It would likely be fair to say that most executives aligned with Labor’s commitment to invest in the sector but curiously the change did not bring more capital. Rather, it brought some level of ambiguity and a sense for leaders that they were somewhat in becalmed waters.
The team no longer had a shared cause and so much of the one team focus started to water down.
Dattner Grant worked closely with Jodi Schmidt on a series of workshops to bring trust and collaboration to the group. This included:
The program was considered sufficiently successful to warrant cascading leadership development to a broader audience. Key concerns were that time was short, the need for networked leadership a strategic imperative, and budgets were tight.
In the end, some 120 senior managers, educators and functional experts joined one program which lasted over a year.
Program content addressed:
There was no question that breaking this group into 3 – 4 smaller groups would have been ideal, but it was also not possible. The program concluded in August 2017 and was considered generally successful.
The organisation has now made the decision to formalise the businesses into one registered training organisation, One TAFE Queensland. This will involve further restructuring in the New Year.
The Executive team has changed significantly over the last 12 months.
Further investment in the collaboration of leadership and the development of skills into the broader community is on-going for the organisation.
Author, Fabian Dattner, Founding Partner Dattner Grant, Co Founder Homeward Bound