New courses at TAFE NSW Nowra are set to boost the regional economy by upskilling the leadership abilities of current and emerging managers at local businesses, community groups and government agencies.
The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management courses will be offered in a face-to-face workshop program in August.
The first course, which starts on August 16, is already full but enrolments are being taken for the second course which starts on August 23.
The face-to-face workshop model has been especially designed for organisations looking to support professional development of their future leaders and build organisational capability in core leadership skills.
Teacher Rosalie Whitington said the new courses aimed to support business growth by helping local leaders meet modern economic and social challenges, including handling difficult conversations and improving team dynamics.
“We’re teaching skills such as emotional intelligence and innovation so leaders can realise their potential, gain confidence, and be better equipped for today’s management environment,” she said.
“The demand for this training reflects a desire by employers to grow their operations by enabling managers to improve their leadership skills and support the creation of high-performing teams – which leads to a stronger economy and greater job opportunities for the community.”
The courses are supported by online tutorials and a delivery schedule that considers school holidays and work-life balance.
They teach a range of core and specialty units that will help leaders to improve their skills in fields such as management, communication and critical thinking, with a strong focus on personal health and wellbeing.
New student Donna Newell, who is the licensee of LJ Hooker real estate at Bateman’s Bay, completed the first workshop stream in Leadership at Work and has already implemented some of the knowledge she gained at her workplace.
“The face-to-face workshop program gave me the opportunity to hone my communication skills and gain valuable insights into leadership and management concepts,” she said.
“I now have the confidence to use my authentic leadership style to encourage and include all members of my team, regardless of experience, age, or background.
“It’s a pleasure to see how they in turn grow and flourish.”
For more information, visit tafensw.edu.au.