SYDNEY CATCHMENT AUTHORITY
Name: Girja Sharma
-HPA -Time management in particular e-mail and phone call management -Delegating tasks to team members -Change and innovation and continuous improvement -ADAPT -NEAT meeting Planner -4Ds -High performance wheel -Problem solver and decision maker -Feedback
Name: Udaya Peeligama
Overall, the course has been of much benefit to me, not only from a work point of view, but from a personal point of view as well. By nature, being a ‘loner’ and not given to interacting much with others, the course has taught me of the importance of consulting with others, looking at situations from a different point of view and of taking decisions on a collective basis. This has led to more harmony, less stress and more effective decision making. Also the setting of goals, both at work and privately, and constantly working on them, has enabled some of them to be actually achieved. A special word of thanks to Peter S for his unwavering support and encouragement that has got me this far when things appeared insurmountable especially with the unfinished assignments.
Name: Roslyn Kinchin
My greatest take away was the importance of goal setting and writing down goals. The tools provided have been helpful in my day to day team leader role and I will continue to use them. I implemented an electronic credit card processing system. I have set the direction to improve payment processing.
Name: Alison Heald
I have gained a lot from the course that I have implemented both professionally and personally. I have found the idea of goal setting invaluable and it is something I now do without any effort. It has been nice to get to know others throughout the organisation and understand and appreciate different pressures throughout the organisation. I am happy that the course has allowed me to set workplace projects and complete the them. Several things that have been on my “to do” list are now down – woo hoo!!
Name: John Chalmers
The feature of the course I liked the most was that the work needed to be done was on your normal work. It wasn’t extra work, rather a smarter way to do our usual work.
Name: Robbie Beale
The last session I found the best. I genuinely felt like I had some rapport with Peter that I had perhaps not felt as strongly before. It really made for a great last session although a little disappointing that earlier sessions had not been as good! I found a great value in the networking and getting to know a range of colleagues from across the organisation. There were also a number of useful tools in the course that I have used a number of times in my work that have really helped.
Name: Amanda Quach
above the line approach – to support your staff through training. Need to identify the skills gap and come up with plan on how training can achieve this objective. It is critical to develop people’s potential as staff is a critical asset to the company.
Name: Andrew Ball
Time management section was the most useful to me.
Name: Ravi Sundaram
The interaction and learning from other course participants as all participants openly discussed their journey and experiences was very refreshing and useful in addition to the numerous tools and forms that one can put to good use in managing self and team behaviour. These tools and forms are a key to someone looking at ways to action some of the learnings.
Name: Jason Martin
Spending time with other key members in the leadership group of the SCA. Able to better identify HPAs and spending time on those areas. Spend more planning and assigning time to spend with staff in 1-1 and team settings. Better comprehension of recognising signs and dealing with the change process.
Name: David Tomlinson
Key aspects of the course for me were: Networking with a wide variety of sections in the organisation which has allowed relationships to develop that will greatly aid in the organisation taking on a more collaborative approach in the future. Gaining an understanding of just what is the role of a manager right at the time in my career where I am starting into this area. I have had great feedback from team members, manager, General Manager and even the CE on my approach and how I have developed my leaderships skills to achieve ever greater results through my team and others. I have achieved goals such as ensuring we achieve full compliance with regulators, improving the flow of communications to team members, and basically, through the applications of what I have learned, gaining the respect of my team, peers and stakeholders as I employ a more professional, planned approach. Gaining an understanding of the principle of goal setting has had an enormous change on both my work and family life. Taking the time to break things down to clear, precise steps and scheduling time to work on action steps has allowed me to much more productive without putting in significantly more effort. Taking the time to identify where I want to go rather than just cruising along has given me much needed impetus to focus on career goals as well as to work with the family to identify where we want to be in 2 years time and what we need to be doing to get there.
Name: David Beynon
I have enjoyed learning about the skills and attitudes which make for a successful leader. I also enjoyed interacting with/and learning from peers from other areas of the SCA. I have already applied some of what I have learned – – but it’s now up to me to ensure that I continue to apply these improved management skills – and work on the several areas which are clearly still a weakness. Any success resulting from this course is proportional to the effort put in, and I would advise others not to start unless they are prepared to make a serious effort.
Name: Mark Noonan
The most enjoyable part of the course was being able to discuss issues raised in a forum of fellow colleagues who are facing similar issues.