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Partnership leads to leadership excellence across community sectors

Twelve graduates recently celebrated the completion of the Diploma of Management. Offered through a partnership between Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV), The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, and Fundamental Training and Development, the course ran from July 2013 to July 2014.

Standing: Adam LeGood (Fundamental Training and Development), Rabia Sikander (Connections Uniting Care), Linda Bradley (Sacred Heart Mission), Chris Middendorp (Sacred Heart Mission), Anita Baricevic (MIND Australia), Nicky Van Dyk (WISE Employment), Moira Kairys (The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare), and Keith Simpson (ERMHA).
Sitting: John Katsourakis (Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria), Voula Hosemans (cohealth), and Juanita Davis (The Salvation Army).

The graduates gained competence in time management, project management, budgets and financial plans, managing people performance, quality and continuous improvement, change management, safety in the workplace and leading teams.

In gaining the qualification the participants undertook workplace projects to apply these new competencies. These projects included: designing, developing and publishing a case management information package in client friendly language in line with DoH and National Mental Health Standards; developing and implementing a professional development calendar for South East Family Services Alliance; and planning, developing and implementing the Optimal Health Program pilot in the Inner South metropolitan region.

Registrations are now open for the next Diploma of Management program, scheduled for February 2015.  This qualification can also be provided to a group of managers and leaders within an organisation or region.  For further information please visit the  Centre for Excellence Website or contact us on  96141577


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