About Gow

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About Gow

Our Background

Gow Learning International started in 1998 as a nationally Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with state government training contracts in all states of Australia, delivering educational programs up to Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels in the fields of Business, Retail, Government, Warehousing and Sales.

In 2016, Gow Learning was endorsed by the New South Wales Education and Standards Authority (NESA) to deliver training to teachers to maintain their teacher registration through Bright Happy Schools. Delivering this training to teachers throughout Australia and overseas was made available by the development of an on-line platform funded by the NSW Department of Innovation to allow flexible delivery of the programs.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help individuals and organisations to be better tomorrow than they are today, to flourish and thrive rather than just survive.

Our corporate values and vision are represented in our logo, which features a stylised eagle, representing the importance of focus, strength, leadership, autonomy, boldness and the freedom to soar.

Dr Robert Gow

Dr Robert Gow is a highly engaging teacher, motivational communicator and entrepreneur. Robert currently lectures at the University of Sydney Business School in business strategy and core problem-solving skills such as Critical Thinking and Design Thinking at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

Robert is the Managing Director of Gow Learning International an organisational development management consultancy and a Director of Bright Happy Schools delivering NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) endorsed professional development programs to teachers.

In addition to being a dynamic facilitator, Robert has 30+ years experience in project managing tailor-made organisational learning solutions for a wide range of clients in both Australia and China, and in managing development of course content for a range of curricula/learning content for nationally accredited programs aligned to ASQA standards.

With a PhD in Education, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education, Robert is passionate about helping people grow and develop – to be better today than they were yesterday.

Leanne Walsh

Leanne is a highly skilled and passionate learning designer, educator, author and speaker. She has been designing and teaching within organisations for more than 20 years, with a particular emphasis on leadership development and the role this plays in transformational growth.

As a Director of Bright Happy Schools delivering NESA accredited professional development programs to teachers, Leanne incorporates design thinking and positive education principles into the content she designs and delivers to build leadership capabilities and personal wellbeing within organisations.

In addition to being a professional facilitator, Leanne has significant experience and skills in designing and building tailored learning programs for organisations and curricula/learning content for nationally accredited programs aligned to ASQA standards.

Leanne has a Master of Education, a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Instructional Design). She is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Leanne also holds current accreditation in JDI (Judgement, Drive, Influence), LSI & GSI (Learning Styles Inventory & Group Styles Inventory), and Mental Health First Aid.

Leanne loves empowering students to become innovative, creative, unique problem solvers. She enjoys inspiring them to live life well, with passion and purpose.