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NAB are offering their business banking customers a limited number of part scholarships for the Australian Owner Manager Program.

As Australia’s biggest business bank, NAB has been acutely aware of the challenges facing the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector post-COVID19. NAB recognises the critical role these businesses play in the health and growth of Australia’s economy moving forward and are keen to support these businesses.

One mechanism to help businesses adapt to these challenges is the Owner Manager Program (OMP). OMP has produced enormous benefits for those NAB customers who have participated so far. It provides owners with the critical skills and network to help them really challenge and transform their business operations moving forward.

The business owners in the OMP are performing well but have a recognition that they and their business can improve and transition.

In normal conditions, these are factors around growth, exit, succession, new markets/products, or just personal motivation and wellbeing. Following COVID19 these factors are particularly relevant as the program provides an excellent context and process to help owners revamp their business. 

How do the NAB part scholarships work?

NAB are offering selected clients and high growth businesses a $5,000 + GST part scholarship towards the program fee. There are also some additional part scholarships available for female business owners.

To receive more information about the Program (dates, costs etc) and register your interest in potentially receiving a NAB part scholarship, complete the form below. You will be sent more information and your NAB bank manager will be notified of your interest.

Owner Manager Program
for Family Businesses

Owner Manager Program (OMP) is a practical, compressed, residential development program designed exclusively for private and family business owners. It follows a proven philosophy and process that has been tested and refined for more than a decade.

The core of the program includes five x three-day monthly residential workshops where business owners are challenged by their peers, facilitators, subject experts, coaches and mentors across a broad range of business topics.

About the Owner Manager Program

The Owner Manager Program is designed for and exclusive to the owners of mid-sized Australian businesses ($3m - $100m).

OMP is a residential business education, coaching, networking, mentoring, and advisory program that follows a proven philosophy and process that has been tested and refined for more than a decade. The program grew out of work at the University of Queensland and the Icehouse (Australasia’s leading business accelerator). 

The core of the program includes five x 3-day residential monthly workshops where business owners are challenged by their peers, facilitators, subject experts, coaches and mentors. Click to learn more.  

Completed by

Completed by more than 800 super busy business owners in Australia and New Zealand


96% of participants reported a positive impact on their company’s performance

Triple profits

On average, Owner Manager Program Alumni triple their profits every 4 years


66% of participants reported an improved work-life balance after the course

Who is it for?

I am a
Successful Business Owner
I need to
the business in some way
I want
Clarity, Confidence and Motivation
I want to
Learn and Grow Myself
and the business
I feel isolated and want to know
Where to Next
for my business
I work
Long Hours
and have poor life/work balance
I want to spend
More time working ON the business
rather than in it
I see
Greater Potential
and opportunity for my business
I need to
Lead Well and Keep My Team
engaged and successful

Become the business owner you want to be. Build the business you want to own.

2022 is the perfect time for business owners to step back, reflect, adapt, and build a better business in a changing world. The owner manager program is designed to help you do just that.

The program will guide you to become the owner you want to be and continue to develop the business that you own. The clarity, confidence, and connections will change you and your business.

“Decades of experience has shown us that if we can challenge an owner to reflect, change, and improve, we arm them with greater clarity, confidence, skills, and connections to move their business forward. We take great care to connect a diverse group of business owners from a range of different industries that are looking to improve themselves and their business.”

Rob Douglas | Executive Director

Alumni Stories

Over 240 business owners have completed the Australian Owner Manager Program, many of them family businesses. The program has an NPS score averaging 93. Below is some feedback from alumni in family businesses who have completed the program.

Adrian Connors | NE FOOD GROUP

Marco & Riccardo Bianchi | Eurofurn

David & Prue | Postform Laminating

OMP Brochure

Program Overview!

For program details and to see if the Owner Manager Program is right for you and your business please download the program overview. Includes program structure, locations, facilitators, speakers, fees and dates.

Next steps and more information

Would you like more information, including program information, specific dates, locations, fees, payment plans, etc.? Please complete the form below to access the quick look brochure and more information will be emailed to you.

You can also schedule a phone call with the Program Director, Rob Douglas, to discuss how the program aligns with your current business situation or register for a NAB part scholarship. This is not a bums-on-seats program, we carefully select those who participate to ensure a committed, engaged and motivated group.

Schedule a phone call with the Program Director
Register for a NAB Scholarship