Are you HR-ready for the new shape of work?

 

It’s no secret, the world of work has changed. Now is your opportunity to identify skills gaps in your teams and the Human Resources function as a whole. It’s the perfect chance to upskill and reskill teams and springboard your organisational transformation. 

 

No travel? No worries! 

All of our workshops are delivered online through small, targeted virtual classes. Led by a subject matter expert, the sessions are interactive, designed to help you develop practical skills, understand methodologies and hone in on the questions to tailor solutions for your role.  

 

Virtual workshops

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Virtual workshops and programs

 

 

Explore themes and courses. Select the virtual workshop or program that's right for you and your organisation and register today!

 

HR specialist workshops

Using data to drive longer-term workforce planning.

 

 

Rewards, tools and methodologies workshops

Understanding the latest workforce trends to make remuneration decisions.

 

Leadership and change workshops

Preparing leaders to create an agile and thriving workforce.

 

 

    


HR specialist workshops

  • Data and analytics for strategic workforce planning

     

    Data and analytics for strategic workforce planning

    Three online half-day sessions

    AUD $2,860 Inc GST

     

    Most HR and corporate management teams recognise the value of workforce metrics and analytics, yet many struggle with developing a plan and a measure of growth specific to their business priorities. How can you identify if talent is working in the best role and location? Learn and apply the best practices in the design of human resource metrics. 

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Interpret an Internal Labour Map (ILM) that shows the talent in, up and out of an organisation.
    • Learn about the data-dialogue-action framework to develop powerful stories with your data.
    • Identify who owns each step of the strategic workforce planning process.
    • Understand how to effectively introduce workforce planning to your organisation.
    • Develop an action plan to implement data-driven workforce planning.

     

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  • Agile organisation design

     

    Agile organisation design

    Two online half-day sessions

    AUD $1,430 Inc GST

     

    To meet the changing needs of the market and stay competitive, companies need a well-crafted organisation structure to be nimble in adapting to varying circumstances. What skills and talent structures are needed to tap into new opportunities? Understand how you can effectively design the structure that would best support your business model in a dynamic world with fast-changing movements.

    This workshop will provide you with practical tools, processes, design insights and benchmarking data across public and private sectors.  

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Develop clear understanding of end-to-end organisation design/redesign processes.
    • Understand different design options and their suitability to support strategic business objectives.
    • Highlight the importance of stakeholder management through the organisation design and change process.
    • Develop approaches through practical tools to apply immediately in your role.

     

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  • Influencing without authority

     

    Influencing without authority

    Get in touch to learn how we can tailor this program for you. 

     

    Employees often face competing priorities. Inundated with deadlines, time and effort are the most critical resources. How can you communicate effectively to your stakeholders? Learn how to build credibility and form trusting relationships by identifying your key stakeholders and different communication styles. 

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Understand the practical application of the strategic workforce planning process.
    • Develop and personalise an action plan to guide your development as an integral stakeholder in your network.
    • Learn the various communication styles to deliver information more effectively and to connect with others.

     

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  • Strategic partnering for HR

     

    Strategic partnering for HR

    Get in touch to learn how we can tailor this program for you. 

     

    As part of the HR team, working closely to support HR leaders makes a real difference in achieving the bottom-line and sustainable results. Add value as the HR support on gaining clarity on the roles of HR business partners, experts and service professionals. 

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Learn to balance the transactional, tactical and strategic demands of the business handshake with HR.
    • Read the room, anticipate and learn how to manage potential conflict situations using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Handling Modes instrument.
    • Benchmark your organisation’s performance with best-practice HR industry competencies, and gain insight on personal strengths and development priorities.
    • Learn to drive consensus and action through HR data to tell compelling business stories.

     

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  • Strategic talent management

     

    Strategic talent management

    Get in touch to learn how we can tailor this program for you. 

     

    Talent is a key driver of economic growth – it’s a critical source of competitive advantage. Yet, making effective people decisions remains a challenge for managers.

    Engaging through a live board game, the workshop stimulates realistic choices and consequences faced when making talent decisions. HR business partners witness training rooms that come alive with fast-paced action, fun, spirited competition, teamwork and laughter. This hands-on planning segues to peer coaching for immediate application following the session. 

     

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Rewards, tools and methodologies workshops

  • Advanced total reward strategy

     

    Advanced total reward strategy

    Three online half-day sessions

    AUD $2,860 Inc GST

     

    What attracts key talent to your organisation? With relevant trends and data insights, navigate the different rewards strategies and benefit combinations. Learn how to develop practical rewards strategies aligned with your business goals. 

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Develop the skills to improve your existing total rewards program.
    • Unpack case studies to gain a practical understanding of the issues involved with setting up a dynamic rewards program and key issues to look out for.
    • Highlight data on latest trends and use templates to help you establish a comprehensive and unique program in-line with your organisational strategy.

     

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  • Introduction to HR rewards & benefits

     

    Introduction to HR rewards & benefits

    Two online half-day sessions

    AUD $1,430 Inc GST

     

    Getting started in rewards? Learn the basics to remuneration and benefits, including how they’re developed and managed. This foundation workshop outlines the guiding principles for organisations to develop effective benefits strategies. 

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Develop confidence in analysing and interpreting remuneration survey results.
    • Learn how to interpret organisation performance data alongside economic and market context.
    • Assess internal benefits against market benchmarks and make informed decisions about improving benefit policies.
    • Discover a clear and practical path to create effective benefits strategies.

     

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  • Excel for remuneration

     

    Excel for remuneration

    Get in touch to learn how we can tailor this program for you. 

     

    Turning performance data into meaningful information is critical for making important business decisions. Excel is a powerful tool to segment data, to perform calculations, and to pull insights to identify opportunities. This workshop will equip you with the skills required to perform remuneration reviews in Excel. 

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Learn over 15 formulas and shortcuts to prepare accurate remuneration reviews.
    • Understand how to format source data from payroll.
    • Compare incumbent information to market data on both a position match and position class basis.
    • Make basic comparisons of remuneration by department, gender, etc.
    • Calculate compa-ratios and additional costs associated with pay increases.

     

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  • International Position Evaluation (IPE & EIPE)

     

    International Position Evaluation (IPE & EIPE)

    Three online half-day sessions

    AUD $2,750 Inc GST

     

    This workshop is relevant to organisations subscribed to the Mercer IPE methodology.

    Explore new and streamlined ways of job evaluations with the IPE tool. This workshop provides you with support and insight into navigating the program. This will ease the maintenance of job structures and job evaluations as a single methodology to classify roles across geographic and reference local pay data. 

     

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  • Mercer CED Job Evaluation

     

    Mercer CED Job Evaluation

    Three online half-day sessions

    AUD $3,960 Inc GST

     

    This workshop is relevant to organisations subscribed to the Mercer CED methodology.

    Navigate the complexity and job demands of individual positions though the Mercer CED job evaluation system. Used extensively in both the corporate and government sectors in Australia for over 30 years, the robust methodology allows analytical comparisons of employee roles.

    Learn how to evaluate results to understand fairness and equity within your organisation. Understand how the system can assist in organisation design in market context alongside remuneration data within Australia.

    Refresher and advanced courses available, enquire through the contact form. 

     

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  • Job Evaluation Management System (JEMS)

     

    Job Evaluation Management System (JEMS)

    Three online half-day sessions

    AUD $2,750 Inc GST

     

    This workshop is relevant to organisations in the Queensland Public Sector (QPS) subscribed to the CED methodology.

    This workshop outlines a framework for effective evaluation of new and existing positions. JEMS is the approved approach to job classification within QPS. Trained evaluators establish the work value of a position, then translate into classification levels.

    The JEMS methodology is based on the Mercer CED Job Evaluation System.

    Refresher and advanced courses available, enquire through the contact form. 

     

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  • Producing quality position descriptions and job analysis

     

    Producing quality position descriptions and job analysis

    Two online half-day sessions

    AUD $1,430 Inc GST

     

    General job analysis workshop and NSW Government GSE Act-specific tools available

    Prepare, analyse and create job descriptions that encapsulate the details of roles and the organisation. This workshop will focus on the tools and knowledge to document position descriptions. 

     

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  • Job Evaluation System (JES) & Job Analysis Questionnaires (JAQs)

     

    Job Evaluation System (JES) & Job Analysis Questionnaires (JAQs)

    Training available upon request 

     

    Focusing on the Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS), the JES and JAQs are assessments of the work value comparison tool.

    For more information, reach out to us through the contact form or contact the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment. 

     

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Leadership and change workshops

  • Change agility and resilience

     

    Change agility and resilience

    Get in touch to learn how we can tailor this program for you. 

     

    Disruption is inevitable. Change presents new opportunities. How can you empower the change outside of your control, and then shift to adapt and thrive? Uncover how to show up as a leader during disruption. Increase your resilience and agility with practical tools and frameworks.

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Understand the broader context of change, including why, how, who and what is involved.
    • Understand the process of change and identify how to play your role.
    • Gain clarity on how to increase resilience, and how agility delivers individual and team goals.
    • Establish how individual traits and preferences affect adaptability and change.

     

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  • Clifton StrengthsFinder® Gallup®

     

    Clifton StrengthsFinder® Gallup®

    Get in touch to learn how we can tailor this program for you. 

     

    Every member of the team brings something to the table. The strongest teams are made up of a diverse collection of skills. Using the Clifton StrengthsFinder® tool, explore how each individual can tap into their talents to achieve both their performance objectives and to contribute to the wider team success.

    This process-driven model will help you and your team to harness your skills for greater productivity and engagement. 

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Gain a clearer understanding of your unique strengths through a personalised ‘Strengths Report’ of top talent themes.
    • Recognise how the dynamics of each strength affects how can influence and interact with others.
    • Identify skill gaps and develop strategies to manage growth.

     

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  • Change Leadership

     

    Change Leadership

    Get in touch to learn how we can tailor this program for you. 

     

    Change happens. It’s how we improve, so organisations should expect it. Leaders who are prepared to absorb disruption and pivot their teams around quickly, are those who truly know their people alongside the fluidity of change.

    Contemporary change education enables you to empower your people to thrive in challenges, a critical piece for moving into the right direction. This program starts with your situation, listening to the challenges of your organisation, and therefore its opportunities. 

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Understand the broader context of change, including human impact.
    • Establish the leader’s role in creating change vision, motivation and empowerment.
    • Learn about agility and its delivery of the bottom line.
    • Develop a defined model of change based on the evaluations of your team, work culture, etc. and understand how to effectively communicate.

     

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  • Recruitment best practices

     

    Recruitment best practices

    Get in touch to learn how we can tailor this program for you. 

     

    Make your talent search a seamless recruitment experience. These contemporary recruitment workshop takes you through the end-to-end search process, including best practice market scan and tools to transform how you recruit talent. 

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Understand the current market best practices, and the roles and responsibilities in the recruitment process.
    • Plan and schedule the recruitment process effectively.
    • Learn the key screening and interviewing criteria, and identify how you can use assessment tools, offer practices and reference checking.
    • Establish effective candidate connection and feedback.
    • Gain insight on the interviewing best practices, e.g. questions, biases, optimal candidate conditions.

     

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  • Whole brain thinking with HBDI®

     

    Whole brain thinking with HBDI®

    Get in touch to learn how we can tailor this program for you. 

     

    Everyone has a unique thinking style. We break down information differently with varying cues from stats, imagery and the way text is written. How can you tap into the thinking styles of your team to communicate most effectively?

    Understand the differences between strategic, structural, analytical and emotional thinking through the Thinking Styles™ assessment tool, and its broader context of change including why, how, who and what is involved. 

     

    Learning objectives: 

    • Personal understanding of own thinking style, the context of your role and the team dynamics.
    • Establish how individual preferences and traits affect the ability to adapt and change.
    • Gain clarity on the opportunities for development towards individual and team goals.

     

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Not sure where to start?

 

Download our workshop brochure for a list of courses and available dates. If you would like some help selecting the best courses for your needs, we are here to help. 

 

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Industry Networks & Learning Leader, Pacific

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Market Insights & Learning, Pacific

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Learning Product Manager, Pacific


 

 

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