Professional Development Guide 2020

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A new world of professional leadership development

As the coronavirus epidemic changes every aspect of our society and our economy, professional leadership development in New Zealand and globally could well become even more important as business leaders grapple with a new reality post the pandemic.

Already many business and management education providers offer online learning options to students around the country and undoubtedly coronavirus has accelerated some of that. These courses provide a wide range of development opportunities which encompass everything from short one-off personal development courses to graduate certificates and diplomas up to Master’s degree level. 

A World Economic Forum blog post on the future of business education highlighting ways Covid-19 could change how we educate future generations (see www.weforum.org)  noted that this coronavirus-related disruption could give educators time to rethink the sector. It noted that technology has stepped into the breach, “and will continue to play a key role in educating future generations”.

And this crisis may also see more interest in professional development as job disruption and/or loss may well mean more of the workforce look to retrain, re-educate or upskill.

The EMA said in a recent media release that it was finding that there are people who are encouraging others to take the opportunity to undergo training “while they may have some extra time on their hands as their roles have changed during Alert Level 4, and also to be best prepared for when lockdown finishes”. 

 

Employers & Manufacturers Association 

Perhaps best known for our business support services, EMA is also a leading provider of workplace training programmes. We offer a wide range of courses at our Auckland training centre, as well as at locations in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Northland. Our offerings range from one-day sessions to extended programmes, some providing opportunities for NZQA assessment. We also offer online learning and a range of webinars. Our facilitators bring expertise from a number of fields, including business development, human resources, health & safety, management & leadership and they deliver their training in an accessible, practical way which means you can go back to the workplace and use your new skills immediately.

Address: Offices in Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty
Website: www.ema.co.nz
Training Portfolio Managers: Jay Amelia Stone, Management, Supervision & Leadership – [email protected]

Liz McGrath, Digital – [email protected]
Bernadette Emerson, HR & Employment Relations – [email protected]
Joe Boyle, Health and Safety – [email protected]
Caryn Richter-Visser, Customer Service, Sales, Employee and Business Development – [email protected] 
Deborah Law, In-house and Tailored Training – [email protected]

Courses:
The Ultimate Team Leader Programme

Exceptional team leaders empower staff, adapting both leadership and communication styles to bring out the best in their teams and their organisation.

But this type of agile leadership is based on a set of well-honed practices including competent planning, performance management, problem solving, coaching, motivation and delegation all focused on improving team performance.

These essential skills form the backbone of this comprehensive programme. 

To ensure you get to test what you learn, this programme will run for one day per month over six months – as well as giving you the opportunity to implement the ideas and skills in the workplace.  You can report back to the facilitator and fellow learners on how they work in the ‘real world’, so you become the ultimate team leader, achieving real boosts in performance and productivity.

For programme dates, contact [email protected]
Presenters: Arlene Nicholson, Debi Higson, Jill Williams. 
Cost: $3,050 +gst (EMA Members), $3,600 +gst (Non Members).

eLearning

EMA has a wide range of online learning options available.  Our library of ready to run modules cover topics from Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Employment Relations and Legislation, Computing and Management.  Each module takes 30-60 minutes to complete and you are able to get up to date information at a time, place and learn at a pace that suits you.  

With new content being added regularly, and prices from $80, come and find a course for you, your colleagues and staff at www.emalearning.co.nz

The Sales Skills Master Suite

How well do you sell? If you are serious about unleashing your sales potential, you need to go beyond the realms of traditional selling. No more navy suits, mustard ties, snake-skin shoes and cheesy smiles, join the new sales revolution and learn to harness the power of insight-based selling. Become a master of sales with this punchy, action-packed programme that will help you achieve phenomenal sales results. 

The Sales Skills Master Suite is a comprehensive sales-training programme that consists of four engaging and interactive one-day courses and one two-day course. These courses can also be taken separately.

For programme dates, contact [email protected]
Presenters: Various EMA facilitators. 
Cost: $3,000 +gst (EMA Members), $3,500 +gst (Non Members).

 

Health and Safety from a Management Perspective 

Business leaders, Owners, CEO’s and Managers all need to know how to keep people safe (referred to as primary duty of care). 

This course will guide you through your legal obligations and introduce strategies to ensure your business is as healthy and as safe as possible. You’ll understand your legal duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act and learn the importance of understanding, promoting, and implementing an effective health and safety management system.

It will clarify your duties and give practical tools to implement Health and Safety best practice in your workplace.

For programme dates, contact
[email protected]
Presenter: Various EMA Facilitators. 
Cost: $1,160+gst (EMA member discounts available).

EMA Certificate in Employment Relations

We offer an advanced level programme for HR advisors and business partners looking to move into an employment relations role. The programme will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of employment law in the New Zealand environment, including the confidence to lead conversations during the disciplinary process. 

For programme dates, contact [email protected]
Presenter: Various EMA Facilitators. 
Cost: $3,050 +gst (EMA Members), $3,600 +gst (Non Members).

Tailored Training

We can customise any of these programmes, and more, and deliver them at your workplace. Save time, travel and have training designed to achieve your specific objectives.

For more information, contact  [email protected]

 

Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is an innovative New Zealand Institute of Technology providing quality education to both full and part-time students. With campuses in Invercargill, Queenstown, Christchurch, Gore and Auckland, SIT offers more than 200 qualifications covering more than 30 subject areas. Our courses range from Certificate level studies right through to Masters degrees, all of which are accredited and approved by New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA).

Master of Applied Management
Qualification:
Master
Level:
Dates:
2020 – Invercargill 
Intake 2: 22 June 
Intake 3: 19 October 
2020 – Distance Learning
Intake 3: 15 June – Applications close 25 May.
Intake 4: 03 August – Applications close 13 July. 
Duration: 18 months full-time, part-time options available.
Locations: Invercargill, SIT2LRN Distance Learning. 
Credits: 180

The Master of Applied Management is aimed at management professional and recent graduates, wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. 

Postgraduate Diploma of Applied Management 
Qualification:
Postgraduate Diploma 
Level: 8
Dates:
2020 – Invercargill 
Intake 2: 22 June. 
Intake 3: 19 October |2020 – Distance Learning 
Intake 3: 15 June – Applications close 25 May.
Intake 4: 03 August – Applications close 13 July.
Duration: One year full-time, part-time options available.
Locations: Invercargill, SIT2LRN Distance Learning.
Credits: 120. 

Extend your management knowledge and skills with the objective of obtaining employment or advancing you career. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates will benefit from their broad knowledge and skill set, including problem-solving and team work.

Bachelor of Applied Management
Qualification:
Degree.
Level: 7. 
Dates: 2020 – Distance Learning

Intake 3: 15 June – Applications close 25 May.
Intake 4: 03 August – Applications close 13 July.
Duration: Three years full-time, part-time options available. 
Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning.
Credits: 360.

The Bachelor of Applied Management programme aims to produce graduates with the personal and professional skills necessary to be successful in demanding and evolving business environments, whether locally, nationally or internationally. 

Majors available for the Bachelor of Applied Management are Agribusiness Management, Applied Management, Applied Marketing, Event Management, Human Resource Management, Occupational Health and Safety Management, and Project Management.

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Enterprise
Qualification:
Postgraduate Diploma 
Level: 8.

Dates: 
2020 – Invercargill 
Intake 2: 22 June. 
Intake 3: 26 October.
2020 – Distance Learning

Stage One: 
Intake 3: 08 June – Applications close 18 May.
Intake 4: 03 August – Applications close 13 July.

Stage Two:
Intake 3: 15 June – Applications close 25 May.
Intake 4: 03 August – Applications close 13 July.

Duration: 
Invercargill.
18 months full-time, part-time options available.
SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Stage One: 17 weeks full-time, part-time options available 
Stage Two: One year full-time (39 weeks) 
Locations: Invercargill, SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Credits: 186

This programme is designed to meet the needs of graduates who which to start their own business as well as those who want to learn about entrepreneurship, innovations and business enterprise management in an existing business. Students in the programme will not only be focused on creating new business ventures but will also have a willingness and commitment to learn about new enterprise creation and development from theoretical and research-based perspectives. 

Bachelor of Professional Communication
Qualification:
Degree.
Level: 7.
Dates:
2020 – SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Intake 3: 15 June – Applications close 25 May.
Intake 4: 03 August – Applications close 13 July.
Duration: Three years full-time, pat-time options available.
Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning.
Credits: 360. 

Study to be an effective communicator, researcher, writer and leader. Covering a wide range of topics such as media culture, news broadcasting, communication strategies, politics, law, ethics, event management, brand management, and crisis and emergency management, you will learn transferable skills to help you in any career, from media organisations to government and private enterprise.

 

UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO

Gain industry-relevant expertise in a specialist area of business and future-proof your career through Waikato Management School’s world-class postgraduate programmes. All courses are available at the University of Waikato’s campus in Hamilton, while some are also available online, part-time, or at our campus in Tauranga.

Great option for: 

• Business graduates looking for advanced, applied knowledge in their field of expertise, or another relevant field, to propel their career forwards into middle or senior management.

• Career switchers: Graduates and professionals working in any industry – from teaching to science – who wish to switch careers and move into a new role focused on business, finance or management.

• Current team leaders/managers who want a formal qualification that provides the strategic insights required to enhance their leadership and organisational performance.

Waikato Management School has held the prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB since 2005, placing us in the top 1% of business schools globally. 

Website: waikato.ac.nz/go/profdev

Address:
Hamilton campus 
Gate 7, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton 3240 
Tauranga campus 
101 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110 

Study Enquiries:
Waikato Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone 07 838 4303
Email [email protected] 

Master of Applied Finance
Location:
Hamilton 
Duration: Full-time study for 12 months
Intakes: March 2021
Credits: 180 points
For more info: waikato.ac.nz/go/profdev

Start your journey to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with this specialist degree. Students will have access to a brand-new finance trading room at Waikato Management School, where they can experience buying and selling shares/bonds/commodities on global markets. This course is ideal for graduates who have never majored in finance before, but do have some quantitative analysis skills from their bachelor’s degree.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
Locations:
Hamilton or Tauranga
Duration: Part-time study for two years, evenings or weekends
Intakes: March 2021
Credits: 180 points 
Enquiries: Phone 07 838 4833 or email [email protected] 
For more info: waikato.ac.nz/go/profdev

The Waikato MBA develops outstanding business leaders and senior managers who have the best-practice skills and comprehensive knowledge to continuously adapt to global change, and confidently manage any complex challenges that impact on today’s organisations. Gain the skills to implement innovative, forward-thinking strategies, drive future innovation, and lead high-performing teams of people. Flexible evening or weekend study options.

Master of Business and Management (MBM)
Location:
Hamilton 
Duration: Full-time study for 12 months
Intakes: July or November 2020, or
March 2021
Credits: 180 points
For more info: waikato.ac.nz/go/profdev

The Waikato MBM provides a transformative one-year business education for all university graduates – from arts to science – who want to broaden their career horizons and gain the skills to take on a wide range of business and management roles. Gain critical skills in strategy, marketing, digital business, supply chains, innovation, financial analysis, and much more. Includes a one-month internship.

Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus)
Location:
Hamilton or Online (NET)
Duration: Part-time or full-time study for 1-2 years
Intakes: July 2020 or March 2021
Credits: 180 points
For more info: waikato.ac.nz/go/profdev

Prepare to become a tech-savvy manager by developing a sought-after blend of both IT and management skills. Learn how to drive digital business transformation strategy, and enhance the performance and productivity of any organisation. Topics include big data, cloud/mobile computing, real-time analytics, search technology, virtual team communication, supply chain integration and automated logistics. Includes industry internship for 2-3 months.

Master of Management (MMgmt) – specialise in Marketing or Supply Chain Management
Location:
Hamilton 
Duration: Full-time study for 12 months
Intakes: November 2020
Credits: 180 points
For more info: waikato.ac.nz/go/profdev

If you aspire to become a marketing manager or a supply chain/logistics manager, this one-year professional qualification is for you. It includes a core suite of papers that provide a broader global business context for your learning. Gain the skills to interpret financial/economic data, make strategic decisions, seize market opportunities, and respond to competitive threats. Then you’ll build advanced knowledge in your specialist subject. Includes an internship and applied research project.

 

Master of Professional Accounting
Location
: Hamilton 
Duration: Full-time study for 14 months
Intakes: November 2020 or January 2021
Credits: 220 points
For more info: waikato.ac.nz/go/profdev

Launch your career as an accountant after just 14 months of study with this highly practical, accelerated course, approved by CA ANZ, CPA Australia and ACCA. It provides the ideal pathway to find work in a public accounting practice or commercial firm, and then sit your Professional Exams after three years. Develop advanced skills in financial and management accounting, accounting information systems, commercial and corporate law, auditing, taxation, finance and economics for business. 

Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GradCertPM) 
Location: Online (NET) from anywhere
Duration: Full-time study for three months; or part-time study for 6-12 months
Intakes: November 2020, March or July 2021
Credits: 60 points
For more info: waikato.ac.nz/go/profdev

This short, fully online certificate (four papers) will set you up with the industry-relevant expertise to plan, manage and deliver projects in sectors such as IT, government, communication and consulting. Understand the practical realities of project management, master the essential tools and techniques you require through real-world scenarios, and learn how to effectively manage teams of people. A great way to broaden your professional skillset and stand out in the job market. 

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Location: Hamilton 
Duration: Full-time or part-time study for 3-24 months. 
Intakes: February and July 2021
Credits: PGCert – 60 points; PGDip – 120 points 
For more info: waikato.ac.nz/go/profdev

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas are a short, focused qualification for those who wish to gain in-depth knowledge in one of 13 specialist management subjects: Accounting, Agribusiness, Digital Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Management, Leadership Communication, Management & Sustainability, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategic Management, Tourism & Hospitality Management.

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