Introduction to Professional Learning and Executive Education (ANU Event)

Introduction to Professional Learning and Executive Education (ANU Event)

Date and time

Thu, 28 Mar 2024 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEDT



About this event

  • 1 hour

This online information session for ANU staff introduces what’s involved in developing, offering, and delivering a professional learning or executive education short course at Australian National University. ANU Enterprise will cover tips and tricks from experienced professional staff and academics. We provide an overview of what you’ll need to do and the support provided by ANU.


Are you interested in using short courses and other educational experiences to build stronger links between university teaching, research, and broader engagement? Come and learn about how professional learning and executive education can serve as a revenue source and provide a valued and tangible point of engagement with industry and government.

Well-delivered professional learning enhances the University’s reputation and brand by showcasing and demonstrating its expertise to developing and established leaders. It can also help to foster collaboration between academia and industry, leading to knowledge exchange, research partnerships, and further consulting and research.

This workshop will cover:

· What is professional learning and executive education?

· Tenders and other proposals

· Marketing and client engagement

· Contacting and IP considerations

· Enrolments and Learning Management Systems

· How to customise your content for commercial audience and format

· Online and blended/hybrid delivery

· Quality and the student experience

· International groups: welfare, accommodation, and logistics

· Evaluation and continuous improvement

· Next Steps and ANU Support

Attendees that utilise ANU Enterprise training are under no obligation to use ANU Enterprise in the delivery of their Professional Learning service.

This FREE event will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom link will be added shortly.

Who should attend?

This event is for academics and professional staff at ANU who have little or no prior experience in developing and delivering professional learning in a commercial context and are interested in developing and offering short courses to government, industry, and individuals. Use your ANU email address ( to register.

Date & Times

This event will take place on Thursday 28 Mar 2024, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm AEDT (1 hour)

Book your place via Eventbrite – registrations are essential.

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Chair: John Shellard Head of Professional Learning, ANU Enterprise

Short Course Co-ordinator (School or College): TBC

Academic: TBC

CLT Continuing Education Services: TBC

ANU Enterprise Project Manager: TBC

Further information

This event is the first in a series of four information sessions run by ANU Enterprise. Other events we run include:

Preparing Competitive Tenders for Industry and Government (ANU Event) 23 May 2025

How to become a Consultant: Introduction to Personal Consultancies (ANU Event) 25 Jul 2024

Managing Projects with Industry and Government (ANU Event) 17 Oct 2024