Leadership Acceleration Program

For business owners and senior managers eager to expand their thinking - to learn new concepts, gain new tools, network and benchmark, and to work 'on the business' with a new found focus and purpose.

The rate of change in the world is accelerating, and leaders need to accelerate their learning, to deal with the emerging challenges, and to seize new and exciting opportunities.


Designed from 25+ years of extensive experience and research.

Rich with key concepts, principles, methodologies, and tools that will take the business forward to a better future.

Resources via LMS
Leadership Assessments

Dates: Mar - Nov 2022
Format: Blended (In-Person + Virtual + Online)
Fees: $7,650 + GST

why Leadership acceleration Program

Effective Leadership

The different stages of growth of a business present new challenges (constraints / bottlenecks).  For a medium-sized business these can be: a lack of good business systems, ability to find and keep good staff, generating effective communication between regional offices/departments/teams … and the list goes on. 

Effective leaders work proactively and diligently to deal with the current challenges that are constraining /bottle-necking the business from continuing its growth. 

The Leadership Acceleration Program provides the knowledge, tools and support to clearly identify and eliminate what is currently constraining the business growth.

Future Leadership

The rate of change is accelerating. Futurists are predicting that we will experience more change in the next 15 years then we have in the past 150 years.

So, now to be a truly effective leader, one must also be a future-ready leader. A leader that looks forward to emerging trends and proactively commits resources to meet future challenges and to prepare the business for future opportunities. They strive to place the business ‘ahead of the curve’.

With the accelerating pace of change, every business now needs effective future-ready leaders to predict, innovate, plan, and implement the changes that will allow the business to thrive now and in the future.

The Leadership Acceleration Program equips leaders — and, in turn equips the business as a whole, to overcome the current constraints and to become more 'change-capable’ and 'future-ready'. This is achieved by using four different teaching / coaching elements which collectively impacts the knowledge, mindset, and behaviours that amplifies participants ability to successfully drive change.

Program Format

The program has a blend of four different teaching and coaching elements as follows.

Flexible and Convenient Online Learning

Pre-Program Material – the learning can begin as soon as signup has occurred.  Using the Engine Room Learning Management Systems (LMS), a specific selection of resource material is available to start the learning journey.

Kolbe A™ Personality Assessment  – Kolbe measures your instinctive way of doing things and the result is called your MO (method of operation). It is the only validated assessment that measures a person’s conative strengths. It provides a greater understanding of your own human nature and supports the process of maximizing your potential.

Pre-Post Workshop Material – 60 to 90 mins.  Using the LMS , participants get ready for the impactful workshop learning, by priming the mind. Participants may also find the answers to some of the current challenges in the business via this informative resource material.  Following the workshop, participants use the LMS to extend on the workshop material to deepen the learning.

Interactive and dynamic Workshop Learning

5 Impactful Workshops – each month participants attend Bentley Technology Park Function Centre – a space where rich knowledge is delivered and powerful discussions are facilitated between program participants. This is where the learning is accelerated leading to deep insights and paradigm shifts.  Workshops are 8.00am – 12.30pm followed by a scrumptious lunch.  

The workshop topics take participants on a learning journey – from firstly Setting the Direction, then Shaping the Culture, Eliminating the Slippages, Building the Leadership Team, and lastly Accelerating the Growth.

collaborative and insightful Peer learning

Round Table Discussions – following lunch after each workshop, there is a 2.5 hour session in which each participant presents a major constraint/issue that their business is confronting for peer discussion and advice.  The ‘deep dive’ into the issue is facilitated by a business coach with over 25+ years experience.

The facilitation is also assisted by the program manager, who following the meeting, researches the topics further (Engine Room library + internet sources) for placement of useful material on the LMS for post meeting learning. 

interactive and convenient Virtual learning

Reflection/Extension/Coaching Sessions – evenly spaced between each workshop is a 2 hour virtual session.  This session reflects and extends on the workshop topic, and then involves coaching on the application of the topic to the Business Improvement Plan.

The sessions are immersive and extremely productive – no travel time is required, just a quiet location with good internet.  All sessions are recorded for repeat viewing and reflection.

Practical and beneficial Experiential learning

Business Improvement Plan – This resets the strategic direction and intent of the business.  Participants then move out of the daily operational mindset, to work ‘on the business’.

The main constraint to the growth of the business is identified and becomes the focal point for applying the learnings from the program.  Application and experimentation is when concepts and methodologies can be ‘tested’ and a deeper learning occurs.

The increase in turnover and/or decrease in costs from removing or lessening the main constraint, should be a very satisfying experience, that rewards the efforts in applying the learnings from the program.

The Power Of Learning with Others Accelerate your learning with like- minded business leaders from other industries

Everyone you meet has something valuable to teach you

Participants not only learn from the workshops, virtual sessions, online material, formulating and implementing the business improvement plan, and the coaching – they also get the support from other participants in the program.

By sharing their insights online and in the group discussions, they learn how to navigate themselves around challenging issues.

All participants want to learn and by generously sharing ideas and their industry knowledge – everyone gets a real in-depth experience whilst on the program.

It is not often that industries come together to talk about current and real issues in business. 

Learning is stimulating and energising

Growing a business can be exciting and rewarding for entrepreneurial minded people.  However, it can also be very challenging, stressful and exhausting. 

What can be most exhausting is feeling alone – no-one to discuss the issues with who ‘gets it’, and also not being able to see alternatives that will give you hope that the future will be better.

The program provides you with the material, resources and connections that provides a stimulating and energising environment – one that may be long overdue?

Program Facilitators

Part 1 Video

Michelle Chafin (founder and director) introduces Glenn Taylor - the architect of the Leadership Acceleration Program.
Glenn Taylor discusses his observations / views regarding the first two topics covered in the program.
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Part 2 Video

Michelle Chafin continues to introduce Glenn Taylor - who has 25+ years of business coaching and facilitation experience to share.
Glenn Taylor discusses his observations / views regarding the final three topics covered in the program.

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Registering for the Program

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You can learn slow or fast ... Accelerate your Learning Now

You can take many years to learn what Engine Room has gathered over 25+ years … or accelerate your learning over 5+ months by completing the Leadership Acceleration Program.

By registering now, participants receive the Pre-Program Material.

This allows you ample time to invest in the learning before the program starts (which can lead to breakthroughs that are needed now). By beginning the learning early also allows time to develop the ‘learning habit’ – which will place you in a fantastic position for when the program begins in May 2022.

Step 1: Register your yourself or team member on the program. (click button below)

Step 2: Start the Pre-Program material – which has over 20 resources (videos, articles, ebooks, and more). 

Step 3: Think ahead and ensure you plan for 2022 so you can start the program with energy and motivation, and dedicate the time and focus to maximise the learning opportunity. 

Step 4: Organise a time and day with Engine Room to complete the Kolbe assessment. 

Step 5: Start contemplating your future direction for the business, and a constraint or opportunity that you could focus on that will deliver a $100k difference to the bottom line. 

Invest in your your greatest business asset – you!

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