• AIM WA Annual Leadership Summit 2014
  • The Pinnacle Awards
  • The Practical MBA
  • Executive Development Course (EDCO)
  • Two Memberships

Advocacy & News

  • AIM WA Video News August 2014
    Aug 26 2014
    An exclusive insight into MH17 with the Hon Julie Bishop MP FAIM speaking at our Inspirational Leaders Series Breakfast.
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    Bishop tells of life in disaster’s spotlight at AIM WA
    Aug 07 2014

    An emotional Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, gives extraordinary insight into diplomacy involved in bringing home MH17 victims at an exclusive AIM WA event held on Wednesday August 6.

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  • Compliance storm over web education courses
    Jul 29 2014
    The head of a local online education provider has dismissed claims the non-accredited courses give students false hope, describing the business model as “career skills development” that never implied regulatory compliance.
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    US, China on SME expansion list
    Jul 29 2014
    America and China have topped the list of countries earmarked for international expansion by small and medium enterprises in the next year, according to a survey released yesterday.
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  • AIM WA Video News July 2014
    Jul 21 2014
    John Worsfold FAIM, Former Senior Coach, West Coast Eagles shares his insights into managing the talent range of your team at our recent Sundowner.
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    Inspirational Leader Series with Karl O'Callaghan FAIM, Commissioner of Police, WA
    Jul 21 2014
    At our recent breakfast, Karl O’Callaghan APM FAIM, Commissioner of Police Western Australia, shared his personal story and leadership insights. Here's an interview with Karl after the breakfast.
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  • A long road for green shoots of tech hub
    Jul 05 2014

    There’s a lot of work ahead to turn Perth into a Silicon Valley of the south but the potential is there. Local IT industry leaders told the AIM WA WestBusiness CEO Voice series on Thursday July 1 they thought that the State’s dearth of IT graduates – and its perceived poor status within the WA business community – contributed to Perth being behind the eight ball. However; the tide is changing.

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    AIM WA Video News June 2014
    Jun 30 2014
    A former adviser in Tony Blair’s Government, Charles Leadbeater believes the world needs a different approach to innovation - to refocus on better outcomes for more people while using fewer resources. Hear from this renowned author, thinker, and strategic adviser on innovation as he talks to Dr Shaun Ridley, Deputy CEO, AIM WA.
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  • Divide risks the rise of Gen Y
    Jun 05 2014

    The much-maligned work ethic and career expectations of Generation Y have been put under the microscope in a new study confirming a generational divide in Australian workplaces.

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    AIM WA Video News May 2014
    May 28 2014
    John Poynton AM CitWA FAIM shares his inspirational leadership story.
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  • Excellence will be recognised
    May 17 2014
    The AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards will shine a light on the best in business in 2014 and we encourage every organisation in the State to enter to ensure their achievements are celebrated.
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    Who will have the guts to reform IR in WA?
    May 03 2014

    Is workplace reform the silver bullet for WA business remaining competitive? This was the question challenged by some of the State’s most senior leaders at the AIM WA West Business CEO Voice forum, hosted on Thursday 1 May.

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  • AIM WA Video News April 2014
    Apr 14 2014
    AIM WA in partnership with AustCham Shanghai conducted its inaugural Global Leaders Program in China earlier this year. The participants on the program share their views on the experience.
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    Being across finances linked to happiness
    Apr 07 2014

    As the old English proverb goes, no-one is worse shod than the shoemaker's wife.

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  • Reversing the China Syndrome
    Apr 04 2014

    It is the Holy Grail for many WA businesspeople - breaking open the Chinese market.

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    The WA Senate Election Forum - Hosted at AIM WA
    Mar 31 2014

    As the WA Senate Election approaches on Saturday 5 April, 27 of the election candidates took part in an exclusive Forum hosted by The West Australian, Channel 7, and AIM WA on Saturday 29 May.

    Full coverage here

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  • Misogyny a myth but sexism alive and well
    Mar 08 2014

    As the world marks International Women's Day, WA's leading businesswomen speak about the battle of sexes in the boardrooms of 2014.

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    The Truth About Leadership Sundowner - Rabia Siddique AFAIM
    Mar 19 2014
    Retired British Army Officer, former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor and published author.
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  • Be brave, take risks and reap the rewards
    Sep 28 2013

    Are WA organisations falling behind the rest of the world because of a fear of failure?

    That was the key question posed by some of the State's top corporate and professional leaders in an Australian Institute of Management WA/WestBusiness CEO Voice forum this week devoted to innovation.

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    Canberra reshuffle offers productivity hope: leaders
    Jun 29 2013

    The end of the mining investment boom poses a stern test for Western Australia and the nation, which must dramatically lift productivity to maintain growth, according to some of the State's leading business chiefs.

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Featured Programs, Seminars & Events
  • Wednesday
    03
    Sep
    2014
    Professional Receptionist

    Do you deal with people face-to-face or by telephone? This program will improve your capacity to service customer and client needs in a professional and caring manner, by using successful methods of communication and quality service.

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  • Sunday
    07
    Sep
    2014
    Advanced Management Program

    Busy leaders and managers don’t often get the chance to take a look from a different perspective at what you do each day, and why you do it. That’s one of the reasons why our Advanced Management Program (AMP) has been in such demand for 40 years.

     

    Participants on this week-long intensive residential program access the best of leading management models, frameworks and theories with tailored leadership skills development. Participants build an integrated perspective of their organisation’s functional capabilities, augmented by insights into their individual values, capabilities, leadership styles and personal well-being. It’s an intensely “hands-on” experience. And, our graduates say, it can change your life – at work and at home.

    The Advanced Management Program is facilitated by a globally respected team of faculty and commercial presenters from The University of Western Australia Business School. Learning is achieved through interactive teaching, guided discussion, case study analysis, syndicate projects, peer review and personal coaching methodologies. Cutting edge case examples are used from the West Australian, Australian and global economies, including from leading global business schools.

    Condensed from its origins in business school based, accredited Executive MBA programs, the Advanced Management Program includes the basic building blocks of management theory: strategic and financial management; managing human capital; organisational performance; negotiation skills; and innovation, change and marketing management. “Best of breed” chief executive guest speakers present on a range of topics including leadership, sustainability, growth, and talent retention and attraction.

    Complementing the management skills content in the program is a series of presentations, experiential activities and individual coaching designed to facilitate self reflection and increase an individual’s managerial effectiveness and leadership potential. Participants undertake 360° assessment prior to the program, receive individualised executive coaching, examine their ability to work in teams and cross cultural situations, examine their leadership styles, and their ability to achieve peak performance and work life balance.

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  • Monday
    08
    Sep
    2014
    Project Intermediate 2010

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

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  • Monday
    08
    Sep
    2014
    Professional Presentations

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

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

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  • Monday
    08
    Sep
    2014
    How to Deliver Great Service

    Bring customers back to your organisation through positive service provided by your frontline staff. This program is designed to develop skills in satisfying customer needs and dealing with difficult customers. Greatly improved organisational image and personal effectiveness will result from this excellent one day customer care program.

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  • Tuesday
    09
    Sep
    2014
    How to Prepare a Business Case

    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.

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  • Thursday
    11
    Sep
    2014
    Workplace Leadership

    Responsible leadership is a prerequisite for high performing teams. 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.

    In addition to contributing to the organisation’s leadership profile, participants will also explore the aspects of leadership that relate to leading teams and individuals. The key ingredient here is flexibility and the capacity to apply a range of leadership styles to suit the situation. This program not only builds the 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.

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  • Friday
    12
    Sep
    2014
    Having Difficult Conversations

    A regular challenge for every supervisor and manager is having a difficult conversation with a subordinate, peer, boss, supplier or customer. These conversations can arise in a variety of situations including performance management, discipline, personal issues, redundancy, interpersonal conflict and customer service. This program aims to give you the skills and confidence to tackle these conversations and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome for all parties.

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  • Friday
    12
    Sep
    2014
    PowerPoint Intermediate 2013

    This program provides you with skills needed to create highly professional slides and presentations.

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  • Wednesday
    08
    Oct
    2014
    Prevention and Management of Workplace Bullying

    Negative interactions between and amongst employees can and do lead to “toxic” workplace cultures if allowed to escalate. Employees’ expectations of their senior managers are that they should know how to deal appropriately with issues around workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination – that management should intervene before good people leave.

    This program aims to highlight what can go wrong – despite good intentions – when managers fail to act, and/or fail to act appropriately in response to workplace bullying. 

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  • Friday
    10
    Oct
    2014
    Workplace Safety

    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 occupational health and safety system and identify safety issues that need to be addressed in their workplace.

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  • Wednesday
    15
    Oct
    2014
    Taking Minutes and Preparing Agendas

    Have you been asked to prepare an agenda or take minutes at a meeting of senior managers? Or do you just need guidance in minuting an informal get-together? Either way, this program is for you. It’s about meetings – but from the minute-taker’s point of view. You’ll get practical, confidence-boosting tips that will help you support the chairperson and make your meetings a success.

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  • Thursday
    16
    Oct
    2014
    Professional Presentations

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

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

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  • Friday
    17
    Oct
    2014
    Time Management - Organising Yourself!

    This program outlines and reinforces the need for:

    • Taking personal control over time
    • Effective performance and efficient practice
    • Taking responsibility for outcomes
    • Recognising and balancing own, team and management time.

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  • Monday
    20
    Oct
    2014
    Contract Management Fundamentals

    This program provides an essential understanding of the contract management process for those involved in the procurement of goods and services who are new to contract management. Practical activities will enable participants to understand the concepts and techniques of planning and managing a contract through to a successful conclusion.

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  • Monday
    27
    Oct
    2014
    Coaching Skills for Line Managers and Supervisors

    Achievement of results in any organisation is through the individual achievements of its people. Managers need to take an active part in addressing and responding to specific opportunities to improve performance of their employees. This program will help participants develop the skills to support and sustain improved performance by others.

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  • Monday
    27
    Oct
    2014
    Negotiation in Practice

    Effective negotiation involves developing a process that leads to constructive outcomes.  Not only must you understand the dynamics of the process, you must also be aware of your impact. The tone of your voice, your body language, and how you phrase what you say all have a significant impact on the process and outcome of any negotiation. Gaining the process skills to negotiate coupled with an understanding of your personal impact allows you to take your negotiations to another level.  

    This program combines the negotiation and research expertise of Professor Ray Fells from the UWA Business School with the coaching and role playing expertise of The Experience Lab: a team of professional facilitators and improvisation actors. By employing a distinctive experiential approach, participants will gain practical insight into how to manage their negotiations more effectively and avoid the main pitfalls. This knowledge will be brought to life through case studies, simulations, role plays and coaching, The program will culminate in a substantial negotiation simulation in which The Experience Lab team will challenge, guide and coach the participants to maximise their development and implementation of their practical skills. 

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  • Thursday
    06
    Nov
    2014
    Effective Workplace Relationships

    For any business department, team or group to work effectively, it is important to ensure that good workplace relationships exist. This program differentiates between good relationships and effective relationships, and examines the way that we can ensure this occurs in our workplace.

    This program explores the context of relationship building and 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 produce a better quality service.

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  • Friday
    03
    Oct
    2014
    Excel Essentials 2013

    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.

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  • Friday
    03
    Oct
    2014
    Excel Essentials 2007 or 2010

    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.

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  • Tuesday
    07
    Oct
    2014
    Word Essentials 2007 or 2010

    This program introduces you to those skills in Microsoft Word that are essential to create, modify and format simple documents.

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  • Tuesday
    07
    Oct
    2014
    Word Essentials 2013

    This program introduces you to those skills in Microsoft Word that are essential to create, modify and format simple documents.

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  • Wednesday
    08
    Oct
    2014
    Adobe Acrobat Essentials

    With Adobe Acrobat you can create PDF files from electronic documents and different file formats, preserving the original document layout  and content.  This program provides the skills needed in Acrobat to create, edit and secure files.

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  • Wednesday
    08
    Oct
    2014
    Microsoft Office 2013 Upgrade

    This program introduces you to Microsoft Office 2013, the latest version of Microsoft Office, ans outlines new features and differences to earlier versions. It focuses on the most commonly used features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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  • Tuesday
    14
    Oct
    2014
    Access Essentials 2013

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

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  • Tuesday
    14
    Oct
    2014
    Access Essentials 2007 or 2010

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

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  • Tuesday
    28
    Oct
    2014
    Word Advanced (B) 2013

    This program assists you to efficiently create, modify and manage long documents and shows how to develop consistency of layout in complex Word documents.

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