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Western Australia's most enduring and respected development program for mid level managers and technical professionals, the Executive Development Course (EDCO) is essential for executives moving into a general management role. The EDCO has been an essential component of the career progression for thousands of executives over the past 30+ years.
Whilst technical expertise often gets us promoted, managerial competence keeps us in the new job. This program is designed to polish and develop the management style and skills of new managers. It offers a unique opportunity to explore self-management and managing the performance of others. It introduces participants to the practical tools and strategies needed to succeed in the management role.
You need to understand yourself as a leader before you can understand or lead others. This program draws on some of the most up-to-date research on leadership world-wide and focuses on the practical application of leadership skills and principles.
Stakeholder engagement is integral to the success of all projects and major organisational change initiatives, regardless of the size of the project. Too often, relationships with stakeholders are managed in an informal or intuitive way. This casual approach to stakeholder engagement is one of the most common causes of project failure and such failure is easily prevented.
Change is a constant in today's organisations. The program is designed to provide managers with the skills and knowledge to implement and cope with change at the individual, group and organisational levels. The forces provoking change both within and outside organisations are also reviewed as are the causes of resistance to the change agenda.
Staff at all levels can, with training, play a significant role as technical experts or trusted individuals to support the development of other staff. This program introduces the key components of mentoring and the skills required of those who take up the mentoring role.
Managing is not only a downward facing task. Skilful employees know how to manage up and provide support, feedback and input to their manager. This benefits the manager by having fully aligned staff who understand the task and the initiatives the manager is trying to implement.
Senior managers frequently ask for 'the Business Case' to support any recommendation for change. This program spells out a step-by-step approach to preparing an internal business case to increase the chances of your initiative being successful. The program is applicable to all levels as it will add increased rigour to internal decision making processes.
The Women in Leadership program is aimed at demonstrating high performance in the workplace, career planning and managing the multifaceted roles of women.
The Filling the Pool research conducted by the Committee for Perth outlines some important strategies that organisations can implement in order to build the pipeline for women to reach senior and influential roles in organisations. This program explores the opportunities and barriers to organisations implementing these recommendations.
Different organisational designs mean that people are increasingly reliant on others who do not report to them to get their jobs done. They could be peers, contractors, suppliers, government agencies or even customers. Participants will be exposed to a range of skills that will improve their chances of stakeholder engagement and positive outcomes from people over whom they have no direct authority.
The way one treats staff tends to be the way 'they' treat their customers both inside and outside the organisation. This program starts with a discussion of performance influencing factors and leads the manager through a series of situations which relate to the successful achievement of job performance objectives. It also looks at how to deal with underperformers.
In order to increase their impact leaders must understand and influence the people with whom they work and inevitably lead. Before the program, participants will conduct a 360° questionnaire and then examine the outcomes of this during the program. This enables participants to identify how others see them in their leadership role, and examine ways to improve other's perceptions of them.
Getting off to a good start can be critical to success in a new role. Yet the enthusiasm for the new job can be risky and rewarding at the same time. During this program you'll explore what you should, and shouldn't do in the vital first three months.
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done". Unfortunately, this adage describes many workplaces. This program seeks to counter this notion by skilling participants with practical skills and energy to complete tasks, meet targets and get on with the next project.
In today's rapidly changing business world people are increasingly required to justify their business decisions. This highly practical and interactive program will provide participants with a clear framework to prepare a successful business plan and tailor it to the needs of the organisation and business unit.
This highly practical and interactive program will provide participants with a clear framework to prepare a successful strategic business plan and to tailor it to the needs of their organisation or business unit. The program examines the key strat...
People are an organisation's greatest asset! Their managers' need to take an active part in addressing and responding to specific opportunities to improve behaviours of their employees and thus the performance of their organisation. This program will help participants develop the coaching skills to support and sustain improved performance by others.
Responsible leadership is a prerequisite for high performing teams. This program focuses on creating an understanding of the role of the leader in a modern organisation. Flexibility and the capacity to apply a range of leadership styles is critical. Based around in-depth case studies, participants will be encouraged to identify leadership principles and how they can be applied in their work environment.
Effective introductory training enables supervisors to reach their optimum level of effectiveness faster than those who simply learn on-the-job or are 'thrown in at the deep end'. This program explores the relationships between supervisor and worker. It shows group or team leaders the functions of effective groups or teams and how to weld together concerns of task, team and individuals to achieve identified objectives.
The program is designed to develop the personal insight necessary to lead, manage and interact with their colleagues effectively and productively. Participants will have the opportunity to identify and practice the key skills of communication, motivation, delegation and problem solving so that they can learn to maximise their own potential and that of their staff.
Managing the performance of others is an ongoing cycle of planning with people what they are to achieve, helping them with their day-to-day activities, reviewing their performance and collaboratively helping them to meet required outcomes as well as ensuring they develop their skills and knowledge. The cycle is demonstrated using role plays and case studies.
Project Management has become a critical managerial competency. This very practical program provides an overview of the process for those involved in low value, low risk projects. The content includes a conceptual understanding of the four phases of project management - initiation, development, implementation and finalisation.
Planning at the organisational level sets the direction and influences activities at the team and individual level. Effective implementation of an operational plan can contribute towards better performance and improved processes and production within an organisation. Important by-products of the planning process increase customer satisfaction and the capacity to manage change more effectively.
This program builds on existing key skills and knowledge of people management. It examines at a greater depth communication issues, leadership, the changing role of supervisors, leading team meetings, managing workplace relations and implementing change. Attendance will enable a supervisor to maximise their own potential and that of their staff.
The increased pace of life in the workplace and home is placing mounting pressure on workers. This practical program aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to face choosing and setting priorities head-on, set realistic goals and targets, organise work activities and achieve work life balance whilst meeting agreed goals and expectations.
Most of us work in teams; this program examines strategies to ensure your team work effectively together to achieve a set of goals and objectives. Performance outcomes, the skills and knowledge required to promote teamwork and the development of team plans are discussed and modelled through case studies and simulation exercises.
Most people agree that diversity is a good thing for a workplace. However, few recognise that it can be more demanding to manage such a group of people and to realise the full benefits from diverse thinking and perspectives. Increase your toolkit of leadership skills for thriving on diversity through attendance on this program.
Relentless change and the pressure of market forces place increased demands on organisations to continuously improve their products and services. To remain competitive, organisations must continually seek ways to proactively improve all aspects of their business, including workplace relationships, processes, products and services.
Innovation is an over-used word in modern organisations yet it remains an important ingredient of a successful team. This program adopts a practical perspective and explores ways to embed innovation into the culture of the team.
For any business department, team or group to work effectively, it is important to ensure that good workplace relationships exist. This program looks at how we can create the effective workplace relationships that ensure the people we manage become more effective through better communication, access to relevant information, and deliver a better quality service.
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) has exceptional program design incorporating diverse and exciting learning approaches. Fully residential, it puts an intensive focus on performance improvement. This approach coupled with skilled facilitators and coaches ensures the fast-track development of future leaders. Participants can expect to be challenged and inspired to perform at the highest level.
One of AIM WA's most successful and well regarded programs, The Frontline Manager program is specifically designed to create a Return On Investment (ROI) for both the organisation and the individual through a highly participative learning approach and the implementation of a workplace project. Participants are challenged to reflect on their role and style and to explore ways they can significantly improve the performance of their work team.
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