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.


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 premium and innovative program is designed for those whose career is advancing to a senior or general management level. The approach and facilitation style of the program is designed to create the ideal learning environment for exploring the topics that matter to managers in those roles.

Program topics and content has 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.

This premium program uses a blended learning approach which includes face-to-face sessions, access to our online learning platform and 12 months Professional Membership of AIM WA. Learn more at aimwa.com/blendedlearning

Who Will Benefit

The Executive Development Course (EDCO) has attracted participants from a wide variety of sectors and industries for well over 40 years. 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.

Program Content

  • Identifying and applying strategic thinking and direction
  • Designing, implementing and managing organisational change
  • Ethics and decision making
  • Developing business acumen
  • Understanding financial statements
  • Effective business record keeping
  • Creating attitudinal change in the workplace
  • Managing resources and risks
  • Innovation and continuous improvement.

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
  • Lead continuous improvement through innovation
  • Build a network of contacts with other participants.

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 studies – 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
  • Professional Membership of AIM WA – for the following 12 months to extend the learning well beyond the final day
  • Application planning – turning talk into concrete actions when you return to work.


Program can link to:

This program can link via RPL to BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management 

Program Number

5 Days


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