CISO Leadership Development Event 26 September 2018

Time & Location

26 Sep, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Office of Hall Chadwick, 240 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

About The Event


Senior security and technical professionals need people-skills, influence strategies and an understanding of organisation culture and change now more than ever. As the number of cyber threats and breaches continues to skyrocket, information and organisational security is moving quickly on to the strategic agendas of Boards and C-suites world-wide.
This means that technical, risk and security professionals are being required to think strategically, present to the Board and senior managers, as well as influence peers and change the cultures of their organisations.
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Big Kahuna Leadership Survey – The Chief Information Security Officer


Brian Donovan at Donovan Leadership conducts a regular research program known as the Big Kahuna Leadership Survey. He is seeking the views of influential leaders like yourself on leadership challenges that the market faces, with the objective of pooling our collective insights. 

In the latest survey, he is seeking views on the leadership capability of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). The leadership role of CISOs and their teams is rising as cyber security gains more prominence for every business. CISOs are being asked to play a more strategic role and to influence a wide range of stakeholders around them.Read more

Identify Leadership Potential and Accelerate Your Influence

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In her early career Merinda lived in almost mortal fear of speaking in public. Whenever she presented to a group, she would go bright red in the face with embarrassment and wish that the floor would open up and swallow her. Doug, her boss, had identified her leadership potential and knew that her fear of public speaking was a symptom of her undervaluing herself. He advised her to shift her attention from herself to her audience and together they worked out some cues to help her keep on track in presentations.Read more

Expand your leadership conversation beyond yourself to play a bigger game

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The deal that Catherine landed was the biggest ever for her business. It was a quite a coup. So much so that her global CEO congratulated her in front of the executive leadership team for the impact that she had on the company. She was elated by the accolades. But that soon turned to anguish as she began to worry about the high expectations being placed on her to execute the contract.  

We have all felt that moment of self-doubt when you bite off more than you can chew.Read more

What could you do to enrich your point of view about the future?

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If you are a game-changing leader, you will show up with a point of view about the future. Maybe it’s technology led strategic transformation, team performance or customer experience. It could be specific to the future of your industry or more broadly about your profession. But how do you develop a point of view about the future that solves a problem in the market place and makes you the ‘go to’ person on the topic?Read more