IPWEA have recognised that employees often do not have much time to attend training and/or struggle to travel to attend. A set of soft skills have been created to enable professional to attend online for a short period but still gaining the skills necessary:

 

 

 

 

This course covers how managers and supervisors can assess and manage the broader types risks to councils in the implementation of council programmes and works. Organisations do not operate in isolation. From the moment of a project’s inception, councils will start to attract all types of risk and must act in accordance with the law. Managing risk is a coordinated set of activities and methods that are used to control the many risks, positive or negative, that can affect council’s ability to achieve its planned objectives. This course applies to individuals who require a broad knowledge of risk analysis that goes beyond just workplace health and safety and who contribute to creating solutions to unpredictable project problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources.

 

 

 

 

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to manage the performance of staff who report directly to a supervisor or manager. It applies to individuals who manage people. It covers work allocation and the methods to review performance, reward excellence and provide feedback where there is a need for improvement. It shows the link between performance management, performance development and reinforces both functions as a key requirement for effective managers in the development of key performance indicators and standards, while providing regular and timely coaching and feedback as the basis for performance management.

 

 

 

 

This course goes beyond the basics of making presentations and delivers on the key skills for influencing and adding impact at ministerial or council briefings, in the boardroom and council chambers, at conferences, to the media or general public, to your team or at group meetings. This course is for those leaders or emerging leaders who want to make an impact whenever they talk in front of a group of people. 

 

 

 

 

The ability to manage conflict in the workplace is undoubtedly one of the most important skills a leader needs to possess. This course introduces new and experienced leaders to the principles and practices that underpin identifying and managing conflict in the workplace. It includes how to identify and assess various conflict-causing situations, implementing strategies to resolve that conflict, and how to monitor any ongoing conflict situations. It is relevant to those leaders who contribute to monitoring and guiding the activities of others in organisations in situations where there may be conflict between individuals or groups.

 

 

 

 

This course describes the basics of the skills and knowledge required to monitor and obtain feedback on own work performance and access learning opportunities for your own professional development. This course applies to leaders who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work.

 

 

 

 

This course and the below courses go beyond the basics of making presentations and delivers on the key skills for influencing and adding impact at ministerial or council briefings, in the boardroom and council chambers, at conferences, to the media or general public, to your team or at group meetings. This course is for those leaders or emerging leaders who want to make an impact whenever they talk in front of a group of people. 

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All soft skill workshops are delivered by Colin Emerson.

Colin Emerson is a leader leadership and organisational strategist, educator and coach with over 36 years of leadership, business, government, banking, speaking, training and customer service experience. He holds an MBA, with a focus on leader and leadership development.

Colin has delivered over 1,000 seminars, speaking engagements and workshops for leading businesses, training institutions and local governments in Australia, New Zealand and USA. Since 2010, when he commenced working with IPWEA NSW, he has developed and delivered technical and leadership workshops for the local government, corporate and private civil construction sectors, including for some of Sydney’s current major civil projects.

The knowledge, experiences and professionalism gained in his 36 years of leading and managing organisations at a state or national level ensure that your training is not just theory; he shares his experiences that have been lived, good or not so good, and engages with your own experiences to ensure your learning outcomes are relevant, practical and useable when you return to the reality of your work world.