15 emerging leaders graduate at MercyCare
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15 MercyCare emerging leaders complete six-month leadership program

by Freya Lucas

October 06, 2023

15 leaders from various facets of MercyCare recently completed a leadership and management course facilitated by AIM WA as part of the organisation’s commitment to engaging and empowering people. 


This initiative aligns with MercyCare’s 2023 Strategic Plan, emphasising investment in services and people to strengthen the organisation’s mission capability.


The course is part of MercyCare’s investment in its staff by committing to nurture and create pathways for emerging leaders within the business. This initiative has positively impacted various service sectors, such as aged care, home care, early learning, community, and corporate services.


The Emerging Leaders Program covers essential skills like leadership, communication, operational planning, team development, emotional intelligence, and continuous improvement. 


Participants also have the opportunity to apply their learning towards obtaining a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.


“Investment in our people is essential for MercyCare’s success.” explained Martin Wandmaker, Executive Director of People, Culture and Brand.


“Investment in leadership is instrumental. The AIM Leaders program is a core element in our capacity building as an organisation”


In the 2022-23 financial year, 8,730 hours of learning were completed by MercyCare staff and volunteers across 204 individual courses.


The Emerging Leaders Program covers the following points:


  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Coordination of business operational plans and priorities
  • Supporting the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • Developing and using emotional intelligence
  • Implementing continuous improvement.


The course has already started to positively impact the workplace with participants expressing details for their improvement.


“I really feel that I have grown so much since starting the course, it has made me more confident in my role and myself personally” one participant shared.


For another participant, completing the course has helped them to recognise the current strengths within their team and see how each person’s strengths play a part in going forward together.


To learn more about MercyCare’s work in early childhood, please see here

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