Centre for management

ON JULY 1, the Graduate School of Management at UWA joined forces with the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) to form the Senior Management Centre.

The Centre is the trading name of GSM Executive Programs Ltd. The company was formed by the GSM to develop and administer its management training.

This allowed the GSM to concentrate on its core functions - research and the teaching of MBA and doctoral students.

The company is now jointly owned by AIM and UWA and is situated at AIM’s premises in Floreat.

The Centre will allow AIM and UWA to offer existing programs and to develop new programs for senior managers in the region.

While Perth will be the major focus of the Centre’s work initially, it is already involved in training in Singapore.

The Centre will continue to offer senior management programs developed by both AIM and UWA, as well as develop new programs.

Its offerings for the remainder of this year and for 2001 include:

Public Programs: These are short programs, ranging from half a day to three days. They are open to applicants working in any industry or organisation and focus on one aspect of management. Courses include finance for non-financial managers, teamwork excellence, negotiating skills, project management, e-commerce, marketing for the non-marketing manager, risk management and strategic management.

Customised Programs: Programs tailored to the specific needs and requirements of companies. They can range from one half day to up to three weeks.

International Programs: These programs bring leading management educators and trainers to Perth. In recent years experts such as Professors Peter Frost, Gary Stockport, Tony Boardman and Gary Hamel and Jack Pendray have been brought to Perth as part of the international program.

Offshore Programs: Programs are developed for organisation situated in Asia. The Centre delivering or developing four offshore programs.

Corporate Health Programs: These programs are developed jointly with UWA’s Department of Human Movement and Exercise Science.They target the physical well-being of managers and staff.

The Executive Woman Program: This program is offered in conjunction with UWA’s Centre for Women in Business and focuses on issues of importance to female executives.

The Advanced Management Program: The six-day program is a perennial favourite. It covers the major functional areas of management such as finance, marketing, human resource management, leadership, strategic management, accounting and information management.

People undertaking at least 10 days of assessed competency-based training may be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Management by AIM.

The diploma is recognised for admission and some credit in UWA’s Graduate Certificate of Management. The latter articulates with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration and the MBA.

n David Plowman, The Graduate School of Management, The University of WA.

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