Success where it counts in 2012

Institute hits targets and takes aim at the future

The numbers don't lie.

As the year draws to a close it's timely to revisit some of the major milestones and new initiatives that have taken place at the Australian Institute of Management - Qld & NT.

And, as the infographic in the right shows, 2012 will be remembered as a stellar year in the Institute's illustrious history.

Driven by the Five-Pillar Strategy which comprises Member Serving, Region Serving, Profession Serving, Career Serving and Future Serving, and under the direction of AIM Chief Executive Officer Vivienne Anthon FAIM, the Institute reinforced its reputation as a world-class learning facility.

Charity donations topped $42,000, largely through the AIM International Women's Day lunch but also through AIM's involvement in the inaugural Dress For Success PowerWalk in which nine members of staff and their family and friends took part in a 5km walk.

Total people trained, both face-to-face and online, exceeded 34,000 and encompassed nearly 13,000 training days The 2013 Directory, launched in October, featured 42 new courses.

Another ground-breaking initiative was the appointment of the Young Manager Advisory Board (YMAB), a seven-person committee that reports to the AIM Board.

The YMAB held four meetings in 2012 in Brisbane, Cairns and Toowoomba, and Ms Anthon is looking forward to the strategies and new ideas they will bring to the Institute in 2013.

"The Advisory Board's ability to inform the AIM Board and the Institute on issues younger managers are facing will be invaluable in the future," Ms Anthon said.

"The YMAB members understand what this demographic of management are looking for."

AIM's presence across all forms of social media rose sharply in 2012 and Ms Anthon said mediums such as Facebook and Twitter would be ideal communication platforms for Members in the future.