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June 2018

IML Masterclass: Accidental manager to intentional leader
Thursday 28 June | Griffith University South Bank campus | 8.45 am - 5.00 pm

Griffith Business School Alumni Network is proud to partner with the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) to present 'Accidental manager to intentional leader'. This full day masterclass is aimed at technical specialists and skilled professionals who have received or are looking for a promotion and need training in management and leadership for long term strategy development and implementation.

The day will include sessions presented by the following speakers:
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  • Glenn Toms (CEO, RACQ Assistance, RACQ Operations Pty LTD)
  • Peter Jordan (Professor of Organisational Behaviour)
  • Catherine Baxter (VP Operations, Aurizon)
  • Brett Lightfoot (National Director Healthcare – State Director QLD/NT, Microsoft)
  • Andrew Shone (CEO, Southpac Aerospace)
  • Francesca Webster (CEO and Founder, Brazilian Beauty and The Australian Skin Institute) 
    Find out more and register online
Career management workshop series
Starting 11 July at South Bank and 9 August at Gold Coast | 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

This free career management workshop series
is designed and delivered exclusively for Griffith Business School graduates and current students with over five years professional experience. The series is co hosted by the Griffith Business School Alumni Network and the School's BusinessPLUS program.

These workshops, facilitated by Dr Edwin Trevor-Roberts, will provide invaluable resources to help you 
Edwin photodesign your career strategy, develop your personal brand and learn practical techniques to build career networks.

Each series comprises of three individual workshops, each two hours
in duration. The workshops will run in the evenings on a bi-weekly basis at both South Bank and Gold Coast campuses. We are offering this workshop series free of charge to alumni - places are strictly limited so please register quickly to avoid disappointment. More information and online registration
MBA Asia Study Tour opens recruitment executive’s eyes

When MBA alumnus Louisa Hinchen returned from Griffith University’s Asia-Pacific Study Tour, she knew she’d just experienced something that would change the way she did business.

The Chief Operating Officer at industry-leading recruitment agency Hallis says gaining a hands-on understanding of how business is done in a cross-cultural landscape helped her to realise the potential in securing additional business for her company.
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“The Study Tour in South Korea gave me a much broader focus on
 where I wanted to do business and who I wanted to do business with,” she explains. “Now my focus is on actively seeking out global and local organisations who are either currently trading globally or interested in expanding their business offshore.” Read more about Louisa's experience
Australian by degree: Andreas Pilakoutas 

Andreas Nick's MotorsGrowing up in Zimbabwe, Andreas Pilakoutas saw his father manage Nick’s Motors, a successful transportation company, however he had no plans to enter the family business himself.

In 2006, Andreas received an Australia Awards Scholarship to complete a Bachelor of Business,
 majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, at Griffith. After completing the degree and returning home to Zimbabwe, Andreas’ father passed away and he was thrust into a leadership position at Nick’s Motors. 
Read more about Andreas on Australia Global Alumni

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