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Business Training

Upcoming Training Events

Within the Shoalhaven there is a comprehensive business training agenda all year round. Council's Economic Development Office coordinates many of these courses with local providers and in conjunction with local business chambers and like organisations.

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Tue 28 Apr 2020
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Business Connect - 60+ free online workshops and webinars to assist small business in NSW

Location: Online Webinar
Provided By: Business Connect
Cost: Free

Over 60 free online workshops and webinars are available through [business.nsw.gov.au/businessconnect] Business Connect to support your NSW small business to manage cashflow, change your business model, sell goods and services online and market your business in a challenging environment.

To book a webinar, visit business-connect-register.industry.nsw.gov.au

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Fri 01 Oct 2021
9:00am to 03:00pm

SRBEC - Free Online Business Workshops - October 2021

Location: Webinar
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: Free

The Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre are hosting FREE Social Media workshops in October 2021. 
Click on the link below for further updates on webinars:

Click here to learn about all courses available:


October 6, 2021   Wednesday
10:00am - 12:00pm
October 7, 2021   Thursday
10:00am - 11:30am
October 13, 2021   Wednesday
10:00am - 11:30am
October 19, 2021   Tuesday
10:00am - 12:00pm
October 20, 2021   Wednesday
10:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 11:30am
October 21, 2021   Thursday
10:00am - 11:30am
October 26, 2021   Tuesday
10:00am - 11:30am
October 27, 2021   Wednesday
10:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 11:30am   Canva advanced level


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Mon 11 Oct 2021
10:00am & 4:00pm

Bushfire Business Recovery Workshops

Location: ZOOM
Provided By: Sue Brodie, Being Human HR
Cost: Free

Bushfire Business Recovery Workshops - Oct & Nov 2021


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As part of the Shoalhaven Local Government Area RECOVERY ACTION PLAN Shoalhaven Economic Development and Shoalhaven Recovery Hub have put together a series of workshops to help you and your business get ready for NOW.

Delivered online these 1 hour workshops cover everything from Most Needed Skills for 2022 to Social Media Tips and Tricks to really rock your message, and reach the people that count.

And the best thing is they are absolutely FREE. It’s easy to book your spot. Just click on the link in the workshop you would like to attend and choose the date and time that suits you. You can choose to attend as many workshops as  you wish.


GROWING  YOUR BUSINESS

Social Media is a vital marketing channel for businesses. The common question a few years ago, “why should our business use social media?”, is now being replaced with, “how can our business grow with social media marketing?”.

In this 4 week series we’ll walk you through a 4 step plan to create a winning social media marketing plan of your own.

Starts: Monday 11 Oct at 10am or Thursday 14 Oct at 4pm
Limit: 10 people
  • Register here for Growing your Business - Monday 11 October at 10:00am
  • Register here for Growing your Business - Thursday 14 October at 4:00pm

TOP SKILLS FOR 2022

With all the uncertainty of the past two years it’s a good time to consider sharpening your skill set, especially when it comes to decision making, problem solving and flexibility in a fast changing environment. We’ve put together a series of 90 minute workshops from HR Essentials to Creative Problem Solving as well as some tried and true essentials. Do one or do them all.

HR Essentials - Thursday 7 October 2021

Effectively managing, developing and retaining employees is a critical challenge for every business.In this workshop we look at best ways to manage all aspects of the employee lifecycle, helping you get the best from your employees and to better achieve your business goals.

  • Register here for HR Essentials - Thursday 7 October 2021 at 10:00am (Limited to 10 people)
  • Register here for HR Essentials - Thursday 7 October 2021 at 04:00pm (Limited to 10 people)
Great Customer Service Skills - Tuesday 12 October 2021

Great customer service means following best practices like valuing customers' time, having a pleasant attitude, and providing knowledgeable even if you sell online.

  • Register here for Great Customer Service Skills - Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 10:00am (Limited to 10 people)
  • Register here for Great Customer Service Skills - Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 04:00pm (Limited to 10 people)
    Creative Thinking and Decision Making - Tuesday 19 October 2021

    What is creative thinking and decision-making? It's the ability to consider all perspectives and solve a problem in a new way. It can establish new or better alternatives, offer a new method or even help discover a new product or service for a business to offer.

    • Register here for Creative Thinking and Decision Making - Tuesday 19 October 2021 at 10:00am (Limited to 10 people)
    • Register here for Creative Thinking and Decision Making - Tuesday 19 October 2021 at 04:00pm (Limited to 10 people)
      Leadership - Tuesday 26 October 2021

      Leadership is the ability of an individual or a group of individuals to influence and guide followers or other members of a business. Leadership involves making sound -- and sometimes difficult -- decisions, creating and articulating a clear vision, establishing achievable goals and providing followers with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve those goals.

      • Register here for Leadership - Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 10:00am (Limited to 10 people)
      • Register here for Leadership - Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 04:00pm (Limited to 10 people)
      Building Resilience in the Workplace - Monday 1 November 2021

      While it’s good to be able to manage stress and hostile situations, if your workplace is putting a strain on your mental health then resilience may not be the only answer. We spend a third of our day at work so we need to be able to identify what is causing the stress in the first place and put steps in motion to move forward.

      • Register here for Building Resilience in the Workplace - Monday 1 November 2021 at 10:00am (Limited to 10 people)
      • Register here for Building Resilience in the Workplace - Monday 1 November 2021 at 04:00pm (Limited to 10 people)
      Emotional Intelligence - Wednesday 10 November 2021 

      Emotional intelligence is essential for small business owners because it opens up the lines of communication. This prevents misunderstandings, confusion and frustration from occurring between employees and their management teams. Effective communication also fosters positive workplace relationships

      • Register here for Emotional Intelligence - Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 10:00am (Limited to 10 people)
      • Register here for Emotional Intelligence - Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 04:00pm (Limited to 10 people)

      ** WORKSHOPS ARE LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE  **


      ONE ON ONE BUSINESS COACHING

      If you prefer a more customised approach we’ve got you covered. Simply email us at workshops@beinghumanhr.com.au to book your very own personalised session.

      You can choose from the selection of topics all designed to get you ready for 2022. 
      All sessions will go for one hour and will be via Zoom.


      TEAM WORKSHOPS

      If you and your team prefer a more customised approach let us know the topic and we will run a workshop tailor-made for you. Simply call on 0406 866 634 or email us at workshops@beinghumanhr.com.au and we will put together a workshop to suit your needs. 

      You can choose from the selection of workshops all designed to get you and your team ready for 2022. All sessions will go for one hour and will be via Zoom.


      SUE BRODIE
      Being Human HR
      Mob: 0406 866 634
      Email: workshops@beinghumanhr.com.au
      Website: www.beinghumanhr.com.au

      Tertiary Education

      University of Wollongong - Shoalhaven Campus

      The Shoalhaven Education Precinct, a strategic development is combining the resources of Shoalhaven City Council, the University of Wollongong and the NSW Government.

      At the centre of development at Mundamia, to the west of Nowra is a campus for the University of Wollongong offering a range of courses at Nowra through its Faculties of Law, Humanities & the Arts; Business; Science Medicine and Health; Social Sciences.

      The Shoalhaven Education Precinct offers a campus where students can undertake all or part of a degree. With the upgrading of the technology used for flexible delivery of learning at UOW, it is expected that an even greater range of subject and course offerings will be available each year.

      NSW TAFE - Illawarra Institute

      NSW TAFE have campuses at Bomaderry and Milton/Ulladulla, allowing the opportunity to train locally and providing the region with a strong skills base.

      The Nowra Campus is the Illawarra Institute’ssecond largest and includes a library, a large tourism and hospitality training facility, a child studies facility and computer rooms. The campus offers a broad range of courses in the trade, manufacturing and services areas. Including;

      • Access Programs (includes Aboriginal Education & Training Unit, Outreach)
      • Building & Construction (Carpentry & Joinery)
      • Business Services (includes Administration Services, Finance, Retail & Property)
      • Engineering & Manufacturing (includes Electrotechnology, Metal Fabrication & Welding)
      • General Education ( includes Adult Basic Education, Prevocational)
      • Information Technology and Arts & Media (includes Fashion Technology)
      • Personal, Community & Health Services (includes Child Studies, Nursing, Welfare)
      • Tourism & Hospitality (includes Commercial Cookery, Food & Beverage, Travel) Transport, Rural & Maritime (includes Agriculture, Dairy, Horticulture, and Land Management)

      The Ulladulla Campus of TAFE serves the southern Shoalhaven area from Sussex Inlet in the north to Kioloa in the south. Students have the opportunity to study a wide selection of courses in the business services, tourism and hospitality, general education, community services and maritime.

      Vocational Training

      There is a wide range of specialist registered training organizations (RTO’s) that operate within the Shoalhaven. Organisations such as the Illawarra Retirement Trust, Mission Australia, Sureway, Essential Personnel, Aerospace Training Services and more.

      Aerospace Training Services was established in Nowra in 1996 to provide quality aviation maintenance training and training support to Australian General Aviation, Regional Passenger Transport industries and the aviation elements of the Australian Defence Force.

      The Shoalhaven Community College,  is also based at Bomaderry for work skills programs, with a particular strength in the beauty industry.

      Illawarra ITEC Ltd services the Illawarra/Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands region.  It is a not for profit organisation that was established in 1988 providing a range of courses including education, training and skills development and business and advisory services. To view their latest course offerings, click here.