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Diploma of Management Graduates
Twelve CFA staff members have received Diploma of Management certificates at an awards ceremony held at CFA HQ.
The graduates each successfully completed the qualification delivered by the ‘Professional Development Program’. The Diploma provides a common set of skills for all CFA team leaders and line managers.
Diploma certificates were presented by OT&V Executive Director Lex de Man, and Operations Manager, Tony O’Day.
Graduates to receive their Diploma were:
Andrew Webb, Manager Engineering Programs
Beverly Nixon, Manager Human Resources, Loddon Mallee
Christopher Eagle, Operations Manager District 16
Daryll Hunter, Operations Officer Reliever District 10 & 11
Dean Manson, Operations Officer, District 7
Ian Day, Operations Officer, District 17
Jason Lawrence, Operations Officer District 13
Mark Sinkinson, Senior Station Officer, Geelong City FS
Michele Konheiser, Project Coordinator Organisational Wellbeing
Paul Elso, Senior Station Officer, Craigieburn FS
Tiffany Jencke, Business Support Coordinator, Bangholme Training Campus
Trevor Roberts, Operations Officer, District 14
CEO, Mick Bourke said the Diploma of Management enables managers from across the organisation to develop a shared view of effective management and leadership.
“It promotes the concept of one CFA, and provides an opportunity for administrative and operational personnel and managers to meet on a regular basis to discuss and reflect on issues affecting both the organisation and their work teams,” he said.
“Learning is a life-long thing and this Diploma will equip the graduates to deal with the challenges that managers face every day. The tools that this Diploma will equip the CFA graduates with are skills which are transferable to any enterprise, anywhere in the world”.
OT&V Executive Director, Lex de Man said the Diploma of Management involved each student completing eight units over many months. Classes were scheduled across a number of months with assignments completed in their own time and the graduates had achieved a significant step in their personal development.
“I hope the learning’s that the graduates have received in this management course will kindle a desire to get the ‘training bug’ and aim for the next step,” he said.
Participants in the program are selected on the basis of a number of criteria including: Job relevance; management recommendation; support for Individual development needs; career potential; and the need for a mix of participants across CFA.