Thu 10 May 2018 - Thu 10 May 2018

09:00 - 17:00

16 spots remaining.

Thu 27 Sep 2018 - Thu 27 Sep 2018

09:00 - 17:00

16 spots remaining.

While a general presentation may deliver a message a powerful presentation stays with an audience - motivating and commanding attention. Being able to present a powerful presentation that resonates with your audience or moves them to action is critical to career success. Learn how to design and confidently deliver powerful presentations in this highly interactive course, that caters to all skill levels.

Course outline

  • What makes a presentation powerful
  • Presentation design: How to structure a dynamic presentation 
  • Defining the type of presentation that best suits your purpose 
  • Presentation delivery: Techniques to be a confident speaker/presenter 
  • How to know what your audience wants and needs
  • Engaging with and managing your audience
  • Being creative with visual aids

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Create and design powerful well-structured presentations 
  • Deliver a presentation with confidence and credibility
  • Use PowerPoint to engage and not distract your audience

Who should enrol

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to adopt practical strategies to improve their confidence and create a presentation that inspires, motivates and takes their audience on a journey.

Mon 07 May 2018 - Mon 07 May 2018

09:00 - 17:00

15 spots remaining.

Discover the keys to producing and managing successful events. Explore the perfect format for your event or conference to managing timelines, critical paths, budgets, marketing and numerous stakeholders - venues, delegates, committees and more!

 Course outline

  • Parliament House case study: Using Parliament House, and its complexities, learn all the steps required to produce and manage an event
  • Selecting the perfect event and conference format
  • Key event elements: Critical paths, budgets, food and beverage selection, venue selection and negotiations, managing on-site and key stakeholders

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should have:

  • A basic understanding of the stages and processes of organising a successful event
  • An understanding of the various terminologies involved with event management
  • Ability to identify the key elements and issues when organising an event

Who should enrol

People who are interested in learning how to manage an event or assist the in-house event team where they work. All organisations hold events of varying levels of complexity and this course focuses on the fundamental arrangements which are common to most.

Presenter

Narelle Ryan is one of Australia’s leading event managers with vast experience managing small meetings through to large global events. Some career highlights include the Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting (CHOGRM); Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) conferences in Sydney and Rio de Janeiro; America’s Cup campaigns in Australia and California; Rupert Murdoch’s conference on Hayman Island for the heads of his global operations and the Motion Picture Export Association of America’s conference for 500 producers and directors.

Mon 18 Jun 2018 - Tue 19 Jun 2018

09:30 - 17:00

2 Sessions
9 spots remaining.

Mon 19 Nov 2018 - Tue 20 Nov 2018

09:30 - 17:00

2 Sessions
10 spots remaining.

Data can enhance our understanding of the world and provide guidance to decision making. But data can also mislead and confuse. The purpose of this course is to help you develop your 'data sense' and 'data literacy' to better manage, analyse, discover and communicate critical insights derived from your data.

Course outline

Day 1

  • Session 1: Data source, data collection and data management
  • Session 2: Methods and tools for summarising and analysing data
  • Session 3: Practical exercise I

Day 2

  • Session 4: Communicate with your data.
  • Session 5: Data presentation and visualization.
  • Session 6: Practical exercise II

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • identify the data source and understand general data management principles
  • identify the communication needs in the use of data
  • understand general design principles behind data visualisation
  • read and interpret quantitative graphs

Who should enrol

This course is aimed at professional's with a need to enhance their literacy and analytical skills in the management, usage and interpretation of data. If you are someone who works with a range of data and are seeking more effective utilisations of this information asset then this course is for you. Students are welcome to bring their own data for hands-on practical learning. Alternatively, you may wish to bring data from open sources such as data.gov.au


Tue 27 Mar 2018 - Tue 27 Mar 2018

09:00 - 17:00

1 Session
16 spots remaining.

Communication in the work place plays a vital role in the success of the individual, team and organisation. Effective communication positively impacts work place relationships and outcomes. Avoiding the pitfalls of poor listening, unclear directions, assumptions, or unclear emails is critical in developing excellent work place communication.  Learn how to improve your communication skills so that others want to hear what you have to say! Identify your work place communication strengths and weaknesses and create a personal strategy that takes your communication skills to the next level. 

Course outline

This participate course explores:

  • why is communication so challenging
  • your communication strengths and weaknesses
  • what is good listening and how to effectively listen
  • how to communicate so people want to listen to you
  • discover your workplace communication strategy
  • effective communication within the workplace
  • mindful communication via email
  • adjusting to different personality types or communicate to your audience
  • how to develop and deliver succinct communication – less is more
  • role of confidence and assertion
  • creating rapport, use of voice, body language and other visuals
  • your personal Communications Improvement Plan

This course provides techniques that can improve your communication skills:

  • across all levels of your organisation
  • with internal and external clients
  • in interviews and meetings
  • when presenting

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course,you should be able to:

  • identify elements of good communication
  • recognize internal communication strategy
  • develop workplace communication skills to a higher level
  • provide concise information
  • improve work relationships
  • develop a personal Communication Improvement Plan

Who should enrol

Public, private and community sector leaders and staff wanting to improve their personal, team or organisational communication skills.