Our Experience in this area
 

Since the beginning of 2003 (and as recently as April 2004) Nick has developed and delivered a number of 2-day and 1-day programs in Leadership and Supervision Skills for staff at AusAID . These programs have been developed specifically for both central office staff and staff at AusAID posts; and include components on Leadership, Characteristics of Effective Teams, Communication in a Cross-cultural Environment, Negotiation Skills, and Performance Management.

In late 2003 Nick conducted this program on three separate occasions for AusAID in Port Moresby , Papua New Guinea . Both programs were very successful and were considered particularly relevant to the needs of locally engaged AusAID staff in Port Moresby . The programs included a number of case studies and role-play exercises developed specifically for the cultural context and day-to-day operational concerns of the participants.

In July/August 2004 he conducted three 2-day programs in Working With People (working with colleagues and clients) for AusAID and NZAID staff at Port Moresby . Again, all three programs were very successful – with ‘team building' as well as training benefits identified.

In October 2004 he conducted a 5-day program Working in Teams for AusAID staff in Dili, East Timor . As with the PNG programs, this program included a wide range of case studies and role-play exercises specifically tailored to the needs of AusAID in Dili.

Since late 2000 (and as recently as June 2005) he has conducted two or three half day workshops per year on Strategic Thinking for senior investigative officers from Australia and overseas at the Management of Serious Crime conference conducted by the Australian Federal Police . This process has involved scenario planning, including the development of scenarios on the topics such as The War on Drugs and International Terrorism .

In May 2005 he was invited to conduct this program for the International Management of Serious Crime (IMOSC) conference conducted in Singapore jointly by the Australian Federal Police and the Singapore Police Force . Participants were from various law enforcement agencies in Australia , China , Singapore , Malaysia , China , Myanmar , Laos and the Philippines . The program was very well received, and he has been invited to conduct the same workshop for IMOSC in Samarang , Indonesia in September 2005.

In September and October 2005 he has been contracted by the Department of Finance and Administration to conduct a series of 1-day Strategic Thinking workshops for personal and electoral staff of Ministers of Parliament throughout Australia .

In September 2005 he will be conducting a 1-day Strategic Thinking program for the NSW branch of the Australian Public Service Commission.

In November 2004 he conducted a 3-hour workshop in Strategic and Lateral Thinking for participants in the Advanced Counter Terrorism Investigations Program of the Australian Federal Police . He will be conducting a further such program for ACTIP in early 2005.

From 2002 onwards he has conducted several half-day workshops on Strategic Thinking for the Australian Securities & Investment Commission, on each occasion as part of their Financial Crimes Investigation Management conference. This process has involved scenario planning, including the development of scenarios on the topics such as Electronic Crime and Identity Theft.

Since 1999 (and as recently as April 2004) Nick has developed and conducted a number of Introduction to Team Leadership workshops (two days each) for new supervisors and middle management staff at the Department of the House of Representatives .

In April 2004 he conducted a 2-day Supervision Skills workshop for Security Staff in the Department of Parliamentary Services. This program was tailored to the particular needs of security supervisors.

In May 2003 Nick developed and delivered a one-day program in Negotiation Skills for staff at AusAID (all were from the South Pacific region). The program included a component on Negotiation in a Crosscultural Environment.

In 2003/2004 Nick developed and delivered two half-day workshop in Managing Change for senior investigative officers from Australia and overseas at the Management of Serious Crime conference conducted by the Australian Federal Police .

In early 2003 Nick developed and delivered a 3-hour workshop entitled Achieving Results Through Your Team for a group of general practitioners and practice management staff. This workshop was conducted through The Lipitor Institute for the annual divisional conference of the Capricornia Division of General Practice.

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