I was given the opportunity to attend the Generalised management training from my direct line manager. Being able to be off site in a residential training program enabled me to focus on the program without outside distractions. The course was structured in a way to encourage interaction from the various industries that were represented by the participants allowing for fantastic discussion on how to manage different areas of management. The break off group activities where thought provoking and allowed for each of us to disclose information and really reflect on our own interactions with others. The most important part for myself was the work done around values. What our own values were and how they impact on our decisions. Karlie and Laurel gave freely of their time to facilitate and lead the conversations that encouraged the participants to open up and disclose personal insights. I would recommend this course to other managers or new leaders to any industry.
Laurel and Karlie specialise in delivering a bespoke curriculum within a small group dynamic. The Generalised Management Training content is tailored so it not only covers the fundamentals of management and business acumen but takes a holistic overview which was informative, enjoyable and life-changing. I feel I have a better understanding of management principles and behaviours which will now carry me forward in my career. The knowledge imparted from such experienced leaders, the self-assessment and core values development, will be beneficial both personally and professionally. Thank you, Laurel and Karlie.
“The Generalised Management Training course was like no other development activity I have experienced – in a good way! Karlie and Laurel are a great combination. Their expertise and contrasting styles make for meaningful and fun learning in a relaxed environment. Our small group of like-minded professionals were keen to learn and share, and by the end of a four-day residential program (in beautiful surrounds) we had forged some useful connections. I found the session on personal values particularly enlightening, along with the grow coaching, effective negotiating and personal productivity parts of the curriculum. Anyone interested in personal or professional development across a wide range of management subjects should look no further than the Generalised Management Training course.”
I decided to complete the Generalised Management Training through Dynamic Leadership Programs Australia because they offered a tailored program to suit my weaknesses. After a pre course one on one interview that discussed my strengths and weaknesses. On the first day as a group we discussed what we all wanted out of the course and found that we all have similar weaknesses. I found the personality/value mapping exercise very beneficial. It helped me understand what has molded me into the person I am current and what key events in my life that have influenced this. The group discussion around others in the group values was a great insight into what motivates others.Both Karlie and Laurel are both very experienced in the Leadership/Management area and both were able to challenge the group bring the best out of us. Both were very giving of their time and assisted with any additional assistance. I found my open topic one on one with Laurel very enlighten and rewarding. My chosen topic was a bit controversial, the advice and feedback from Laurel was very honest. I have completed a few Management/Leadership Courses in the past that have been all one type of cohort (students from the education sector) this course students were from a variety of fields and industries. I believe this allowed for general discussions on a variety of issues we all faced, but with a slightly different perspective. I would highly recommend this program for the up and coming to the experienced manager.
Generalised Management Training was one of the most inspiring training courses I have had the privilege of attending. Karlie and Laurel are fantastic facilitators who are not only engaging and energised but also quite clearly exude a wealth of knowledge. The learning environment that they created encouraged everyone to share their experiences and by the end of the course it felt like we had all helped each other grow. I can’t recommend this course highly enough to those who want to learn effective management principles in a positive and fun atmosphere. This is not your average ‘leadership course’ – it provides a space to reflect on your own management styles and techniques and empowers you with the skills and encouragement to drive self-improvement, both professionally and personally.
I was fortunate to be nominated by my business to attend the Two day Intensive “Generalised Management Training Course”. Having attended Leadership courses in the past, I wondered how this one would help build on my existing skill set. I was not disappointed! There was a good balance of theoretical and practical exercises which were delivered by two knowledgeable and approachable facilitators. Karlie and Laurel have a unique ability to keep you engaged whilst learning at the same time. They were agile, which was demonstrated by them gauging the skill set of the group and adjusting the course content to ensure that we all got the most out of the two days. Overall, I was able to add to my toolbox as well as refresh what I already had and left at the end of day two feeling “recharged”. I would totally recommend this course to emerging leaders and managers.
The course was picked for me, whilst I was apprehensive at first, I embraced it and got a huge amount out of it. I really enjoyed the being away from work to concentrate and take in all the wonderful views from a great team of people who "let themselves go" in the course and contributed a huge amount of knowledge and expertise. I have already recommended it to my team and I am waiting on the next level of content that I will be attending. I recommend this course if you want to elevate your career and personal drive.
Being in a small group, with participants from varied industries, was a great way to learn and share experiences in the Generalised Management Training – I couldn’t recommend this course highly enough. Karlie and Laurel were exceptional teachers in the way the content was explained to us, with a format of presentations, interactive tasks and written workshops – the sessions and days were not too long. Having the training offsite in the Yarra Valley allowed you to really make the most of the experience (without the distractions of your usual work day) in such beautiful scenery.