Transition to General Management

Western Australia's most enduring and respected development program for technical professionals and corporate managers. The Perth based Transition to General Management (formerly known as Executive Development Course - EDCO) is essential for building management and leadership capability, particularly for those moving into a general management role. 


5 Days



We are living in changing times and never before has it been more important for you, as managers, to take time out of your busy routines to stop, reflect on your leadership approach and learn new ways to achieve results.

This program covers all bases of executive training, and is designed for those whose career is moving to a general management level. The approach and facilitation style of the course is designed to create the ideal learning environment for exploring the topics that matter to managers in those roles.

Topics and content have been selected and interwoven through the program in such a way as to encourage you to think beyond the day to day obligations of your role. At the same time, there is an expectation that you will be focused on how you can turn ideas into strategy to make positive improvements back in your organisation.

Who will benefit

The Transition to General Management course has attracted participants from a wide variety of sectors and industries, including mining, government, construction, information technology (IT) and many more. It is ideal for existing managers wanting to enhance their skills and refresh their understanding of contemporary management. It is equally suited to those from a technical or discipline background who are transitioning to a general management level.


  • Identify and apply strategic thinking and direction
  • Learn how to ensure a sound ethical foundation for organisational strategy and policy
  • Develop the leadership capabilities that are required for management roles
  • Learn how to ensure the successful management of organisational change
  • Develop business acumen and understand financial statements
  • Learn how to bring out the best in your people, manage performance and master your leadership communications.

Learning Outcomes

Participants should be able to:

  • Identify the steps required to develop and implement a strategic plan
  • Initiate and manage change in an organisation
  • More clearly define the role of management and leadership
  • Apply ethical decision making processes
  • Understand finances as they apply to managerial decision making
  • Manage resources and associated risks to ensure successful outcomes
  • Use effective communication as a way to positively influence others.

Learning Approaches:

A variety of learning approaches are used to reflect the diverse nature of the participants and the facilitator’s expert knowledge of adult learning principles, including:

  • Peer-to-peer plenary discussion – to leverage on the expertise of every participant in the room
  • Small group syndicate work – to get in-depth discussion on important topics
  • Organisational case discussion - bringing the theory to life in the real world
  • Online blended learning resources – providing pre and post program resources to add greater value to the face-to-face experience
  • Application planning – turning talk into concrete actions when you return to work.

What past course attendees say:

"Lots of 'AHA!' moments and a deeper understanding of the human side of leadership."
"Really useful day reflecting, which has added value to my perception of current and ongoing change in my organisation."
Related Results

People are an organisation's greatest asset! Managers can take an active part in addressing and responding to specific opportunities to improve the performance of their employees. This course will help you to develop the coaching skills to support and sustain improved performance by others.

In order to increase your impact as a leader, you must understand and influence the people with whom you work and inevitably lead. This program helps you understand how you are perceived by your team, how to influence those perceptions and how you can leverage your strengths to influence team members in a more positive way.

Learning how to be a good manager is critical for individuals who are new to leadership positions. This course is designed to help all emerging leaders, especially new managers or team leaders, to improve and develop their management skills and optimise their performance. This course runs in Geraldton on August 21-23.

This course will give you the opportunity to take stock of your current skill set against what will be required to meet tomorrow’s leadership challenges. The good news? Many leaders – and organisations - aren’t ready to meet these challenges. You can use the key points from the course to help your organisation meet or even get ahead of the needs of a fast transforming work environment.

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