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Here’s Why Top Australian Companies Invest in Training

By |January 9th, 2020|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Is it coincidental that Australia’s most progressive companies spend as much as 10 to 20 percent of their annual payroll on training? Not at all. There is a definite link between business success and the employer's attitude towards Nationally recognized training. It pays to train! Training is an investment in the immediate future. It's not just an overhead cost! As well known American seminar speaker, Tom Hopkins is oft to say, "No train ... no gain”. High-performance businesses are twice as likely to train the owners and managers and to train twice as many employees as low-performance businesses. No matter what the industry or the size of your business, both international and national research shows that training brings direct benefits to business - Increased: performance profits - a positive return on investment - of more than 30 percent - "money in the bank" productivity – greater output. People who receive [...]

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How training keeps you competitive

By |January 9th, 2020|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Industries are constantly changing with technology, system updates, legislation, etc. To ensure you stay on top of these changes and even lead the way, training is essential. By encouraging your employees to partake in recognised training that is constantly updated and renewed, your business will be kept up-to-date with the latest developments. Some benefits include: Business Opportunities If your staff are acquiring new skills within the industry, they will be more prepared to offer ideas, suggestions and develop new innovative systems or structures. This gives businesses a competitive edge by: Increasing employee productivity Equipping employees to take on a greater variety of work, allowing the business to expand Meeting business objectives more efficiently Technology Many organisations rely on various technology to run efficiently. If employees do not know how that technology is developing, then the business is left behind. Training encourages awareness of changing technology and equips employees to use [...]

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How to Safeguard People’s Privacy

By |June 24th, 2015|School of Business, School of Management, Soft Skills|

The exponential growth of the Internet and electronic facilities has heightened concerns about people’s privacy. Some governments have tried to address the problem by introducing new privacy laws. Australian legislation in 2001, for example, required most businesses to rethink how they collect and use information about clients and customers. Even if you’re not affected by formal legislation at this stage, it is in your own interests (and those of others) to review the way information is collected and used in your organisation... 1. Review how you collect and use data in your business. Most difficulties associated with the expected use of personal information can be overcome by obtaining individuals’ consents when any information is collected. The main privacy concern for most people is whether and how their information is being accessed by organisations other than the one undertaking the collection. Be open about planned usage. If, for example, information being [...]

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Energising Employees

By |May 15th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Schools, Soft Skills, Uncategorized|

Why do employees need to be energised? Shouldn’t they be responsible to do that for themselves? Managers and employers are becoming more and more aware that energising employees benefits, not only the employee, but the whole company or organisation. If the working team are motivated and feel supported by their bosses, nothing can stand in their way! Here are 6 reasons where energising may need to occur and why: If the company has recently experienced downsizing and severe organisational change, employees may feel unsettled and insecure about their positions. This could cause them to be less productive than possible. Ensure you create an environment that rebuilds trust and empowers those who are still working at the organisation. They will be re-energised and ready to progress. Employees today, because of generational differences, prefer to be more self-directed rather and autonomous rather than constantly directed and managed. If you allow your employees [...]

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Learn How to Criticise Other People Constructively in 8 Steps

By |May 11th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Short Courses|

No-one likes to be criticised - even justified criticism has the potential to demoralise. But sometimes managers have no other choice; indeed, not critising errant behaviour is often worse than criticising it. But you can criticise staff so that they actually feel good when you’ve flnished. It’s a very complex management skill that can be learned, particularly if you view criticism as an investment in a colleague’s future... 1. Know when and where to criticise. Criticism should follow errant behaviour as soon as possible, while the experience is fresh in the transgressor’s mind and before anxieties begin to fester or the mistake is repeated. Except in emergencies, such as when a factory worker endangers the life of others, criticise in private, where interruptions can be minimised. If possible, allow for a second contact later in the day, when you can show by your amicability that your regard for the individual [...]

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Develop a Business Plan Today

By |April 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

A strategic plan is the ‘where’ of the planning process - where you plan to be at some point in the future. The ‘how’ is the business plan - how you are going to achieve the 'where' of the strategic plan. The business plan usually focuses on a 12 to 18 month period, setting out in operational terms what must be done. Again, the planning process and the commitment to it are the keys. Here are the main steps in the business-planning process... 1. Consider adopting a strategic approach. A useful strategic approach to adopt in drafting a business plan is to see the plan as comprising three main sections - the NOW analysis, the WHERE analysis, and the HOW elements of the plan… The NOW analysis outlines where the organisation is now and would consist of a business diagnostic or situational analysis. The WHERE analysis contains essential information linking [...]

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8 Easy Tips to Help You Get Rid of Your Bad Habits

By |April 27th, 2015|Qualifications Diploma, Resources, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Short Courses, Soft Skills, Training, Uncategorized|

Habits get a ‘bad’ name when those dispositions to act in a certain way have negative effects on you and others. Consistently being late for meetings, for example, becomes a bad habit when your reputation is damaged and those with whom you are scheduled to meet are adversely affected. Getting rid of bad habits is rarely a straightforward process. If bad habits - smoking, procrastination, perfectionism, gambling, time-wasting, and the like - are getting in the way of the achievement of your life and career goals, here are some key considerations... 1. Decide which habits you seriously want to change. Acknowledging that you have bad habits because others say so won’t change you for the better in the long term. Through embarrassment, you may clean up your messy desk because your colleague comments on it, but it will soon get messy again unless you change your behavior. Ultimately, you will [...]

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Career Development

By |March 20th, 2015|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Short Courses, Soft Skills, Training, Workshops|

What is Career Development? We hear the words ‘career development’ spoken all the time, but what does it actually mean? A simple, yet concise definition of career development is the intentional and proactive planning and execution of steps towards your desired career goals. At Global Training Institute we want to see people achieve their career goals by helping them gain qualifications so that they have the options to progress within their industry. By recognizing the skills one has achieved through their work experience, we can fast-track their qualification so that their experience is formalised. But why is Career Development important? Why should someone care about their career? Career development planning and execution helps you to regularly take a step back and assess where you currently are in relation to where you are heading. It eliminates the possibility of ‘going with the flow’ and allowing months and years to slip away from [...]

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How to Beat the Monday-Morning Blues #2

By |March 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In our previous blog we stated 6 ways to make returning to work each week more enjoyable, here are some more tips! Your 'Mondays Blues' can be quickly changed with just a few adjustments! 7. Exercise on Monday morning. Before heading off to work on Monday morning, jog around the block, or try some exercises. Bring some zest back into your life. Keep your body fit so that your emotions and your body don't become drags on your mind. 8. Get up early on Mondays. If you sleep in on Monday mornings, you will only be adding to your misery. Rise early, exercise, have breakfast, read the paper, and snap yourself into the routine of the coming week. 9. Schedule interesting meetings for Monday mornings. Good company and stimulating conversation can lift your spirits. If you want to start the week well, schedule a meeting with interesting colleagues. 10. Avoid [...]

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How to Beat the Monday-Morning Blues

By |March 16th, 2015|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Short Courses, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training, Workshops|

A productive, happy, and effective day is usually achieved by starting out fast and peppy in the morning. Unfortunately, the day is often lost to many of us even before we get out of bed: we self-destruct as soon as we wake up, dreading the thought of having to go to work. For most people, Monday mornings in particular can be the most difficult time of all. If you have trouble getting started each week, here is some timely advice on beating those Monday morning blues... 1. Finish as many jobs as possible on Friday. If you finish as many tasks as you can before the weekend, you will feel much better knowing that these matters are not hanging over for Monday morning. 2. Tidy up your office before leaving on Friday evening Never arrive on Monday morning to find the cluttered remnants of the previous week's work. 3. Get [...]

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Work Teams: Tips and Hints

By |June 20th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, School of Business, School of Management|

To end this week's focus on Work Teams and building effective team in the workplace, here are some final thoughts, tips and hints for you to take advantage of! People are important The success of the Japanese management philosophy kaizen, or continuous improvement, helped Western business to rethink the traditional industrial-age organisation. Kaizen is based on viewing the company as a team striving, with the full participation of the rank-and-file, to continuously improve the organisation. One of the architects of this philosophy was an American, the legendary W Edwards Deming. Upon his return to the United States, Deming was asked what the Japanese had taught him. Without looking up from his dinner, he replied: 'People are important.' Harvey Robbins & Michael Finley in Why Teams Don't Work.   A team in decline Something is wrong in your administrative team or work group if individuals who have normally been supportive and reasonable [...]

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How to Form Work Teams

By |June 16th, 2014|Leadership|

There is no 'I' in 'T-E-A-M'. A team is made up of people with complementary skills, committed to a common purpose and performance goals, and an approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. They may be established ad hoc as project teams or as more permanent work groups. Although most teams can outperform individual people, it's the ‘people issues’ that cause most of the problems. So when you believe a team is required in your workplace, consider these points... 1. Establish clear, achievable goals. One of the main reasons for the failure of teams is that they don't know where they’re going or why they’ve been formed. A team works best when members clearly understand its purpose and its goals. 2. Set a clear plan. Having formed a team for a specific purpose and made that purpose clear, the next step in the process is to ensure that the team is [...]

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SatNav’s!

By |June 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Shane has purchased himself a new TOM TOM this month so that he doesn’t get lost when going to visit students out on site – his maps needed updating.  This then reminded me of the following Joke – enjoy the following poem: Satnav I have a little Satnav It sits there in my car A Satnav is a driver's friend It tells you where you are I have a little Satnav I've had it all my life It does more than the normal one My Satnav is my wife It gives me full instructions On exactly how to drive "It's  SIXTY KILOMETERS an hour" it says “And you're doing SIXTY FIVE It tells me when to stop and start And when to use the brake And tells me that it's never ever Safe to overtake It tells me when a light is red And when it goes to green It [...]

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December Offer! FREE Career Planning Session!

By |May 22nd, 2014|Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Training|

There is nothing worse than being stuck in a job under appreciated and under paid. So this month at Global Training Institute we are giving you the opportunity to make a step in the right direction. Enrol in any Qualification today and you will also receive a FREE Career Planning Session Valued at $279. Without purposeful Career Planning you end up coasting along with no particular direction, and find yourself somewhere you didn't intend to be.  Career Planning helps you reach your goals and map out a course of action. Once you realise your ambitions and what is truly important to you, then you can decide where you want to go. Career Planning helps you think about : What you are currently doing Where you would like to be and what you would like to do What else you need to learn Often a Qualification is that needed bridge to [...]

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Tips to Uncovering Bullying in the Workplace

By |May 16th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

It's easy to turn a blind eye as a manager to situations such as workplace bullying, but you cannot afford to let your employees , or yourself experience these types of situations at work. Here is some interested findings, research and tips to help you as a manager become more aware of this issue.  Research says Noteworthy examples of workplace bullying have included: A mechanic suffered stomach cramps after a co-worker put fuel in his morning coffee. An employer forced a finance consultant to write nightly reports, only to rip them up in front of him each day. A woman continually received threats to have her ‘pack-raped, videotaped, and uploaded on the Web’. A teacher was ‘subjected to physical attack annually, verbal abuse daily, sexual harassment weekly, and property theft regularly’. A country-based female police officer, out of favour with her boss, was told to escort a body across the [...]

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Valuing Training in the Workplace

By |March 24th, 2014|Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Training|

Organisations that place a high value on training their employees are often the most successful and thriving companies. The organisation reaps the rewards of better skilled/trained workers who are more versatile and innovative, while employees enjoy the opportunity, and privilege, of up-skilling, networking, being challenged with new ideas, and more. Employees appreciate the opportunity to do something out of their normal routine that stimulates their thinking in a new way and formalises the skills they are developing in their everyday jobs. Training only increases employee motivation and inspires them to take on more responsibility and challenges. Whether your organisation needs training in Business, Management, Project Management or Civil Construction, we can help! Introducing one of our graduates Rod Caldicott who completed the Diploma of Management with us. Hear about how this qualification has benefited him in many areas. Maybe this type of training will also assist your employees [...]

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Becoming a better leader Pt 2.

By |March 14th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Happy Friday! Below are our last few tips for you on becoming a great leader. Tell us what you think! What makes a leader? Fred Fiedler argues that leadership is not something we can generalise about. It is a relationship between one person and other individuals with whom that person interacts. 'A person might be a brilliant leader in one situation and ineffective in another,' he says. 'General George Patton was a very effective combat tank division commander, but I think he'd have trouble leading my local school's Parent Teacher Association. And many good PTA chairmen might not make very good tank division commanders.' Effective leadership is really judged by the interaction between the leader's personality - what he or she brings to the situation - and the degree to which the situation gives the leader control and influence, he concludes. Our leadership moment "Leadership is a consensual task, a [...]

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Becoming a great leader

By |March 12th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

On Monday we discussed how you can become a leader. So over the next couple of days, we are going to equip you with a few more hints, tips and strategies for becoming the most influential leader you can be. It's a fact Do you know why geese fly in that characteristic V-formation, honking their way over thousands of kilometres to a warmer destination? Consider these fascinating observations - which can have meaning for perceptive leaders: Leadership upfront is rotated. When the lead goose gets tired, it swaps the point position with a goose in the V-formation. By flying as a team, the geese help each other by creating an upward air current for one another. Each flap of the wings literally creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. In fact, someone has estimated that by helping each other in this way, the flock gets 71 per cent greater [...]

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How to become a leader

By |March 10th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who are 'born with it'. Although leadership relies on some inherited characteristics, it also depends on training and experience. Indeed, many of the traits and abilities that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. If you link those traits with an essential desire to achieve, nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. You may even become a great leader. This ten-point program will get you started... 1. Believe that you can become a leader. Leadership is a function; it is something that a person does, a set of skills - and any skill can be learned, strengthened, and enhanced. Not all leaders are 'born leaders'; and leadership is certainly not just a group of personality traits. The leader lives within each of us. So acknowledge that leadership begins with your own belief in yourself. 2. Be sure you have a burning [...]

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How to get the Most out of a Conference, Seminar, or Workshop

By |February 28th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

To stay on top of your career and ahead of your competition, you have to make learning a lifelong, ongoing process. Conferences, seminars, and workshops are acknowledged forms of training, information-gathering, and networking. They are usually short, practical, and up to the minute. But such events must be more than just a day away from the office. If you want to take full advantage of these opportunities to invest in yourself, you’ll need to be aware of the following advice... 1. Prepare yourself beforehand. Your attendance and participation are investments in yourself, so don’t leave preparation to the last minute or allow ‘emergencies’ to limit your pre-event preparation… Study the agenda, and focus on what you want to get out of the event. Talk to your boss about the program and find out whether there is information you should concentrate on. Do any pre-reading, recommended or otherwise, that will increase your [...]

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