What is CEOx1Day?

Odgers Berndtson’s CEO for a Day allows university students to apply to spend a day shadowing a top CEO.

CEOx1Day is designed to uncover some of Australia's most promising future leaders and give them an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a senior executive.

Undergraduates apply to spend a day with a top Chief Executive to learn about the responsibility and complexities required to lead some of Australia’s leading business and organisations.

At the same time, CEOs can better understand what drives the next generation of leaders.


Cassandra Phoon

Cassandra Phoon – Shadowed Tony Stuart - CEO of UNICEF Australia

It was a privilege to meet and shadow Tony Stuart, the UNICEF Australia CEO! In addition to gaining invaluable insights into Mr. Stuart's background, perceptions and senior leadership, I was exposed to the inner workings of such a wonderful NGO and their far-reaching positive impact on children in need. Drawing inspiration from this day and Mr. Stuart who I greatly respect, my intent to help others has grown, through acts of kindness, especially those who need it most. I'm so grateful for Odgers Berndtson and UNICEF for organising the unique CEOx1Day program for the first time in Australia! I have no hesitation in recommending this amazing program.

Find out about the experience of others who took part last year and what they got out of the programme. 

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