The just-wrapped inaugural iteration of the 12-month opportunity included intensive leadership workshops, the Australian Institute of Management’s Mini Master of Business Administration and a months-long business challenge project.
The program covered convention centre business management as well as self-discovery.
Six of the convention centre’s staff – risk operations manager, Adrian Slingsby, senior manager of ICT service delivery, Andrew Durbridge, senior manager of business development for national associations Dana Fish, senior manager of human resources business partnering Erin Rugg, senior audio visual technical manager Jack Crozier and senior manager of public relations Sandra Rae – completed the leadership program.
“Our investment in upskilling and professional development coupled with our people’s ingenuity ensures that ICC Sydney remains at the fore of event management and technical delivery,” said ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy.
“We are incredibly proud to have established a culture that encourages our team of professionals to participate in developing impactful innovations, such as the event planning tool and the leadership pathway strategy, that will help underpin the success we deliver for our clients today and into the future.
“ICC Sydney’s High Performance Program participants have certainly exemplified the venue’s values and standards and this outstanding achievement is a testament to their creativity, collaboration and world class venue management practices.”
ICC Sydney’s director of human resources, Luke Fleming said the centre’s attitude towards staff closely reflected its “more than a venue” motto.
“Just as ICC Sydney is more than a venue, we also provide more than just jobs, creating pathways for long-term careers. As part of our commitment to fostering our talent – including senior leaders, it was terrific to see the culmination of the year-long program with our inaugural high performing group,” said Fleming.
ICC Sydney offers talent development opportunities from entry level up, from its AV Graduate Program to its Professional Growth Traineeship Program and the High Performance Leadership Program.
The venue supported 7,000 hours of training for its staff in the last financial year.