I would like to take this opportunity to thank the early adopters of the Village Management professional development program which launched in April 2019.
The program has seen Village professionals of 25+ years, regional managers, executive directors and CEO’s come together to learn, share experiences, advance their careers and importantly the forming of a community of village professionals striving for the industry and themselves to be the best it can be.
To me seeing the multiple teams attend the workshop days with their leaders reinforces the many amazing organisations that are committed not only to the sector but the people at the heart of the sector.
A special thank you to our industry partners MinterEllison, Russell Kennedy, O’Loughlins Lawyers and Jackson McDonald, and Culturise for their support and unwavering commitment during 2019.
I would also like to make a particular thank you to Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) who have supported the program and worked side by side with us in 2019 to ensure that members of the program are able, if they choose to do so, to work towards a Diploma of Leadership and Management.
Over the summer break, the DCM Institute team will be continuing to work to improve this program with a new learning portal due for release in April 2020.
The 2020 program will respond to the feedback of current participants and will focus on increasing the flexible learning options, adding further valuable industry partnerships and tailoring content to enhance participant learning requirements.
It will also offer four professional development workshop days to allow participants to engage in more face-to-face learning opportunities.