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If you are like me, this is a great time to catch up on the latest research conducted during the year. I had flagged this landmark government funded report by the Study of Australian Leadership Group from the University of Melbourne and Centre for Workplace Leadership, ‘Leadership at Work: Do Australian leaders have what it takes?” mainly because of the spirited commentary it generated when it was released late in the year!

The report questions whether Australian leaders are up for the challenge of ‘slow economic growth globally…rate of technological change’ which are disrupting traditional business models along with a ‘seismic shift in the competitive and regulatory environment.’ The report used surveys of over 8000 people on which to base their findings. One source of the controversy arose from the section on ‘Significant gaps and weaknesses in Australia’s leadership and management.’ (Exec summary p. 8)

Peter Wilson, AM, AHRI Chairman takes exception to some of the findings, particularly in relation to the way public sector and private sector targets are  set and measured, the failure to ‘disentangle leadership from other core drivers of performance’ and how often senior leaders access external information and advice. To read both viewpoints, please go to:
http://sal.workplaceleadership.com.au/homepage 
for the full report
https://www.acimsolutions.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Article-by-Peter-Wilson-AHRI.pdf

If you are looking for short courses to develop your leadership skills or for formal leadership roles in investigation management or emergency management please get in touch
https://www.acimsolutions.com.au/

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An article out this week by Bianca Healy discusses toxic workplaces with as many as 9 out of 10 people indicating that they have had experience with either ‘toxic’ individuals or cultures. Certainly when conducting organisational investigations it is a term commonly used by all the stakeholders and it generates a great deal of emotion and strong opinions of what is and what isn’t ‘toxic’ behaviour.

Healey says, based on the research conducted by those surveyed that ”everything rises and falls on leadership.” Certainly leaders can ”set a tone” either through their own behaviours where they reinforce aggressive and manipulative conduct.

Or leaders can perpetuate toxic cultures by ignoring behaviours and failing to hold to account those team members who undermine workplace harmony and respectful attitudes. This unfortunately validates individual negative behaviours and leads to an entrenched culture which can be very damaging but also resistant to later efforts to improve workplace conduct and attitudes.

A real test of leadership is where you inherit a toxic workplace. Why can some leaders turn this around? I would love to hear your experiences of how this was done. What worked? What didn’t?

Click below for the Healey article:
HRM Debate: What are the best ways to fight toxic workplace culture?

ACIM Solutions offers a range of programs and services to manage and investigative ‘toxic’ workplace cultures.  Please get in touch if you would like more information on investigating workplace bullying or short courses to upskill staff on emotional intelligence, resilience and leadership.

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Our RTO, ACIM Solutions is pleased to announce that we will be conducting the Certificate IV Government (Investigations) PSP 41512 course in Newcastle. 

This course is often only available in the face to face format for people in organisational groups, however due to interest from of individuals seeking to undertake the qualification in a face to face format we are now offering it open to the public.

Career opportunities:

DATES    

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 – Thursday, 24 September 2015 (3 days) Block 1

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 – Wednesday. 30 September 2015(2 days) Block 2

COST            

$2800 per person (GST free)

This course is part of our suite of development programs that we tailor for organisational groups. All are offered in blended formats that include face to face workshops, RPL, credit transfer and assessment only options.

Please contact us for more information or enquire online at ACIM Solutions.

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I was pleased to announce the launch of my new RTO, as part of ACIM Solutions. This news was recently featured on business news website Hunter Headline

ACIM Solutions (RTO #41002) offers a valuable opportunity to develop and deliver high quality competency and non-competency training programs, for both the public and private sectors. 

If you would like to read the article, please click here.

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I have now collaborated to establish a niche Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which provides an exciting extension of the HR consultancy, PSW HR Solutions. 

ACIM Solutions (RTO #41002) offers a valuable opportunity to develop and deliver high quality competency and non-competency training programs, for both the public and private sectors. Our programs focus on investigation, emergency management, developing compliance skills and includes a range of short course people management programs.

Like many of you, as an experienced HR professional and senior manager, I have shared the frustration of only being able to access generic training programs for team members, which failed to positively return on the significant training investment costs.

We were committed to developing a registered training company that was flexible enough to truly recognise individual organisational needs and challenges and one that could tailor the content, delivery and evaluation processes accordingly.

ACIM are dedicated to developing quality programs that empower teams and add real value to the organisation. Now that we have the added benefit of delivering competency-based training as part of our own RTO we have greater scope to assist organisations to fulfil their team development goals.

All of the programs offered by ACIM Solutions have the key features:

Why choose ACIM Solutions:

  • The experience of the facilitators with strong backgrounds in law, people management, risk management, investigation and HSE.
  • Personalised programs that target individual organisational needs
  • Close alignment with your organisations’ policies and procedures
  • Opportunities for participants to practically apply new skills
  • Relevant case studies to reinforce learning outcomes
  • Training that creates positive behavioural and culture change in teams

ACIM Solutions have already delivered training programs to organisations and a range of business units from with the government sector, financial services, local government, mining, heavy industry and retail sectors.

For more information please visit www.acimsolutions.com.au

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