Graduations at EGHS

East Grampians Health Service recently hosted a Federation University graduation ceremony for the Advanced Diploma of Management participants, where 15 students from East Grampians Health Services, Ararat Rural City Council and Department of Justice graduated.

This Fast Track Advanced Diploma of Management course has been developed and refined over 15 years to help deliver a diploma within a 12 month timeframe utilizing monthly workshops.The course is designed for people with a Diploma and/or relevant experience in management and supervisory positions.

East Grampians Health Service Nurse Mrs Kirsten Carr highlighted how fantastic it was to have people from such a diverse range of backgrounds come together and learn together. We have people from the Ararat Rural City Council, Department of Justice, EGHS Administration staff, Primary care, acute and aged care nurses. To have this opportunity to talk to and draw from each other’s experiences was invaluable.”

Mrs Carr said “In completing this course, I’m sure everyone would agree that we have gained new skills and broadened our knowledge, equipping us with positive leadership and management skills to take back to our organisations. Throughout this course we have been given the knowledge to mentor future leaders and to provide a functional and harmonious working environment.”

East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive Mr Nick Bush said “Federation University Advanced Diploma of Management course recognizes students that have relevant work experienceand acknowledges the knowledge that the students possess. The workshops are built around the working environment of the students.”

Federation University educator, Mr Geoff Dodds said “as a facilitator of the program held at East Grampians Health Services over the past year it was an absolute pleasure to be part of these wonderful people’s graduation. Their positive attitude and willingness to share their knowledge and life experiences during the course enhanced the learning journey for all participants.”

Mr Geoff Dodds said “Given the students came from three key organisations in the Ararat district the workshops provided a variety of diverse discussions on topics relating to the local community.”

Mrs Dodds highlighted “that this has been one of the best groups I have been involved in as a facilitator and thank the students, Jenny Turner for the way she looked after us at Pyrenees House and management of the organisations for the support they gave the participants and Federation University”