The future belongs to those who plan for it
It's a belief that was foremost in the mind of Westpac Chief Executive Officer Gail Kelly when she announced the bank's historical Bicentennial Foundation in April and one that is embraced by the Australian Institute of Management.
AIM Chief Executive Officer Daniel Musson FAIM gave a glowing endorsement to Ms Kelly and Westpac's initiative to ensure the provision of educational opportunities for all Australians.
“The Bicentennial Foundation is an amazingly generous gift from Westpac to the nation. There is no greater gift than the gift of opportunity and education provides opportunity,” Mr Musson said.
“At AIM we facilitate educational and training opportunities to people from all walks of life and right across Australia, and that has seen us become people’s trusted learning partner along their career journey."
The Australian Institute of Management has been helping people become managers and managers become leaders for almost 75 years. In that time the world has moved forward and the shift in the traditional employee and employer relationship where loyalty is reciprocated by employers with job security, fair pay and conditions and a gold watch is mostly non-existent.
"As partner to business AIM has long heritage of developing capability and as a newly formed, truly national customer centric business with a deep connection to industry we are now uniquely placed to leverage development of business, management and leadership skills," Mr Musson said.
"At the Institute we pride ourselves on helping our members and partners build their capability to achieve their vision and meet their potential."