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New series premiering this Sunday merges e-learning with reality TV

- September 11, 2014 2 MIN READ

No More Practice Transformation Series is a new project merging e-learning with reality TV and will premiere on Foxtel’s SkyNews Business Channel this Sunday at 8.30pm EST. It will also appear on Free to Air station Channel 74 (4ME) on Tuesdays at 7.30 PM.

In the reality TV series, three wealth advisers will be pitted against each other; and at the same time, an online e-learning programme will challenge viewers to improve their business performance.

The University of Sydney’s Business School’s Associate Dean (Undergraduate), Associate Professor Nigel Finch, will join leading business experts to provide the television contestants and online participants with expert advice on issues ranging from leadership to strategy and implementation.

The three TV contestants – which includes Caxton Pang of Linton Solutions, Dominique Bergel-Grant of Leapfrog Finance and John Tyson of Northern Wealth Advisory Group – will be taken on what’s been deemed a “transformational journey” by industry experts.

“This project is designed to help time poor, dedicated professionals grow strong businesses which will allow them to better serve the Australian consumer,” said No More Practice’s Group CEO, Vanessa Stoykov, in a media release.

Finch said the future of business education is going to be “accessible and deliverable into a lounge room.”

“The combined TV series and online No More Practice 30 Day Business Challenge will immerse professionals in a relaxed learning environment in which they can reflect on their leadership approach, business purpose, strategy, structure, objectives and priorities. At the end of the challenge, they will be provided with a tailored action plan,” said Dr Finch in a media release.

The project is supported by the Financial Planning Association (FPA), CPA Australia (CPA Australia) and the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA). Members of these bodies, including CEO of the FPA, Mark Rantall, General Manager of Public Practice of CPA Australia, Peter Docherty and President of the MFAA, Tim Brown, will be mentoring the contestants.  

A sneak peek into the series can be viewed here.