Customised executive education program receives commendation

A customised General Manager Development program developed by Cbus has received a high commendation at the 2016 National Training Excellence Awards by the Australian Institute of Training and Development earlier this month.
The CBUS General Manager Development Program was developed in 2015 in response to a need to support general managers at CBUS, one of Australia’s largest industry superannuation funds, as they embarked on a significant period of change and growth.

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Melbourne Business School are proud to have delivered an important component of this Program – a 2 day General Manager offsite, including a 360 degree feedback process using Benchmarks®.

Melbourne Business School’s General Manager of Public Sector, Eddie Tritton said the commendation is a credit to the program’s impact.

“Receiving such a high commendation from AITD speaks to the calibre of the program we’ve developed in partnership with CBUS and the focus we’ve both had on ensuring we deliver impact on an individual level for the participants involved in this professional development and for the organisation more broadly,” said Mr Tritton.

Program impact observed by participants included: heightened understanding of strategic leadership skills; a greater focus on higher level strategy development; taking ownership beyond operational issues; and developing robust relationships with senior colleagues in order to manage organisational and stakeholder boundaries. All respondents agreed they had applied models, methods and skills learnt on the program, and had changed the way they engaged and communicated with colleagues.

Melbourne Business School Program Leads Dr Judy Kent and Narelle Crux led the development, design and delivery of the 2 day offsite which was customised for 30 executives and included online pre-work, a intensive three day residential offsite and a 360 degree feedback process using Benchmarks®.

Award winning academic, Professor Ian Williamson also led a thought-leadership session for CBUS executives on addressing disruption in the marketplace.

Johanna Neilsen, Executive Manager of People and Culture at Cbus said the program is going from strength to strength. “We have a culture of investing in our people and we have received consistently positive feedback on the CBUS General Manager Development Program to the point where we are planning a 2017 iteration,” said Johanna.

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