The selection process is underway for the provider for the Centre for Workplace Leadership.
to lead the way
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten called for proposals from organisations or groups with capacity and expertise to establish and administer the Centre.
Mr Shorten said the Centre would play an important role in increasing workplace level productivity and the quality of jobs by improving leadership capability in Australian workplaces.
He said $12 million had been allocated to the initiative, with the Centre expected to be up and running early this year.
“This will not be another training company,” Mr Shorten said.
“The Centre will drive a broader movement to provide good leadership which empowers employees and delivers greater job satisfaction, productivity and motivation.
“The specifics of the Centre’s work program will be determined largely by the successful proposal, with a focus on promoting and demonstrating innovative leadership, research, training and knowledge sharing.”
He said the Centre would be independent of Government and was designed to be supplemented by funding from the private sector.
“It will assist all types of workplaces, including small and medium enterprises, and promote the leadership capability of Australia’s youth,” he said.
“The successful organisation or consortia will have leading thinkers, researchers, industry and education and training expertise in the areas of leadership, high performing workplaces, effective management practices and quality jobs of the future.”
Mr Shorten said he would consult with the Centre for Workplace Leadership Advisory Group on the proposals.
Edition 344, 15 January 2013