09 January 2012
Guide dog managers get training
One of Victoria's best-loved charities, Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV), has partnered with RMIT University to upgrade its managers’ skills.
Guide Dogs Victoria team members gather for training.
GDV is committed to improving the mobility of people who are blind or vision-impaired.
In 2011 GDV and RMIT delivered the Diploma of Management to a group of managers.
The program focused on leadership and management skills in a not-for-profit organisation supporting people with disabilities.
Anthony Graham, Program Manager in Community Services in the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, collaborated with GDV to develop the interactive course.
Mr Graham said the eight units of competency covered areas that managers needed to know, with workshops providing discussion and reflection.
“The completion of work-based projects enabled participants to apply concepts and theory to develop solutions to a real-work problem,” he said.
Karen Hayes, Chief Executive Officer at GDV, congratulated the managers on completing the program and achieving such positive outcomes.
Annmarie Carroll, Project Manager in the RMIT Global Business and Engagement Unit, said the University’s work with GDV showed how it was committed to working with community organisations.