2020 was a challenging time for many Australian businesses, with ongoing uncertainty about COVID and its impact on the economy. Although we have begun to return to a COVID Normal, the impact of the pandemic is still being felt.
Through the Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce (GDCC) and the Victorian Government Business Support Grants, Ashfords is pleased to be able to offer members of the Chamber access to the Business Support Program to help SMEs with their post COVID recovery and ultimately run a better, more successful business.
How does the program work?
The Business Support Program is designed to help you answer the most important questions for your business, to pinpoint your risks and opportunities, and to deliver and execute a practical and considered strategic plan.
Using a range of tools and resources, the Program will help you find the right solutions and prepare for the future.
The Chamber is offering members access to the first stage of the program, fully funded by the Victorian Government. This tailored COVID business recovery program will deliver a clear plan of action, a timeline and an outline of the resources you’ll need to be successful.
The second stage of the Program, which provides one-on-one support with financial performance management, strategic, operational and governance matters, business valuation and improvement solutions and more, will be made available at an exclusive special members’ rate.
I don’t know about you but I don’t like conflict, I don’t even like voices that are raised. As for difficult conversations? They certainly put me out of my comfort zone. Learn to love challenging conversations and you will be one of those great workplace communicators who provide clarity, context and inspiration.
We will discuss:
Understanding my and others behaviour
Emotional intelligence and difficult conversations
It’s a topical time to be discussing change as we are living in very quickly-changing times. Some call it “global weirding” because everything: climate, politics, food, economic ecosystems, technology, artificial intelligence, and health care; seems to be changing or begging to be changed. Dynamic means the only thing constant is change.
How can we help people remain wise and kind through the tumult of uncertainty?
Change is essential, because change is what enables us to learn and grow. At any moment, we are either contributing or contaminating, resisting with idleness or choosing to accept the mission to march forth on this quest to co-create the change we are after.
From Surviving to Thriving: building a positive post-COVID workplace
Presented by Lorraine Sebastian and Carolyn Mitchell of Empowered HR
As a business owner, line manager or HR professional, you may have the practical aspects of preparing a COVID-safe workplace covered.
However, preparing your people for the transition can be more complex – particularly given the ever-shifting nature of Covid-19 and the government’s evolving responses.
Uncertain times mean that some Australian workers may be reluctant to make the transition back to the workplace. Some are concerned about the commute or are apprehensive about sharing their work space, while others have come to appreciate the benefits of working from home.
Empowered HR’s free session provide practical tips on how to lead meaningful conversations that drive productivity, increase engagement and inspires loyalty.
This session offers practical strategies and implementable tips from experienced HR professionals. We will prepare you to confidently lead a successful transition back to the workplace, with an understanding of:
How to have ongoing and meaningful conversations about flexible working that supports both individual and business needs
Strategies to accommodate a hybrid way of working
Implementing wellbeing practices that support both people and business needs
Translating COVID-19 learnings into people-centric processes, policies and functions