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How to attract, recruit and maintain a dedicated skilled and loyal workforce in the health sector (Aged Care)
This seminar is based on research from a recent royal commission report into the aged care sector and a workforce strategy that followed. The strategy outlined a number of skill gaps across the aged care sector, including a significant lack of management & leadership knowledge and skills. This was identified across all levels of staff, including management and supervisors. Based on the workforce strategy, I have put together an educational seminar. The seminar includes a lot of practical ideas and ‘How To’ methods. The purpose of the seminar is to develop and build knowledge and skills of people working across the aged care sector.
Bio. Kevin Egan
MBA, Adv. Dip, CIV TAE.
Kevin has lived and worked in Australia for most of his professional life. He started his career working on a factory floor. Not satisfied with factory work, he set off on a journey to create a successful life and career. This is a remarkable story of a person who was intellectually, economically and emotionally bankrupt and worked his way from obscurity to personal and business success.
During his career, Kevin has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience working across various Australian businesses and industries. These include: local and state government, transport and logistics, retail, warehousing, sales, finance and education.
Kevin has held various positions, including senior partner, state and national management positions and senior consultant roles. He holds a Master’s degree in business administration and is a published author.
Kevin’s local business and academic skills make him the ideal speaker for this seminar.Book a Spot
Mr. Bijo, the Founder, Managing Director, and CEO of HCI Australia, epitomizes a visionary leader driven by a deep passion for education, entrepreneurship, and technology. With a Master’s in Business Administration and a background in Mechanical Engineering, he brings over three decades of extensive project and business management experience to his role. Furthermore, as a member of GAICD and currently pursuing a PhD in Corporate Governance in the Educational Sector at Swinburne University, Mr. Bijo exemplifies a dedication to lifelong learning and professional excellence.
With a dedication to teaching, research, and industry consultancy he’s published over 45 referred research and conference papers and. Dr Hewege holds a PhD in Management, a Master of Business Administration Degree, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Honours. He’s well-regarded on a wide spectrum of research areas including corporate social responsibility, management controls of transitional economies, marketing, logistics, international business, and research methodology. Dr Hewege has also accumulated over 20 years of teaching experience on undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia and internationally.
Associate Professor Anthony Welch has held a number of positions in the discipline of nursing in both the private and public sectors of the health care industry (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong). Such positions have included Hospital Manager, Director of Nursing, Deputy Director of Nursing, Senior Supervisor, Unit Manager, Principal Educator, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Director of Post-Graduate Studies. He has also been a foundation member of two Schools of Nursing in Australia. He is currently employed at Central Queensland University as Assistant Dean Community Engagement, School of Nursing and Midwifery.
A highly accomplished Senior Finance Executive with 20 years of experience in multinational corporations across diverse industries. Recognized as a strategic and commercially astute professional with a proven track record of providing invaluable advice to Boards, Directors, CEOs, and Senior Management Teams. Possesses a natural ability to identify initiatives that drive value,profitability, and business growth. Boasts extensive finance and business acumen and excellent leadership skills, well-equipped to contribute significantly to any organization.
Ms. Shali Bijo, an experienced healthcare professional with over 25 years of nursing, education, and management experience, plays a key role at HCI. Focused on IHNA courses, she ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, implementing strategies for excellence and upholding standards of education and training for healthcare professionals. Holding a Masters in Orthopedic Nursing, Shali is dedicated to maintaining organizational compliance while delivering top-quality education.
In 2018, Lorraine transitioned to the role of Pro-vice Chancellor Associate - Academic and Strategic Transformation, which she held until her retirement at the end of 2018.
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of accounting and finance, Pankaj has experience across financial reporting, taxation, and auditing, with established skills in corporate finance, financial analysis, taxation, accounting, and auditing. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and is also a Certified Public Accountant (AUS) and Chartered Accountant (India). Pankaj has been working with the HCI Group for over eight years and is responsible for managing financial aspects of the entire group.
Shruthi is an accomplished entrepreneur with experience in academic board membership and publication.
She has a background in RTO education.
Shisir Manandhar is a respected leader in Australian tertiary education, overseeing academic programs at IHNA. With over seven years of experience, he specializes in technology management and innovation policy. As head of Heathovation, he drives research and innovation in healthcare education using cutting-edge technologies. Shisir's research focuses on enhancing tertiary education and healthcare delivery through innovative technologies.
Building on a robust foundation of vocational training, Australia's VET system, operational for over four decades, exemplifies educational excellence. IHNA, with its seventeen-year tenure, expands this legacy internationally, offering innovative training models tailored for a globally-mobile workforce. These initiatives are instrumental in fortifying individual capabilities and catalysing economic growth, by nurturing a skilled labour force attuned to the demands of diverse industries.
The IHNA Global Skills Training Academy, also known as Skilldemy, is a dynamic initiative by the Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) aimed at elevating vocational education in healthcare. Skilldemy specialises in offering non-accredited, internationally-focused training courses, developed by IHNA's curriculum experts for offshore delivery.
The IHNA Skilldemy is strategically designed to extend IHNA's expertise in vocational training to the global stage, catering specifically to international students offshore. Our tailored non-accredited courses, crafted by seasoned curriculum specialists, ensure a comprehensive learning experience that aligns with the needs of international markets and upholds the educational excellence synonymous with IHNA.
The IHNA Skilldemy aspires to be the bridge in global healthcare education, preparing individuals to meet the demands of the industry with an expansive skill set. Committed to 'Education for Employment,' our mission encapsulates the provision of comprehensive training programs tailored to foster work-ready graduates. We strive to equip our students with both the practical and theoretical knowledge required to excel in the healthcare sector, ensuring they remain at the forefront of innovation and service.
Skill sets offer a flexible approach to vocational education, allowing learners to accumulate partial qualifications that collectively lead to a full qualification. This method of 'stacking' units aligns with the concept of staking in cryptocurrency, where individual contributions lead to greater rewards over time. By engaging with individual units that contribute to a larger goal, learners can pace their education to fit their life circumstances, making each step manageable and significant towards achieving their ultimate vocational aspirations.
Online systems for SKILLDEMY course delivery bring multiple benefits, enhancing the educational experience. They provide a structured environment for learning, with consistent quality in both content and assessment. This ensures that all students receive the same comprehensive information and are evaluated against the same standards, regardless of their location. Moreover, digital platforms facilitate interactive and flexible learning, allowing students to engage with the material at their own pace and in a manner that suits their individual learning styles.