Business School Topics
Interested in taking control of your life in a positive way? Wondering how to motivate those around you to step up and make things happen? These and other topics will be addressed in two short courses delivered by UWA Business School Faculty in the coming weeks.
‘Positive U is our first fully-online program,' AIM UWA Business School Executive Education Director Suellen Tapsall said this week.
‘It's a transformational personal learning experience developed by Associate Professor Kerrie Unsworth and colleagues, funded by the Federal Government.
‘Research shows it has the potential to improve morale and make a difference for participants who learn that their happiness - at home and at work - is in their own hands.'
Leading for Proactivity has been developed by Professor Sharon Parker based on research conducted in Australia and overseas (particularly in the UK).
‘This is another fantastic opportunity for leaders and managers to create a culture in which staff drive the bus rather than going along for the ride,' Mrs Tapsall said.
Feedback on this program has been exceptional. One recent participant said ‘the combination of presenter styles, level of preparation and quality of content and experiential activity was brilliant. There was engagement with all people within the groups and the two days were well balanced.'
AIM UWA Business School Executive Education (Executive Education) collaborates with organisations and individuals to invest in their talent, implement change and build competitive advantage in today's fast moving business environments.
A scholarship is available for one place on each of the programs listed below. To be considered for a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 11am on Monday September 26, 2011 with your name, the name of the program you would like to attend and a statement (50 words or less) indicating why you think this program would be of benefit to you.
Positive U Online - starts early October
Our Positive U program teaches you the behavioural, thought and emotional strategies to positively lead yourself rather than relying on others for direction and support. You will be empowered to achieve your goals in a rewarding way. The techniques learnt will assist you to lead yourself to personal excellence.
The training covers three main areas of self-leadership:
- Self-management including goal-setting and self-reward;
- Thought self-leadership and learning how to manage common dysfunctional thinking patterns; and
- Self-motivation through finding enjoyment in your tasks or your job.
Commercial Acumen - 20-21 October
This program is aimed at providing skills to enable participants to read and interpret financial reports with an emphasis on the strategic use of such information. A primary objective of the program is to provide program participants with an understanding of the key value drivers for their business and industry, and translate strategy into action at an operational level.
- Understanding the linkage between financial data and strategy
- Interpreting financial data to enhance value
- Cost concepts and ways to improve financial performance
- Value chain analysis and the balanced scorecard
Leading for Proactivity - 14-15 November
Proactive people take charge of situations; they don't just wait for things to happen - they make things happen. They think ahead and anticipate problems before they arise. When people behave proactively, they use their initiative to actively craft new futures.
- Understand what factors influence staff proactivity
- Learn how to bring out the full potential of people
- Know your leadership strengths and areas to develop in regard to fostering and modelling proactive behaviour.
- Gain valuable skills and knowledge to use in your career
- Boost your leadership effectiveness by motivating employees' proactivity
To enrol or find out more about Executive Education programs, please contact AIM UWA Business School Executive Education on (08) 9383 8090 or visit www.execed.com.au.