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Leading Edge: June introduction from Marie-Louise Pearson FIML, Chair of the Board

Welcome to the June edition of Leading Edge.

Most of you are familiar with the Institute’s vision of creating better managers and leaders for a better society. I think it’s very important to note that this vision is something we continually strive for in everything we do as an organisation. In fact, when we say ‘creating’, it actually means we are supporting, nurturing and building up better managers and leaders, no matter where they are in their career journey. So, in this edition of Leading Edge, I’d like to share how some of our recent efforts provide the support that managers and leaders need at every stage of their career.

Our point of difference as a learning and development provider can be hugely attributed to the way we nurture the leadership skills of professionals at every step of their career. With our Intentional Leadership™: Foundations program, we assist professionals who are new to management to confidently master the core management skills they need to move from ‘doing’ to leading. For managers of managers, we designed the Intentional Leadership™: Accelerate program to empower these senior leaders to influence the way organisations run. We want as many professionals to benefit from these two programs to contribute to the leadership community. So, until 30 June, managers who enrol in either of these two programs will enjoy $500 off the total price. If you know someone who could benefit from IML ANZ’s outstanding programs, please tell them all about it or share the information you’ll find in this newsletter.

The work that IML ANZ does supports not only individual managers but also leadership teams in various organisations. In fact, among the organisations we’ve worked with, some report improved teamwork between their leaders, while others expressed confidence that their managers and leaders are ready to step into more senior roles thanks to the in-house programs that we designed for them. Better leadership skills, the confidence to step up, and a healthy approach to working together are all ways our Corporate Solutions team is bringing our vision to life one company at a time. There are some wonderful examples of the work our team has accomplished. We’ve highlighted them in this month’s edition of Leading Edge.

As workplaces face more issues that affect their teams’ psychological wellbeing, we’ve been busy finding ways to help managers build up the knowledge, awareness, and skills they need to respond to these challenges. Last month, we hosted a hugely successful webinar covering a very crucial topic – gaslighting. If you missed it, you can still catch-up on all the strategies and tips shared on the day by viewing the session’s recording. You’ll find the link to the full video in this edition.

Finally, I’d like to thank all the Members who voted, participated, and attended our recent Annual General Meeting at our Brisbane office and online. I’m thrilled that Michelle Gander CMgr FIML and Scott Martin CMgr FIML will be joining us as Board Members. I’d also like to thank our previous Board Chair John Withers CMgr FIML, and Board Director Stephanie McConachy FIML. They have been integral to the accomplishments achieved by our organisation in a challenging year. As I step into the role of Board Chair, I know that the Institute will continue to create better managers and leaders at every stage of their leadership career.

Marie-Louise Pearson FIML

Chair of the Board

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