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9 May — 28 Nov 2022
Advance your HR career
Become a partner to your business by enrolling in the AHRI Practising Certification Program. This program is equivalent to an AQF Level 8 postgraduate certificate level and offers you advanced entry into Masters of HR or MBA qualifications.
You will develop the professional HR capabilities and leadership behaviours to:

  • Apply HR thought leadership and insight to foster a productive and sustainable culture that drives individual and organisational objectives, 
  • Build organisational capability and influence organisational objectives, and
  • Increase your profile in your organisation and win that promotion.
  • A successfully completed unit of study will earn a member 32 CPD points. To learn more about CPD, click here for more information.

Upon graduation, you will be recognised as a Certified HR Practitioner (CPHR). 
Globally benchmarked
The APC Program is underpinned by the globally benchmarked AHRI Model of Excellence. With this program, AHRI leads the way in ensuring that HR certification recognises HR capability as a combination of:

  • What you know and
  • How you apply this knowledge in practice. 

The APC Program is one of four pathways to attaining HR certification in Australia.
 

Advance your HR career
Become a partner to your business by enrolling in the AHRI Practising Certification Program. This program is equivalent to an AQF Level 8 postgraduate certificate level and offers you advanced entry into Masters of HR or MBA qualifications.
You will develop the professional HR capabilities and leadership behaviours to:

  • Apply HR thought leadership and insight to foster a productive and sustainable culture that drives individual and organisational objectives, 
  • Build organisational capability and influence organisational objectives, and
  • Increase your profile in your organisation and win that promotion.
  • A successfully completed unit of study will earn a member 32 CPD points. To learn more about CPD, click here for more information.

Upon graduation, you will be recognised as a Certified HR Practitioner (CPHR). 
Globally benchmarked
The APC Program is underpinned by the globally benchmarked AHRI Model of Excellence. With this program, AHRI leads the way in ensuring that HR certification recognises HR capability as a combination of:

  • What you know and
  • How you apply this knowledge in practice. 

The APC Program is one of four pathways to attaining HR certification in Australia.

 

WA Midwest network
The introduction of the Work Health and Safety Act (2020) highlights that a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must manage the risk of psychosocial hazards in the workplace. But what are they? Psychosocial hazards at work are aspects of work and work situations which can lead to psychological or physical harm. Workplace psychosocial hazards are related to the psychological and social conditions of the workplace rather than just the physical conditions.

This session aims to give a quick introduction to psychological and social hazards in the workplace and provide information on some resources available for businesses to consider how they may approach psychosocial risks and how to minimise, prevent or manage them to help to meet their responsibilities under WHS legislation.

Target Audience  
HR Practitioners of all career levels and roles will benefit from attending this forum.

  • Business Owners with an interest in HR
Speaker: Carrie Puzzar, Manager Organisational Capability, Central Regional TAFE
Carrie Puzzar’s desire to empower and transform people and businesses has resulted in a diverse international career in Human Resources, Organisational Development and General Management.  Working for public, private and not-for-profit organisations in industries including law enforcement, government, disability services, training and education, her background also includes experience in retail, hospitality and digital media.

A national Human Resources Award recipient for Organisational Change and Development and a Certified Practitioner HR (CPHR), Carrie currently works as Manager Organisational Capability at Central Regional TAFE. Carrie is also the Principal Consultant of Carrie & Co, and has worked with leaders, teams and individuals to help them recognise their strengths and understand their relationships, to achieve their highest potential performance. As a WA State Councillor for the Australian HR Institute and Midwest WA Network Convenor, Carrie is keen to share her knowledge and experience to increase the capacity and capability of individuals and organisations in people matters, as well as promoting the HR profession.

Other Event Information
A light breakfast will be provided courtesy of Geraldton Universities Centre.
Attendees are asked to arrive from 7.30am to enjoy the breakfast and for networking.

Presentations will begin from 8.00am.
You will obtain 1.75 CPD points for this forum.

Registration Information
Registration close: Monday 22 August
Having trouble registering? Contact Us or phone 1300 811 880.
By confirming your registration you agree to AHRI’s Event Terms & Conditions.

NSW ER/IR Network
This month we will consider the new workplace in a post pandemic world, one that we could define as Hybrid, or is it?

Our expert panel, made up of Neil Napper (Partner at Lander & Rogers), Linda White (HR Consultant) and Mathew Paine (Chief People Officer, DPIE) will answer a series of questions, based on a hypothetical case study.

The session will be moderated by committee member Andrew Milwain (People Lead, Woolworths), and explore topics such as public health orders, vaccine mandates, employees refusing to return to the office, WHS and the rise of ‘work from anywhere’ policies.

The forum will also include an audience Q&A at the end.

Target Audience  
HR Practitioners of all career levels and roles will benefit from attending this forum.

  • HR and ER/IR professionals
  • Senior managers, lawyers and consultants.
Speaker: Neil Napper, Partner, Lander & Rogers

Speaker: Linda White, HR Consultant, Sterling Leadership Group

Speaker: Mathew Paine, Chief People Officer, Department of Planning and Environment

Speaker: Andrew Milwain, People Lead, Woolworths Group

Other Event Information
This online forum will not be recorded.
You will obtain 1.5 CPD points for this event.

Times
Time zone AEST ACST AWST
Session Start 8.00am 7:30am 6:00am
Session Finish 9.30am 9:00am 7:30am
 
Registration Information
Registration close: Wednesday 25 August 
Having trouble registering? Contact Us or phone 1300 811 880.
By confirming your registration you agree to AHRI’s Event Terms & Conditions.
Thirsty Thursdays
 
Join your HR Colleagues for another Thirsty Thursday Event!
 
Come along to our monthly  networking session. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with your colleagues and peers in “people services” in Darwin.  
 
Each month we present a different HR subjects. More details about the August speakers and topic will be released closer to the event.

Target Audience

HR Practitioners of all career levels and roles will benefit from attending this forum.

 

Other Event Information
You will obtain 1.25 CPD point for this event.

Registration Information

Registration closes: Wednesday 24 August

Having trouble registering? Contact Us or phone 1300 811 880.

QLD ER/IR Network
Come and Join the QLD ER/IR Network Forum for a conversation with Kerry Atkinson.
Kerry will talk about her experience and career which includes senior leadership roles at companies such as Thiess, Energy Super and BHP. Among Kerry’s many talents in strategic HR, is an extensive experience in restructures and organisational change activities. Kerry will be sharing her insights into these areas. If these are areas of interest for you, register your attendance today.
 
Target Audience  
HR Practitioners of all career levels and roles will benefit from attending this forum.
  • HR Managers
  • Middle career HR Professionals with an interest in restructures, organisational change
Speaker: Kerry Atkinson, Head of People and Culture,  BDO (Australia)
Kerry is an accomplished and experienced Human Resources professional. She is skilled in the fields of strategic human resource management, executive coaching, organisational change, remuneration analysis, governance and workforce capacity management acquired over 20 years.
Kerry prides herself on working closely with business leaders to create foundations for business success driven through enhancing workplace performance.
Other Event Information
You will obtain 1 CPD point for this event.

Registration Information
Registration close: Thursday 25 August
Having trouble registering? Contact Us or phone 1300 811 880.
By confirming your registration you agree to AHRI’s Event Terms & Conditions.

WA Central Metro network
Returning to the workforce can be dauting. CV Writing, Interview Skills, LinkedIn, SEEK, employment contracts compounded with the constant juggle of caring responsibilities and inherent workforce bias.  Dress For Success has been operating in Perth for over 6 years, working with women returning to work to be job ready. Their services range beyond clothes styling to those of career coaching and interview techniques to build the confidence of Perth women to find suitable roles and create financial independence.

This is our second partnership event with Dress For Success Perth (DFSP) who will showcase their impactful work in assisting women return into the workforce.  Volunteers from Dress for Success will take us through examples of how they assist women with professional development opportunities, career management, clothing and personal branding. We will hear from volunteers with a call to action as to how HR professionals can influence change to inherent bias in the recruitment process. We invite you to join us in this discussion.

DFSP has kindly opened their doors to our AHRI network as a private event. We will have a unique opportunity to purchase surplus clothing plus a silent auction for some specially donated items. 

As a not for profit, DFS Perth work with approx. 30 women per month, funds are predominately raised through the sale of surplus clothing and used for development and resume building programs.  Offers of professional assistance in recruitment, coaching and mentoring are also welcomed.

Registration for the event is free for everyone, door donations are welcomed in place of a ticket price. Food and drinks will be provided.

Please join us for this unique event and enjoy an evening of influencing change, networking, shopping and community partnership. Spaces are limited and the session will not be provided online.

Target Audience  
HR Practitioners of all career levels and roles will benefit from attending this forum.

Speaker: Lauren Evans, Fundraising Coordinator, Dress for Success

Speaker: Vanessa Warden, Career Support Coordinator, Dress for Success

Dress for Success Perth is a WA charity that is part of a global movement for change.
We empower women to achieve economic independence by supporting them with professional clothing, career development workshops, and one-to-one job application support.
Donations of high quality professional clothing enable us to provide appropriate outfits for job interviews, new jobs and other life events, with our circular economy model – recycle, reuse and resell – aiming for every unwanted item of clothing to avoid landfill.
Our clients might be seeking work after a period of unemployment, be a person with a disability, be re-entering the community from the justice system, or be starting anew after surviving violence.
We offer vulnerable WA women a safe and non-judgmental space, where they can grow their confidence, courage and job-readiness skills ready for their new start.

Other Event Information
The best parking spot is around the corner at 164 Railway Parade.
You will obtain 1 CPD point for this forum.

Registration Information
Registration close: Monday 29 August 
Having trouble registering? Contact Us or phone 1300 811 880.
By confirming your registration you agree to AHRI’s Event Terms & Conditions.

Course Overview – Internal HR Consulting Skills
Organisations are experiencing unprecedented levels of change in an uncertain economic environment – with global competitors, rapidly changing markets, increasing customer demands, and more stringent regulation and compliance requirements. This has a significant impact on the way in which HR professionals consult with their business partners in their organisation to deliver people management solutions that drive business performance.

In practice, HR professionals are now expected to be ‘internal consultants’ to line managers and senior managers. This short course explores the skills, tools, and frameworks that HR professionals can use to effectively partner with internal stakeholders and embrace internal consulting practices.

This course addresses:

  • The evolving role of HR
  • What is internal consulting and how does it add value?
  • The value of a consulting approach and what internal consultants can offer the organisation
  • What makes a successful internal consultant or business partner?
  • Effective stakeholder management
  • The four stages of the internal consulting process and how to apply them

Target Audience 
This course is suitable for HR professionals who want to move into a business partnering role and/or become an effective internal consultant.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Adopt an internal consulting approach to business issues and stakeholder management
  • Build and maintain internal relationships to become an effective business partner
  • Develop credibility through effective partnering to address business challenges
  • Implement the four stages of effective internal consulting
  • Use consulting frameworks, tools and techniques to diagnose issues and develop solutions that stakeholders ‘own’
  • Operate with increased confidence and professionalism to achieve business outcomes.
Other Course Information
Delivery mode: Blended Learning
Live session dates: Thursday 1 September, Friday 2 September, Thursday 8 September and Friday 9 September
Live session times:
11:00 am – 12:30 pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
You will obtain 14 CPD points for completing this short course.
Please note:
Participants are required to purchase the eBook ‘High Performance Consulting Skills’ which forms part of the required reading material for this course. You can purchase the eBook via the Dymocks website.
NB: The hard copy version is also available via Dymocks however, please be aware that it comes at an additional cost and may not align with the course presentation.

Registration Information
Registration close: Wednesday 24 August
Having trouble registering? Contact Us or phone 1300 811 880.
By confirming your registration you agree to AHRI’s Terms & Conditions.

WA HR Book Club Network

The WA HR Book Club Network invites you to their September WA HR Book Club event. These monthly events will be an inclusive space for HR professionals to come together to learn and critically discuss relevant Human Resources and Organisational Psychology literature.

Attendees will get to participate in thought-provoking discussions and critique of Human Resources and Organisational Psychology literature. They will expand their network and get to know one another in a way that might not result from traditional networking.

The book being discussed at this September event is: 

 
Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for Employers and Employees by Donna Butler and Gill Hasson

Target Audience  
HR Practitioners of all career levels and roles will benefit from attending this forum.

 
Speaker: Tara Roopra, Consulting, Talenting
Tara is a consultant at Talenting, a HR consultancy working with government, Not-For-Profit and private organisations. Her background & postgraduate experience is in Organisational Psychology, providing a strong understanding of what motivates and drives people. Tara’s strengths-based approach is underpinned by positive psychology, which focuses on growing what is working well.

In addition to her work at Talenting, she is involved in research in implicit bias, leadership and organisational intervention. Through her work experience, she has become skilled at encouraging successful, inclusive and diverse business cultures.

She is an accredited coach and accredited in multiple psychometric assessment tools. With her coaching background, she is skilled at encouraging growth and high performance for individual, team and organisational success.

Other Event Information
You will obtain 2 CPD point for this forum.

Registration Information
Registration close: Wednesday 31 August
Having trouble registering? Contact Us or phone 1300 811 880.
By confirming your registration you agree to AHRI’s Event Terms & Conditions.

Course Overview – Professional Writing Skills
This course will help you learn how to write clearly, professionally and succinctly to capture the attention of your intended business audience. It focuses on the essentials of general business writing, report writing and business proposal/business case writing. Understand critical business writing techniques and how to apply them to improve your written communications today.

Target Audience 
This course is suitable for individuals wanting to improve their business writing skills.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of plain English when writing for business purposes
  • Write in concise, direct and factual manner
  • Structure, format and write effective business correspondence and reports
  • Correct and avoid typical grammatical errors in correspondence and reports  

Other Course Information
Delivery mode: Virtual Workshop
Live session dates: Tuesday 6 September and Wednesday 7 September
Live session times: 
9:00 am – 12:00 pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
You will obtain 7 CPD points for completing this short course.

Registration Information
Registration close: Monday 29 August   
Having trouble registering? Contact Us or phone 1300 811 880.
By confirming your registration you agree to AHRI’s Terms & Conditions