Collective PME

Brisbane Cove Conference: 27 - 30 April 2021

By The Cove April 28, 2021

Welcome to the Brisbane Cove Conference (BCC) : 27 - 30 April 2021. 

You will find all the information you require here to prepare for and enjoy the BCC. 

The theme for the BCC is Knowing yourself and others as a leader.

On this page you will find:

  1. A copy of the latest pdf program here,
  2. Visiting lecturer bios hyperlinked in the table below,
  3. Pre-conference work is highly recommended and available in the table below
  4. Presentation slides hyperlinked in the table below. 

Leadership themed content will be published daily on The Cove from 19 April 21 and you are encouraged to consume this content leading up the the event. 

Watch this space for updates to the program and pre-reading requirements! 

Admin guidance:

  1. Location – Monash Centre, Gallipoli Barracks
  2. Dates:
    • Group 1 - 27-28 Apr 21 - Gp 1 are a select group of leaders who are, or will likely occupy positions in a Platoon Headquarters team. (LTs and below)
    • Group 2 - 29-30 Apr 21 - Gp 2 are a select group of leaders who are, or will likely occupy positions in a Company Command team. (WO2s, CAPTs and MAJs)
  3. Dress - Neat civilian attire
  4. Meals - Only morning tea will be provided
  5. Timings – Attendance registration is required and will be open from 0730h daily
  6. Admin – Bring your mobile device, a notepad, pen, water bottle and an open, enthusiastic attitude

Thank you for your attendance. Please submit your feedback through this page:


Visiting Lecturer Bio

Prof Selena Bartlett

Rethinking Leadership using Neuroscience


MAJ Kevin Vowles

Personality Profile

Big 5 Personality Test. 

Please complete an online self-report test that measures the big 5 personality traits. It should take you no more than 8 mins to complete

The use of this test is for educational purposes only. The results will not be stored on your Defence Electronic Health Record nor on your Defence Psychology Record. 

Please print your results to bring into the presentation as part of your development and self reflection. 

Please follow this link to complete the personality test. 

COL Mal Brick

Putting Leadership Models to Work

Read Situational Leadership

Review LWD 0-2 Leadership (Ch 1, 7 and 9) You can access Army Doctrine via on ForceNet by clicking the following link. You can set up a ForceNet account in a few quick and easy steps if you don't already have one. 

McQuilty Quirke

Resilience and Perspective


COL Brad Kilpatrick

Adolescent Learning Strategies


LTCOL Matthew Ilic

Group Dynamics in Adverse Conditions

Review the ACTS self-assessment

Review the ACTS score card

Watch the YouTube clip - RSAnimate: Drive - The surprising truth about what motivates us

Prof Melinda Edwards

Ethics = Values2 Nil

LTCOL Grant Shottenkirk

Toxic Leadership in the USMC

A Case Study in Iraq

LTCOL Tom McDermott

Military Ethics




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