leadership at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and had received commendation from both the Dean for teaching excellence and the Vice Chancellor for unit excellence.

He currently serves in the editorial board of Journal of Business Ethics and Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.

Dr Nathan Eva

Dr Nathan Eva is a lecturer in the Department of Management at Monash Business School. He is a multi-award winning lecturer and dynamic public speaker with an innate ability to establish rapport with audiences of all experiences, and in 2016, was named as one of Monash’s best educators.

Dr Nathan Eva

Nathan has designed and delivered tailored leadership programs for large transport and government agencies, and has consulted for many of Australia’s leading utilities, banks, and secondary colleges.

His research focuses on the antecedents and outcomes of servant, ethical, and entrepreneurial leadership across multiple countries, having published in Human Resource Management Review, the Journal of Small Business Management, Public Administration, and Education and Training.