New business courses at Charles Darwin University are helping managers throughout the Territory deal with common workplace issues – and the results are showing.
One of the courses is The New Supervisor. Aaron Blasch, Operations Manager at Buslink Darwin was one of the first to complete the short course in 2005.
“I am constantly liaising with schools, government organisations, industry bodies and our staff and drivers. I am dealing with people of all ages and backgrounds, so it is critical that my communication is professional and efficient,” Mr Blasch said.
“These courses allow you to reflect on your skills and concentrate on refining your communication techniques away from the busy environment of a workplace.”
Mr Blasch encouraged others who may have recently moved into a managerial role, especially younger people who may have moved from being a ‘worker’ to a manager, to enrol in the courses.
“I would like to develop my performance as a manager further as it is invaluable to be able to deal with any situation as it arises, and the courses give you the tools to achieve this,” he said.
The one and two day courses are run by the Australian Institute of Management and are being delivered at CDU throughout March and April. For more information and online enrolment go to www.cdu.edu.au/aim or contact Peter Vincent 08 8946 6065.