Kathryn Ames


LTCOL Kathryn (Kate) Ames is currently SO1 DCSTC Military Public Affairs Training Team, where she is Chief Instructor, Military Public Affairs Officer Basic Course. She is also a Professor and Director, Learning Design and Innovation at CQUniversity, where she is responsible for leading the design of innovative curriculum in professional, vocational and higher education environments. She has led the development of one of Australia’s newest and largest MBA programs – the MBA (Leadership) which is a hyperflexible online program that has grown to almost 1000 students in four years of offering.

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Becoming the brush turkey: The role of balance, congruence, and competence on the path to leadership (2021 Cove Competition)

This 2021 Cove Competition entry lays out a model for leadership centred around reflection and a long-term view.

By Kathryn Ames