Advocacy & News

  • CEO Voice 19 March 2015
    Mar 21 2015
    The AIM WA WestBusiness CEO Voice boardroom lunch held on Thursday 19 March showcased a phenomenal growth in health and wellness programs as not a passing fad, but part of a new and healthier workplace paradigm at many offices. Employee well-being programs may be avoiding the most costly issues at work - alcohol and mental health.
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    Global Leaders Program China 2015
    Mar 14 2015
    As China's middle class gets bigger and richer, doors open for Australian businesses. Eleven WA businesspeople, all
    from non-resources industries such as education, agriculture and branding, took part in AIM WA’s six-day Global Leaders
    Program, which introduced them to Australians and others already trading in China.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion: Are We Really Making Progress?
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    Flexible study is ideal for today's workers
    Feb 11 2015

    AIM WA's post graduate programs offer an affordable and practical way to study with hands-on experience opportunities and timetables to suit busy professionals.

    As featured in The West Australian Post Graduate Studies liftout on Tuesday, January 27.

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  • Pinnacle Award Winners 2014
    Dec 01 2014
    AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Award Winners were celebrated in front of more than 650 people at a gala ceremony at Crown Perth on Thursday night.
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    Forrest is WA's top business leader
    Nov 28 2014
    Andrew Forrest was named WA Business Leader of the Year at a gala ceremony at Crown Perth last night, held to recognise the State’s best businesses and the people who run them.
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  • Sports tsars brace for change
    Oct 18 2014
    The AIM WA WestBusiness CEO Voice revealed how executives at the top of WA’s sporting codes are preparing to shake up the way they do business to meet society’s demands.

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    Managers and scientists go head to head
    Oct 17 2014

    AIM WA and Scitech are both vying to win the education and training export category in the 2014 Industry and Export Awards. Winners will be announced on Friday October 24.

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  • Make sure you’re heard
    Oct 14 2014

    In a series of papers commissioned by AIM WA, Dr Walter Green sets out what small and medium enterprises need to consider when researching a communications plan.

    As featured in the WestBusiness Big Deal Magazine – October Edition

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    How inadvertent bullies risk court
    Oct 14 2014

    The AIM WA Human Resources Futures Forum held on July 28 uncovered that the definition of bullying is a grey one. Employers have been warned that giving a staff member too much or too little work, making unreasonable demands and tolerating vicious workplace gossip could constitute as bullying.

    As featured in the WestBusiness Big Deal Magazine – October Edition

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  • Leaders vie for Pinnacles crown
    Oct 09 2014

    The high-profile executives tasked with selecting the WA Business Leader of the Year for the 2014 AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards have been working to separate one stand-out business figure from a deep pool of corporate talent.

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    Suicide scourge should provoke outrage
    Oct 08 2014

    WA health leaders identified mental illness as one of the most pressing issues currently facing WA. Coming together for the AIM WA Health Leaders Forum on Thursday 2 October, eighteen Government, industry and community group leaders voiced their concern over the number of suicides in the State, and the rising tide mental health problems swamping hospitals and services.

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  • AIM WA Education Leaders Forum
    Sep 30 2014

    A forum of educators canvassed teachers’ image, standards and pay at the AIM WA annual Education Leaders Forum held on Thursday 25 September here at the Institute. Sixteen educators discussed the challenges of boosting teacher quality.

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    AIM WA Video News September 2014
    Sep 23 2014
    Professor Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School shares her thoughts on the power of teaming and enhancing the learning capabilities in your organisation.
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  • 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
  • Tuesday
    28
    Apr
    2015
    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 the development and implementation of their practical skills.

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  • Wednesday
    29
    Apr
    2015
    The Art of Strategy

    Choosing a strategy-setting process to fit your organisation and market

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  • Thursday
    30
    Apr
    2015
    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.

    Find Out More
  • Thursday
    30
    Apr
    2015
    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.

    Find Out More
  • Tuesday
    05
    May
    2015
    Inspirational Leader Series Breakfast
  • Wednesday
    06
    May
    2015
    Operational Plans

    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. 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, but the implementation of that plan is the important key to success.

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  • Monday
    11
    May
    2015
    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 customer care program.

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  • Monday
    11
    May
    2015
    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.

    Find Out More
  • Monday
    11
    May
    2015
    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.

    Find Out More
  • Thursday
    04
    Jun
    2015
    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 they want. 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 focused ‘solutions driven’ process as they increase their skill and comfort at selling their organisation’s products and services.

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  • Friday
    05
    Jun
    2015
    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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  • Tuesday
    09
    Jun
    2015
    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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  • Tuesday
    16
    Jun
    2015
    Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

    Everyone is confronted by their own emotions and those of other people on a daily basis. How we manage these emotions can have a dramatic impact on the way we are perceived by others and on our effectiveness at getting things done with and through other people. By increasing our knowledge and intelligence around emotions, we will be better equipped to sense and respond in the workplace and at home.

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  • Thursday
    25
    Jun
    2015
    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
    29
    Jun
    2015
    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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  • Friday
    03
    Jul
    2015
    Operational Plans

    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. 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, but the implementation of that plan is the important key to success.

    Find Out More
  • Monday
    06
    Jul
    2015
    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
    13
    Jul
    2015
    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
    28
    May
    2015
    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.

    Find Out More
  • Thursday
    28
    May
    2015
    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.

    Find Out More
  • Thursday
    04
    Jun
    2015
    PowerPoint Intermediate 2013

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

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  • Thursday
    04
    Jun
    2015
    PowerPoint Intermediate 2007 or 2010

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

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  • Wednesday
    10
    Jun
    2015
    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
    11
    Jun
    2015
    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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  • Wednesday
    17
    Jun
    2015
    Project Intermediate 2010

    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.

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  • Tuesday
    23
    Jun
    2015
    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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  • Tuesday
    23
    Jun
    2015
    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.

    Find Out More
  • Wednesday
    29
    Apr
    2015
    The Art of Strategy

    Choosing a strategy-setting process to fit your organisation and market

    Find Out More
  • Tuesday
    05
    May
    2015
    Inspirational Leader Series Breakfast
  • Tuesday
    19
    May
    2015
    Playing to Your Strengths
  • Thursday
    21
    May
    2015
    Business Book Club - Delivering Happiness
  • Tuesday
    26
    May
    2015
    Fact and Fiction from the Boardroom
  • Wednesday
    17
    Jun
    2015
    Change and Your Team
  • Wednesday
    05
    Aug
    2015
    Senior Executive Forum 2015 presented by H. 'Dutch' Leonard (HBS) & D. Collis (HBS)

    Senior executives need a new skill in order to succeed in contemporary organisations – the ability to perceive the future when they don’t know the specifics. This skill to adapt, respond and implement is the focus of the 2015 Senior Executive Forum. Professors Herman “Dutch” Leonard and David Collis, both distinguished faculty from Harvard Business School, will lead this prestige program through the essential knowledge and skills required of the modern leader. Join the best in the world in August 2015.

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  • Tuesday
    01
    Sep
    2015
    Change and Your Organisation