Advocacy & News

  • 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
  • Monday
    28
    Apr
    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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  • Wednesday
    30
    Apr
    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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  • Wednesday
    30
    Apr
    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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  • Wednesday
    30
    Apr
    2014
    Professional Development Sundowner - Coaching for Business Success
  • Thursday
    01
    May
    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
    01
    May
    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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  • Friday
    02
    May
    2014
    Telephone Call Techniques

    For in-bound or out-bound telephone calls, there are some fundamental techniques that ensure effective communication, impressive customer service and efficient time management.

    This program aims to explore these techniques and help participants acquire the skills and confidence to deliver on these approaches in the workplace.

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  • Monday
    05
    May
    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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  • Monday
    05
    May
    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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  • Monday
    19
    May
    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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  • Sunday
    25
    May
    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
    26
    May
    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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  • Wednesday
    04
    Jun
    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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  • Thursday
    05
    Jun
    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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  • Wednesday
    11
    Jun
    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
    19
    Jun
    2014
    One-to-One On-the-Job Training Techniques

    One of the more effective ways of teaching someone new skills is to provide intensive, one-to-one training. This is particularly relevant when new technologies or processes are being introduced to the workplace.  This program provides participants from non-training backgrounds with the introductory skills and knowledge to transfer learning effectively in the workplace. 

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  • Friday
    20
    Jun
    2014
    Introduction to Selling

    Every business needs to ‘sell’ in order to succeed, and not everyone understands how selling is a way of enabling the customer to achieve what he or she wants. This program will introduce participants to the principles of selling in a way that removes the fears that new or non-salespeople have about being seen as high pressure or manipulative.

    Participants learn how selling is a customer focussed ‘solutions driven’ process as they increase their skill and comfort at selling their organisation’s products and services.

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  • Wednesday
    25
    Jun
    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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  • Wednesday
    21
    May
    2014
    Prezi Essentials

    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.

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  • Monday
    26
    May
    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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  • Monday
    26
    May
    2014
    Word Advanced (B) 2007 or 2010

    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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  • Wednesday
    28
    May
    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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  • Wednesday
    04
    Jun
    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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  • Thursday
    05
    Jun
    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
    06
    Jun
    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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  • Friday
    06
    Jun
    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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  • Thursday
    19
    Jun
    2014
    PowerPoint Intermediate 2013

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

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  • Wednesday
    30
    Apr
    2014
    Professional Development Sundowner - Coaching for Business Success
  • Tuesday
    06
    May
    2014
    Sundowner - AIM 30 Live
  • Wednesday
    14
    May
    2014
    Inspirational Leader Series with John Poynton FAIM
  • Thursday
    22
    May
    2014
    The Frugal Innovator - Charles Leadbeater

    The world needs a different approach to innovation, from frugal innovators, to achieve better outcomes, for more people, while using fewer resources. Innovation is the lifeblood of the global economy, generating new products, services, technologies and solutions. Innovators find new combinations that generate greater value for customers. Innovation has led to a proliferation of products and services. Now, however, innovators needs, must be refocused on better outcomes rather than more stuff.

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  • Wednesday
    23
    Jul
    2014
    Senior Executive Forum XVI - Professors Jay Conger & Amy Edmondson