AIM takes management training to Bundaberg

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Australia’s leading management organisation will this week launch a unique, ongoing training partnership with one of Bundaberg’s community organisations.

The Australian Institute of Management has joined forces with Bundaberg Region Rising to train and develop the region’s management talent.

The relationship starts on Thursday 6 March when Bundaberg Region Rising’s hosts AIM’s two-day New Supervisor Course and the uptake of enrolments proves the opportunity for locals to access first class training has been well-received.

Bundaberg Region Rising Chairman Neil McPhillips said a full intake of 16 people was taking part in the first course and he said AIM’s arrival in Bundaberg was great news for the local business community.

“The AIM courses are very well respected but the cost of sending Bundaberg staff to Brisbane and accommodating them while they did their training made it prohibitive in many circumstances,” Mr McPhillips said.

“By bringing the AIM facilitators to Bundaberg, and subsidising the course cost, we hope that as many local businesses as possible will take advantage of this top quality training.”

Mr McPhillips said he was delighted that the first course was fully subscribed.

“The New Supervisor course has been so popular that there is a waiting list and we are looking at running another course within a month,” Mr McPhillips said. “It's very pleasing to see there is a demand for this type of training and that staff are being promoted from within local organisations and businesses.”

AIM Chief Executive Officer Daniel Musson FAIM said the organisation was committed to nurturing and developing managers across Queensland, regardless of their location.

“AIM’s motto is developing better managers for a better society,” Mr Musson said. “We want to develop and train people across the nation and an initiative like this one with Bundaberg Region Rising is a great way for AIM to get involved with regional communities like Bundaberg.

“We are proud to be bringing our expert team to Bundaberg to train the area’s managers and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial outcome for everyone concerned.”

AIM has confirmed a further two courses to be held in Bundaberg this month starting with the one-day Delivering Customer Service on Thursday 20 March and the two-day Finance for Non-Finance Managers that starts on Thursday 27 March.