Registering for a professional development module takes courage. Coming to a workshop day with others, contributing to the discussion and doing the learning activities can take many people out of their comfort zones.
For those wanting to advance their career into leadership, there comes a time when their technical abilities alone will not get them to the next stage.
There can be several different reasons to develop a leadership program. If your objective is to develop a pipeline of leaders ready to step up to executive roles, it is worth the investment of time to consider the potential of those who seem likely contenders. What do you look for?
Ella Hingston participated in the Enterprise Leadership: Leading Self and Others course. How did this help her in her role as an Infrastructure Asset Management Engineer in the Mining and Resources Sector?
When Meg was awarded a career boost scholarship, she recognised the opportunity and looked for study that complemented her on-the-job experience and enhanced her career potential.
Simon Ives reflects on his experience with the Enterprise Leadership: Leading Self and Others course, and how he is applying what he has learned to his job in the Engineering, Mining and Resources sector.
When considering professional development, the contemporary worker is looking for flexibility and pathways to higher levels of learning. Through QUTs Enterprise Leadership offering, Esther Murphy, a manager at Brisbane City Council, was able to complete professional development modules in areas of most relevance to her.
Ryan McKergow has had his fair share of one-the-job learning, and trial and error, but recognised that with his new role, he needed new leadership skills, and he needed them quickly.
Many believe that study toward an academic qualification is something beyond their capabilities. They think university study will be too hard and something they can’t fit in around their busy work roles. This was true of Bronwyn Morris, Program Services Coordinator, here at the Graduate School of Business, QUT. The flexibility of the Enterprise Leadership program helped Bronwyn to ease into university study and achieve her dream.
It is wonderful to hear from Katie Bickerton that her experience in Enterprise Leadership has given her the skills to make a stronger contribution to her organisation.