Tuesday 05, Sep 2023

CEO September Message

Empowering Business Excellence: The Vital Role of Geelong Chamber of Commerce’s Training Programs and Resources

In the ever-evolving landscape of modern business, organisations are constantly seeking opportunities to stay ahead of the curve, adapt to change, and foster growth. For businesses in Geelong and beyond, the Geelong Chamber of Commerce’s new leadership courses stands as a beacon of innovation and progress. With two programs on offer, these initiatives not only benefit individual enterprises and business leaders but also contribute to the overall economic vitality of the region. 

Entrepreneurs often grapple with challenges like access to market data, networking opportunities, and funding sources. The chamber bridges these gaps by providing new resources that nurture strategic decision-making. 

The Geelong Chamber has partnered with The Gordon, a proud institution and huge supporters of our region’s economic prosperity, and Deakin University through DeakinCo, offering practical workplace learning that propels organisations into the future.  

Our leadership courses equip business owners and managers with the skills necessary to navigate the complexities of today’s business environment. Effective leadership is the cornerstone of any successful enterprise, and these courses nurture traits like strategic thinking, effective communication, and team management. By empowering local leaders and businesses, the chamber fosters a culture of visionary thinking that ripples through businesses, creating an environment ripe for innovation and growth. 

Let’s take a quick look at the two Leadership programs we have recently announced: 

Firstly, The Leadership Edge, power by The Gordon will give business leaders and owners an industry-designed and immersive leadership experience. Participants will gain access to diagnostic tools, industry-based learning modules, and build coveted relationships with likeminded individuals that will rockets their performance together. Those who should consider this program are small / medium enterprise owners, leaders, and senior management that want to affect change on themselves, their teams, and their organisations. 

Secondly, The Executive Academy, delivered by DeakinCo invests further into the vast Executive and Senior Leadership talent in our region. Executives will take their strategic leadership skills to the next level with unique experiences complimenting Deakin’s globally recognised course delivery including mentoring, CEO roundtables and industry-based Executive development opportunities. Executives and Senior Leaders will benefit most from the program’s innovative design along with the attainment of Deakin’s Graduate Certificate in Management.  

The importance of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce’s initiatives goes beyond individual businesses; it shapes the region’s economic trajectory.  

The Geelong Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to providing leadership courses, training programs, and business resources holds immense significance. It is a testament to the chamber’s dedication to fostering excellence within the local business community. As the business landscape continues to evolve, these initiatives become not only advantageous but necessary. By investing in its members, the chamber is paving the way for a prosperous future for Geelong and its businesses, ensuring they remain resilient, adaptable, and thriving in the face of challenges yet to come. 

The first cohorts are planned to commence late October 2023. Expressions of interest can be made via the following links: 

  • The Leadership Edge, powered by The Gordon – Click here 
  • Executive Leadership Academy, powered by DeakinCo – Click here 

To discuss your options with the Chamber directly, please email reception@geelongchamber.com.au with the Subject: Leadership Programs and one of our friendly staff will reach out to you for a conversation.