Executive Development Course The Australian Institute of Management will hold a five-day program for mid-level managers and technical professionals wishing to update their skills. This is a nationally recognised program that welcomes participants from both, public and private sectors. The first program runs from August 18-22. The program fee starts from $2,695 per person for professional members and extends to $3,234 for the public. For more information or to book, go to www.aimwa.com/training. Mid West resources forum: opportunities now The region’s leading forum on mining in the Mid West. With presentations exploring supply chain models, procurement options, infrastructure challenges, as well as exhibitions and project updates. Speakers include WA premier, Alan Carpenter, and Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Ken Scully. To be held from on Wednesday August 27 from 8:30am to 6pm at the Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton. Tickets $135 MWCCI members/$170 non-members. Book online at www.mwcci.com.au. Is Western Australia ready for the slowdown in China? Featuring Bill Evans, general manager economics at Westpac Banking Corporation. China is currently challenged by a US recession, record food and oil prices and an unstable financial system. How will we be able to maintain our stellar growth? Taking place at 11am-2:15 pm on September 2 at the Grand Ballroom, Burswood Entertainment Complex, ph 0402 344 352, email email@example.com. How to inspire, motivate and lead sales professionals Based on the leadership and motivational principles developed by Dale Carnegie, the two-day program promises to show you how to pump up your team and articulate the difference between a workplace manager and a leader. The event includes training on how to deliver a talk, build trust within a team, coach top performers and run effective meetings. It will take place on August 21 and 28 from 9am-4pm both days at the Dale Carnegie Centre, 2 Mackie Street Victoria Park. Tickets are $795 per person and $748 per person for groups of five or more. Ph 08 9470 5096, email firstname.lastname@example.org.