Welcome back to 2017!
I do hope you all had a very happy and restful Christmas and New Year holiday period. I shared a lovely Christmas and New Year with family and friends and I have to say, I'm feeling particularly energised and ready to tackle what promises to be a very exciting year ahead for AIM.
International Women’s Day takes place on March 8th each year around the world celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political successes of women. The day also marks a call to action for achieving gender equality. Each year the Australian Institute of Management holds an International Women’s Day Debate. This year’s event, with the support of Business News Australia, will debate the topic ‘Australia in 2017 is still a man’s world’. In the lead up to the event, I’ve explored some of the possible arguments on either side of the debate.
It’s been a huge year for AIM and we have no plans to slow down as we move into 2017!
Following the success of the first AIM Conference in October this year, we’re excited to announce that the 2017 Conference will be held in Melbourne on the 24th of March. The day-long conference will explore the latest in leadership and management, providing an insightful and interactive program addressing topics designed to develop you as a leader.
We would like to wish all Members a wonderful holiday season. Below is a list of the opening times for AIM Member Lounge facilities and libraries across the country.
Would you like your product or service profiled to attendees of the AIM International Women’s Day Great Debate? The debate will take place in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in March 2017. Email us your prize donation for the What Women Want charity raffle to reach over 1500 predominately female decision-makers, as they celebrate International Women’s Day.
Last month I was pretty thrilled to be invited to close AIM’s (sold out!) National Leadership Conference in Brisbane. Over the course of an action-packed and thought provoking day a diverse line-up of experienced and high-profile speakers presented ‘The 7 skills of very successful leaders’. Well, I say that I was thrilled, but in truth I was rather daunted. I’d been set the tricky task of leaving the delegates with some thoughts on ‘The Future of Leadership’.
New and old research concludes that better management practices will significantly improve an organisation’s outcomes – improving its productivity, efficiency, profitability and staff retention. AIM is delighted to offer Corporate Member access to more products, services and tools to train and develop their staff. Under AIM Corporate’s new 70:20:10 offering, each aspect of Membership is tailored to a professional development outcome.
The AIM Knowledge Centre has a range of publications, learning resources and online content to help traject your career as a manager or leader. Choose from resources such as the Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, Forbes, Fortune, Time, EBSCO e-journals and browse and borrow over 10,000 books. Read on for a snapshot of AIM Member benefits or contact the Membership services team on 1300 661 061 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.