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Head of Leadership Development

Advertiser: Kennedy Austin Executive SearchMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
19 Nov 2019
Sydney, North Shore & Northern Beaches
Work Type
Full Time
Human Resources & Recruitment, Training & Development


  • Report directly to CEO
  • Peak body for project management in Australia
  • Drive profitable development of leadership development programs
  • Grow endorsed courses and sales of training packages


The organisation:   Australian Institute of Project Management

AIPM is the peak body for project management in Australia and is a respected leader in the project management community globally.

AIPM's role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors.


The Role:   Head of Leadership Development and Professional Advancement

As a member of the executive team will drive the development of all professional advancement and leadership programs and products.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and improving AIPM’s certification offering, improving the actual certification process and working with the Marketing team to grow the number of people undertaking certification or re-certification.
  • Working with the National Manager Certification to develop and improve the relationships with AIPM’s third party certification assessors
  • Work with CEO to develop new forms from certification such as micro-credentials and accreditation of organisation partner’s internal competency frameworks and digital badging.
  • Review the current Future Figures Master Classes; determine suitability, potential to scale and profitability.
  • Work with CEO to develop ‘C-suite minus 2 or 3’ multi-day leadership development program.
  • Assist CEO with business development, dealing with HR and training managers to sell in leadership development courses to our organisational partners.
  • Grow the number of endorsed courses and sale of academic packages to course providers.
  • Work with Executive Team to develop/monetise the course handbook/guide as a product/service beyond being available to organisation partners only.
  • Further develop the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) for sale to a broader market.
  • Devise, lead and execute professional development programs to individual members and new industries/ audiences/ markets
  • New product development and general product enhancement in professional advancement area


The Criteria

  • 5 years senior level experience in professional advancement or leadership development
  • Skills in product development and program management
  • Strong relationships with HR and training managers
  • People management skills
  • Background in HR, training or leadership development
  • Understanding of member organisations
  • Understanding of project management principles


Please contact Vicki Austin for further information

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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