Contemporary HR Practice Initiative
The VET Development Centre (VDC) has developed a series of HR initiatives to expand and review current technical knowledge and explore new ways in Human Resources practice and management.
These 5 one day sessions will provide the opportunity to gain new insights from participating TAFE institutes into contemporary practices and share experiences regarding current and ways of working.
The one-day sessions will provide an opportunity for TAFE Institutes to expand and review their technical knowledge and explore new concepts and theories.
In conjunction with these sessions, the initiative will also encompass the following:
One hour online session with the HR Consultant after each Session to summarise the content covered and respond to any outstanding questions.
Transfer and Apply Learning Sessions
Following each Session, the Peer Learning Groups will finalise an Action Plan, submit to VDC for review and then seek final endorsement from the TAFE Institute’s Senior Management.
The reviews will be tailored and delivered in house by the HR Consultant to support Institute Peer Learning Groups with the implementation of new practice and review the progress of the Action Plans.
Action Learning Day
Institute Peer Learning Groups will be invited to attend an Action Learning day. This day will focus on shared learning across Institutes and the formation of a Community of Practice.
Benefits and Outcomes
On completion of this initiative, TAFEs will have the ability to strengthen the following areas:
- Workforce development
- General efficiency and effectiveness in HR practice
- Financial resilience
Who should attend?
HR management and staff, heads of schools or faculties, program managers or supervisors.
Meet the team
Ann Wright - HR Consultant - is an experienced, values-driven HR manager and leader who specialises in personal and organisational change. She is highly consultative and works to ensure alignment with key stakeholders, business objectives and organisational values throughout the change process. Ann Wright
Greg Stephens - HR Consultant - is an experienced HR practitioner with a record of delivering successful professional learning programs on organisational development and learning, supervision and teamwork and strategic planning. Greg Stephens
Maree McKeown - HR Consultant - is a coach and HR facilitator that works with corporate organisations, not-for-profits, public sector and government agencies, enhancing leadership capability and business outcomes. Maree McKeown
Anna Henderson - Evaluation Consultant - is a skilled practitioner in research and analysis of workforce information and trends; project work pertaining to education and training, workforce development, career pathway mapping; and managing people and contractors. Anna Henderson
Sharon Waitzer – Project Director- Over the course of a 20 year career in vocational education and training, Sharon has a particular focus on strategic and organisational development. Sharon has held senior executive positions with a mandate to improve organisational effectiveness and accountability, playing a critical role in building a coherent organisation following a merger, building a shared culture and vision as well as cross-fertilisation around specific new areas of practice. Sharon Waitzer
Maria Romanin - Senior Project Manager - Maria has extensive experience in the VET and community services sectors. Maria’s VET experience has come from working in community and TAFE settings in the outer eastern regions of Melbourne. Maria Romanin
Steven Deer – Senior Project Manager - Steven has over 30 years’ experience in the VET sector. Starting as a Technical Trainer for a large multinational, Steven has held many senior roles including CEO in a number of RTOs. Steven also brings a wealth of knowledge about Training Packages as he also held the position of Industry Manager with one of the former Industry Skills Councils. Steven Deer