Eleanor Brown: The new definition of high performance at work (CIC)

Date: 15 May 2024

As our world of work becomes more complex and interconnected, the traditional leadership playbook for fostering high performance is no longer sufficient.

Leaders are recognising that the challenges teams, organisations and communities face today are increasingly adaptive in nature. They’re often hard to define, and they require experimentation and the involvement of teams and those an organisation serves to find a path through. Nowhere is this more true than in the community sector.

Join Eleanor Brown, the leader of McKinsey & Company’s social impact practice for Australia and New Zealand, as she explores what leaders can do to build and sustain a culture of high performance across their teams and organisations to thrive in the face of adaptive challenges.

This Webinar will take place live on:

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart: 1pm-2pm
Adelaide, Darwin: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Perth: 11am-noon


Individual session: $139 (inc GST)

This session is a part of Communities in Control. Check out the whole program here, and save big by booking for the entire online conference.

Eleanor Brown

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​Elly is an associate partner with McKinsey & Company, where she leads McKinsey’s social impact practice across Australia and New Zealand, and works mainly with public and social sector clients who are leading big changes within their organisations. She has published research on non-profit organisational health, and developed a suite of free leadership development programs for boards, executives and team managers in the for-purpose sector, reaching 4000 leaders a year. She is also dean of McKinsey’s Rising Leaders Forum, which brings together hundreds of high-performing leaders across sectors each year.

​With her strong focus on social equity and gender equality, Elly is a vocal advocate for change within McKinsey. Over the years she has helped increase McKinsey’s pro bono hours investments, and helped broaden parental leave and flexible work practices.

​During time away from McKinsey over the past decade, she led the strategic refresh of an $800 million US state social services agency as a Harvard Government Innovation Fellow, designed and led negotiations on the merger of one of Australia’s oldest women’s not-for-profit organisations (the YWCA), and worked with former sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick as program director of the elite sport Male Champions of Change.

​Elly holds a dual Master of Public Policy and Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Politics & International Studies (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

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