Our client, and leading Australian community housing provider, Compass Housing, has taken out a 2019 Australian Business Award for Training Excellence.
Compass was recognised for the Emerging Leaders Program it developed in consultation with Forsythes Training. We helped Compass to secure NSW Government Smart & Skilled funding to subsidise the training.
Compass focussed on training and workforce planning
In its submission Compass said it prides itself on its strong dedication to training and development initiatives which are designed to maintain employee engagement and help employees develop a rewarding long-term career path.
“In providing ongoing investment in employees’ professional development both financially and with paid study leave Compass continues to support its employees to achieve their aspirations while contributing to the wider community and its workforce.”
“Over the past 12 months in line with our strategic plan, Compass has focused on learning and development initiatives which relating to workforce planning and developing the skills and knowledge of its frontline workers and through targeted and funded training programs.”
Customised leadership training – Emerging Leaders Program
“In consultation with the training provider – Forsythes Training, Compass applied for and was successful in securing funding through the NSW Governments Smart & Skilled initiative. This funding enabled Compass to enrol 26 employees in a partial qualification in the Nationally Recognised Certificate IV Leadership and Management course. To maximise learning outcomes the program was run concurrently in two groups of 13.”
“The Emerging Leaders Program was delivered as a blended program with employees attending 10 face to face workshops and submitting assessment tasks via online assessment the online student portal. Compass provided employees with support throughout the training by providing paid leave to attend the face to face workshops and opportunities to use their new skills in the workplace.”
Throughout the program, Forsythes Training provided Compass with regular Student Progress Tracking Reports. Compass tracked employee’s progress in the program to be able to provide additional support for staff to achieve the learning outcomes.
From the Forsythes Training team – “Congratulations Compass!”