Launch of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Resilience

Professor Andrew Vann, Charles Sturt University Vice-Chancellor and President, State Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole MP, Associate Professor Jenny Kent, Associate Dean Academic in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM, Therese Jones-Mutton, Course Director, and Amber Marks, Strategic Engagement Officer.

In July, FoBJBS, together with FoA&E and FoS, launched two new postgraduate courses; the Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership, and the Graduate Certificate in Case Management and Coordinated Care. These two courses are the direct outcome of industry and community co-creation work that’s been done as part of the University Strategy on Market-Oriented Courses, Services and Facilities.

The launch events were held in Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Orange, Dubbo and Bathurst, and welcomed people from those relevant industries and communities who had been involved in the initial co-creation workshops, or who would have an interest in these offerings for themselves, or their organisations. Across all six events, we had over 150 people attend to celebrate the release of these programs, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

The courses were also launched at the National Local Government Association Conference, to over 800 delegates, where Associate Professor Jenny Kent was able to present our co-creation process and the value of this engagement in assessing community needs and co-developing education for our regions. The new Community Leadership course was of particular interest to that cohort, and further work will be done to develop those connections and relationships from that conference. Ongoing business development and marketing will now be done to promote these new courses more broadly.