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Public Sector Informant : PSI - October
Professional Education Courses UNSW@ADFA is a campus of the University of New South Wales and is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW@ADFA o ers a range of postgraduate programs and professional education courses for the general community and Defence personnel. These courses provide stimulating learning and networking opportunities within a supportive environment. Management Organisational Resilience, 20-21 Oct Testing Preparedness -Minimising the Risk through Exercise Management, 8-9 Nov Military Systems Introduction to Radar Systems, 11-13 Oct Military Vehicle Technology, 11-15 Oct Naval Architecture Basics of Naval Architecture, 9-10 Nov Occupational Health and Safety/Laser Safety Laser Safety 1 & 4 Day (Adelaide), 25-28 Oct Project Management Managing Integration Projects, 28-29 Oct Risk Management Risk and Contract Management, 14-15 Oct Satellite Communications Overview, 29 Nov Intermediate, 29 Nov-1 Dec Advanced, 29 Nov-3 Dec Systems Thinking System Dynamics Modelling Practicum, 23-25 Nov Most of these courses can be tailored for in-house delivery. A number of our courses can also be used as credit for eligible postgraduate programs. E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: (02) 6268 8421 For information about more than 70 courses visit: www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/ads/psi Cricos Provider Code: 00100G VENUE Cliftons, Level 2, 10 Moore St Canberra TIME 8.30am - 4.30pm FEES $ 770 Early Bird# $ 880 Standard $ 682 Groups 3+ # Early Bird closes 20 October CONTACT US 02 8006 0755 email@example.com Canberra, Friday 12 November 2010 Specially designed for managers with a non-financial financial and accounting concepts and also provide participants with financial decision making tools to enable better decision making. Key Learning Outcomes: After attending this workshop participants will be able to: identify and understand the key elements of financial reports and budgets analyse, review and interpret financial reports and budgets recognise the important financial factors in capital investments and expenditure determine actions to improve performance against budget apply financial literacy to resource allocation and planning decisions For the full workshop details visit our website www.pdpartners.com.au Financial Literacy for Public Sector Managers understanding financial reports and budgets & TRAINING DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONSADVERTISING FEATURE 10-12581/1 Understanding the language of finance - making sure your managers have the right financial skills Improve performance: Executives, managers, team leaders and team members all contribute to achieving the budget or delivering improved performance. MANAGERS around the world are increasingly identifying that improving performance and making strategic decisions means that everyone in the organisation needs to under- stand the numbers. Executives, managers, team leaders and team members all contribute to achieving the budget or delivering improved performance. This means they all have to have a good under- standing of planning, budgeting and financial performance. It is essential in today's workplace. The role of the manager today is increasingly including res- ponsibility for planning and budgeting, managing the budget and understanding how financi- al resources can be used to deliver better operational performance. Kevin Riley FCA FCPA, direc- tor Riley & Riley Strategic Adv- isers and Capital Training has been coaching and training managers for more than fifteen years and is now seeing an increasing trend in pro-active managers facing their 'financial demons' and seeking out train- ing in order to make sense of financial, budgeting and accounting concepts. If you are uncertain about whether you or your team would benefit from financial manage- ment training ask yourself the following questions: Do I get the key financial reports on my business area or team's performance and do these reports help me achieve the targets set or expected by management? Do I really understand how the key financial reports fit together and the implications of decisions about expenses or cash payments in those reports? Do I understand the key bot- tom lines that are used to judge the financial performance of any organisation? Do I use the information in my key financial reports to help me make smart decisions or forecasts about my business unit's operations? Do I use the key financial reports and budget bottom lines to help me put a financial focus in my business plan? Do I understand the linkages between my business strategy, business plans and financial performance? Do I really understand what all numbers mean, or am I really relying on the finance team to tell me what the key reports say about my business unit? After answering these ques- tions, you may want to consider some form of financial manage- ment training or development, such as the financial literacy for public managers workshop being hosted by PD Partners in Canberra on November 12. Special offer for Public Sec- tor Informant readers -- take $100 off the advertised regis- tration fees. Just quote "Public Sector Informant" when regis- tering, available for fax and phone bookings only. (For ex- ample, early bird becomes $670 from $770 -- discount also applies to group bookings. Valid for new bookings only) For more information visit www.pdpartners.com.au or contact John Harmata at PD Partners on 8006 0755 Kevin Riley FCA FCPA, direc- tor Riley & Riley Strategic Adv- isers and Capital Training has been coaching and training managers for more than fifteen years and has more than 25 years of financial management experience. While he is a Fellow with both the Institute of Char- tered Accountants and CPA Australia, Kevin said that his style of courses and seminars "Are not designed to turn you into an accountant, but to demy- stify the financial and business planning jargon to ensure par- ticipants gain an understanding of the key financial tools and performance measures that managers need to achieve better results." PD Partners specialises in the development of professional development programs, work- shops and conferences. Its cur- rent public workshop program being presented by Kevin Riley offers a variety of workshops that are designed to assist managers to achieve better operational and financial per- formance within their organis- ations. PD Partners can also assist with in-house training solutions as well as research and content development services for industry based conferences. 18 THE PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMANT [OCTOBER 2010]
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