Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Estate in Geelong, Victoria, is set to host the inaugural Clean Energy Executive Program, where the renewable energy industry’s high performers will come together for six days of networking, presentations and professional and personal development.

Held from 13-18 November, 2022, and presented by the Clean Energy Management Institute, in conjunction with Streamwise Learning, the event aims to enhance leadership skills for people in the clean energy supply chain in Australia and New Zealand.

The forum will address how the renewables industry is coping with business model disruption, accelerating technology innovation and resilience, and engaging business insiders, executives and experienced teachers.

The program has been developed by Streamwise Learning founding director Dr Melinda Muth, who has run industry focused programs for more than 20 years. She specialises in leadership development, team effectiveness, emotional intelligence and managerial decision making.

The Clean Energy Executive Program’s faculty also includes founder John Huggart (pictured above); Professor Tony Arnel, industry professor, Deakin University; Lex Dwyer, facilitator, Corporate Fitness Service; Phil Joynes, director, Streamwise Learning; and Lisa Smith from Minds at Work.

Streamwise Learning founding director Dr Melinda Muth. Photo: Supplied.

The key benefits of the program for participants are:

  • To gain clarity of today’s key market movements and emerging issues.
  • Build relevant insights and a robust skill set for evolving markets.
  • Expand network with industry-leading peers throughout the supply chain.
  • Use active learning projects to apply new innovation and problem-solving skills.
  • Enhance leadership skills to help build high-performing teams.
  • Investigate best practice for building rewarding relationships.
  • Learn techniques to improve personal resilience and wellbeing.
  • Access the latest industry thinking to maximise competitive edge.
  • Optimise workplace for collaborative results and to build personal resilience.
  • Establish mentoring opportunities.

Guest speakers at the program, which is a fully residential business school, include Lisa Chiba, managing director, Momentum Energy; Francoise Merit, CFO, Endeavour Network; David Pethick, VP Australia, Omnidian; Stephanie Bashir, founder, Nexa Advisory; and Dan Sturrock, investment director, Arena.

The Clean Energy Executive Program is limited to 42 participants, and managers and emerging talent across the supply chain, and from all segments of the clean energy industry, are invited to attend.

The Clean Energy Executive Program will be held from 13-18 November, 2022, at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Estate in Geelong, Victoria. Visit for more information.