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The Australian Institute of Management in Western Australia (AIM WA) aspires to be an international leader in shaping management, leadership and organisational excellence in Australia and our region.
AIM WA is a private not-for-profit organisation committed to the development and performance improvement of its Personal and Corporate Members and its clients across the commercial, government, community and not-for-profit sectors.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS, SEMINARS & EVENTS

July, 2016
  • If there is one way to tell a good Chairperson from a bad one, it is the following: a good Chairperson is one who controls a meeting so that its particular purpose is achieved as efficiently, fairly and pleasantly as possible.

  • The increasing use of email in organisational life has not guaranteed its effectiveness as a means of communication. This short program provides tips and tricks to be more efficient, effective and professional when communicating via email.
  • This program takes participants through the essential elements of being a leader in a workplace environment. In particular, it focuses on creating an understanding of the role of the leader in a modern organisation.

    Participants will also explore aspects of leadership that relate to leading teams and individuals, such as flexibility and the capacity to apply a range of leadership styles to suit each situation.

    This program not only builds awareness of this need but also begins the skill building process that helps create flexibility in leadership. Based around in-depth case studies, participants will be encouraged to identify leadership principles and how they can be applied in their work environment.

  • When contracts go wrong they can cost organisations an enormous amount, in people, time, money and reputation. Understanding the legal position and the most significant risks within a contract can help offset the exposure of the organisation to these losses. This program reveals the most important aspects of the law as they relate to contracts as well as providing tools for identifying and classifying risks. Particular attention is given to the occupational health and safety risks.

  • Understanding the dynamics and issues of leadership development benefits everyone who holds a leadership position in their organisation. This program draws on some of the most up-to-date research on leadership world-wide and focuses on the practical application of leadership principles.

    Tomorrow’s leader must have a clear understanding of themselves before they can understand or lead others. This program is designed to help individuals strengthen their current level of self awareness and create pathways for self-actualisation, realising that how they think, the perceptions they carry and the decisions they make are the result of personal paradigms. It will also enable individuals to create a leadership self-development plan for the future.

    Participants will also have access to optional one-on-one coaching sessions with one of the program facilitators (3 x 1 hour sessions).

    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 about our Blended Learning / Loop Premium programs.

  • This program is designed to polish and develop the management style and skills of new managers or others in line for management responsibilities. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the fundamentals of self-management and managing the performance of others. It covers the range of people management skills and introduces participants to practical tools and strategies. Additional to the core interpersonal skills, the program also covers managing performance, conflict and change.

    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 about our Blended Learning / Loop Premium programs.

  • How many of us can confidently express an idea or know when a sentence is well written? Or even how to spell integrate – or is it intergrate? Here at last is a program designed to give you that confidence. If you begin sentences with and, but or can’t tell its from it’s, then this is the program for you! This program gives answers to many of your questions about good English and shows you how to write and speak – correctly and confidently.

  • 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.

  • Improving business performance requires an understanding of the components of profit, liquidity and value.

    This practical guide to understanding financial information will provide managers and business owners with effective financial skills to enable them to identify improvements in the financial performance of their business.

  • Managing time effectively is about doing relevant things efficiently. Participants will be provided with tools, techniques and strategies that can be used back in the workplace to maximise the time they spend completing the tasks that matter most, whilst minimising time spent on tasks that don’t. Managers and non-managers will gain more control of their workload.

  • This program teaches the fundamental concepts, terminology and basic features of Adobe InDesign. It shows participants how to produce documents, place text or graphics and how to create custom colour swatches. Participants will format text, work with layers, print documents and package documents for commercial printing.
  • Supervisors who attend this popular and fundamental training program become much more effective and productive in their role. They also have fewer problems within their workplace because they are sensitive to what motivates their staff, are better at solving problems and have improved leadership skills.

    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 individual to achieve identified objectives.

  • This program centres around the fact that we now work in the most diverse workplaces in our history. The emerging leaders of today need the ability to identify, analyse and engage with people from a variety of backgrounds so they can maximise the benefits of such diversity and achieve the outcomes required in their teams.
  • This program provides you with the skills to maximise the use of Microsoft Outlook, manage the flow of emails, develop good email habits and keep track of tasks and time.

  • This first class program is designed specifically for those people wanting to enhance their skills and knowledge to support a move into a more general management and leadership role. The content and facilitation style will broaden participants’ perspectives, have them gain a greater appreciation of the managerial role and provide practical techniques to improve their performance at work. Key topics such as strategy, leadership, risk management, continuous improvement and accounting are interwoven to encourage thinking beyond the day-to-day operational aspects of individual roles.

    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 about our Blended Learning / Loop Premium programs.

  • The skills this program introduces will allow you to use Microsoft Project as a successful project management tool when working with complex or multiple projects.

  • Session 1 – Responding to Mental Illness in the Workplace

    Many supervisors are very adept at checking in with their staff. However, most are less skilled at responding appropriately when one of their staff says they are not coping. This session examines a range of strategies the supervisor could implement to support the individual and maintain a focus on organisational performance.

    Session 2 – Mental Illness – The Law and WHS Risk

    The law around dealing with illness and injury in the workplace are at times very precise and at other times very vague. This session explores what should be done to protect the interests of both the individual and the organisation.

    Session 3 – Designing and Implementing a Return  to Work Plan

    How do you best return someone to work after a period of mental illness is the key question covered in this session. The process requires careful planning, sensitivity and open communication across everyone in the team.

  • A Lean organisation replaces transactional leadership with transformational leadership. Lean systems improve process flow, eliminate waste, reduce delays and improve productivity. Effective implementation of the Lean concepts can help your organisation achieve just-in-time delivery and shorten lead times.
  • This program provides you with further skills in Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to identify ranges with names, protect worksheets and files, apply functions, link worksheets, audit files and create templates.
  • This program presents useful time savers in Microsoft Word.  It introduces skills to create forms and other easy-to-use standard documents, shows how to create pre-formatted elements and teaches how to customise Word.
  • In this program project managers and team members will learn critical processes to plan, execute, monitor and control projects. Using a supporting case study, you will plan and create key project documentation to effectively manage and control projects.

    This program is a broad and deep exploration of the ten project management knowledge areas and covers essential tools and techniques that address all of the project life cycle, including dealing with risks, issues and changes. It will explain the work breakdown structure that enables the schedule, budget and human resources to be identified and tracked throughout the project.

  • This program covers the skills you need to work with existing databases. It introduces the concept of databases and pays particular attention to searching for information in a database.

  • This program introduces the more advanced features of Adobe Acrobat and shows you how to create forms, work with groups of PDF files and add multimedia elements to PDF files.
  • Planning at the organisational level sets the direction and influences activities at the team and individual level. Effective development and implementation of an operational plan can contribute towards better performance and improved processes and production within an organisation. Other important by-products of the planning process are increased customer satisfaction and the capacity to manage change more effectively. Sound planning is essential if an organisation is to reach its desired goals and the implementation of that plan is an important key to success.
  • These highly personalised training sessions enable you to combine your advanced skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint or Project with the expertise of one of our Master Trainers. Together you can work on a specific task or assignment from your workplace to make a spectacular spreadsheet, document, presentation or project plan.  With a maximum of only six participants, each of our Master Classes will tackle one of the Microsoft programs and provide plenty of personal coaching to address your specific issues.

  • This program introduces skills to prepare clear, simple and effective presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • This program outlines and reinforces the need for taking personal control over time and being responsible for the outcomes. You will also develop the skills to recognise and balance your own and your teams time management to enhance performance and efficiency.

  • This program is designed to polish and develop the management style and skills of new managers or others in line for management responsibilities. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the fundamentals of self-management and managing the performance of others. It covers the range of people management skills and introduces participants to practical tools and strategies. Additional to the core interpersonal skills, the program also covers managing performance, conflict and change.

  • This program follows on from the Applied Project Management program for those wanting to gain the Diploma of Project Management. It covers the higher level skills required of project managers to manage the project governance, procurement, costs and people. Participants will be stretched beyond the role of team member to accepting responsibility for the project, its outcomes and ultimately, its success.
  • This program introduces the most important formatting features in Microsoft Word, focussing on paragraph and page formatting.
  • This program assists you to efficiently create, modify and manage long documents and shows how to develop consistency of layout in complex Word documents.
  • Impactful Communication is an exciting new approach to communication strategy that ensures your message is delivered more effectively by providing unique insights into maintaining the attention of others to profoundly influence what the listener hears, what they remember, and how they think and act as a result.  

    Conducted by Psychologist and relationship dynamics expert Lauren Hancock and internationally acclaimed Cirque du Soleil performer Allan Girod, this program combines a highly experiential format with up-to-date research in psychology and neuroscience.

    Research demonstrates that we don’t take in or remember the majority of what is said to us, particularly when the message is data heavy or delivered in a way that is boring or repetitive. 

    A key part to communicating effectively is to regulate our own attention and stress response in the moment. Using a combination of acting techniques and psychology based tools, participants are provided with a range of strategies to remain present and focussed in the moment.  

    This highly innovative program differs from other communication programs in its novel approach, combining techniques from theatre, improvisation, counselling, adult learning, and facilitation. The learning from this program has applications in any area of communication where you want to get your point across more effectively, from a one-on-one interaction, to a large company meeting, to presenting to groups of hundreds of people.

  • This program introduces additional skills to develop your knowledge of Microsoft Excel by focusing on advanced functions and productivity tools.
  • Read and discuss the do’s and don’ts of public speaking as outlined in this new book written by the Head of TED.
  • This program provides you with the skills needed to create highly professional slides and presentations.

  • The ability to write clearly and effectively is a critical professional skill. This program will assist participants to plan, organise and structure their writing to achieve better results with written business communications. Through the practical application of writing and editing skills, participants will learn to write documents that are reader oriented and communicate clearly and effectively.

  • People do not work alone. In order to be successful in whatever field you enter you must be able to positively influence the people around you in order to gain cooperation, respect and support.This program is designed to develop the personal insight necessary to work effectively with people, to avoid unnecessary conflict situations, to read people’s reactions and to modify your approach when appropriate. Maximise your ability to be viewed positively at work, and in all aspects of your life. Once you have grasped the basic concepts of what makes interpersonal communication work, you will find all of your relationships improving and your stress level dropping accordingly.

  • This program covers the advanced features of Microsoft Access, focusing on advanced database design and database development essentials.

  • Unleashing Your Executive 'X' Factor! In a competitive environment, managing your executive reputation is critical for business and individual success.
  • This program provides instruction in the more advanced use of Excel Macros. This will take participants beyond our Excel Macros (VBA) Introduction program and introduce programming techniques for high-end Excel users to better utilise the power of Excel.
  • Meetings are an established part of organisational life, but that doesn’t mean they are done well. This program explores the essential aspects of preparing for and recording the outcomes of efficient and effective meetings.

  • This program explores the skills required to create highly effective and engaging presentations and deliver them with confidence and style.

    The learning environment is comfortable, safe and fun with many opportunities to practice.

  • 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 strategic business areas that a successful plan must consider, plus take into account equally important issues such as core values, purpose and mission statements.

  • This program introduces you to the most important features of Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to design, format and print spreadsheets, how to create charts and how to develop formulas and functions.
  • We now know some amazing things about how our brain works best.  By using this science-based evidence we can unleash the keys to personal productivity, effectiveness and efficiency. The Think Smart program will expose participants to a suite of techniques that will enable a significant jump in work output, work quality, personal wellness and balance, whilst at the same time reducing overall stress.

  • If you’ve been looking for a fresh approach to sharing your ideas, Prezi offers modern ways of presenting and is a great alternative to using Microsoft PowerPoint. Our Prezi Essentials program introduces skills to prepare dynamic presentations that are innovative and eye catching.If you’ve been looking for a fresh approach to sharing your ideas, Prezi offers new and modern ways of presenting and is a great alternative to using PowerPoint. Our Prezi Essentials program introduces skills to prepare dynamic presentations that are innovative and eye catching.
  • This program explores the skills required to create highly effective and engaging presentations and deliver them with confidence and style.The learning environment is comfortable, safe and fun with many opportunities to practice.

  • Promoting a safer working environment is not just a consideration – it is a major reality in today’s workplace. In this program, participants will gain an understanding of the principles and practices that support an effective OHS system and identify safety issues that need to be addressed in  their workplace.

  • This program provides an essential introduction to the intent and application of employment law in Australia. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and examine the latest issues and implications of this legislation.
  • As communication among staff, community and clients becomes increasingly important, managers need to draw on their facilitation skills. This program will assist participants to develop the people skills and group process strategies to effectively facilitate meetings and focus groups.
  • Resilience is a pre-requisite for anyone to survive in the modern world. Its importance is magnified when we are in high stress roles or environments where the pressure to perform is great, but the resources to achieve the outcome are missing. The second scenario where resilience is crucial is when things go wrong: your career derails, a major project goes astray or your organisation has a public or private disaster. In both cases we need practical, behaviourally based techniques to ride out the difficult times and respond with improved performance.

  • Whether you're exploring internal or external job opportunities, Career Karma is the guide that will show you how to take the reins of your career.
  • If you are new to project management, this program provides an introduction to the discipline and what is required to manage projects from a project team member’s perspective.

    The program will introduce the ten project management knowledge areas and the project lifecycle. Using a supporting case study you will work through the basic project management processes and discuss how these processes relate back to your own workplace experiences.

ADVOCACY & NEWS

  • Do Australian Leaders Have What it Takes? May 30 2016
    A study of Australian Leaders released today by the University of Melbourne's Centre for Workplace Leadership has grim findings for Australia's leadership capacity.
     
  • AIDN-WA joins with AIM WA for Site Tour of Civmec's Henderson Facility May 25 2016
     
  • Pinnacles open for business May 16 2016
    The State's most prestigious business awards are now accepting entries for the 2016 program.
     
  • Avoid a messy problem May 16 2016
    What your desk says about you is in the eye of the beholder, with experts divided on what your work space reveals about your professionalism and abilities.
     
  • AIM WA CEO Professor Gary Martin to head up Telethon Speech & Hearing Board Apr 29 2016
     
  • AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education Senior Executive Forum brings Leadership, Strategy and Disruption into the spotlight Apr 27 2016
     
  • Dr Alison Gaines announced as new AIM WA President Apr 15 2016
     
  • Counting cost of a green-friendly city Apr 02 2016
    The AIM WA WestBusiness CEO Voice boardroom lunch held on Thursday 31 March explored the growing belief that business can prosper from new green-friendly industries. The forum heard that there was plenty of room for improvement, with some inspiring leaders and positive trends starting to emerge.
     
  • Goldsmith Seminar a Master Class on Improving Business Performance Mar 18 2016
     
  • Make the Call for Lasting Change Mar 17 2016
    Best-selling leadership coach and author Marshall Goldsmith was in Perth this week, and his advice was simple yet challenging.Download the full article here. Source: Business News
     
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