Regional business training and networking events at The Capital

Media release

The City of Greater Bendigo is presenting two regional business training and networking events in partnership with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday October 31 at The Capital theatre.

The all-day workshop, Managing Mental Health in the Workplace, takes a comprehensive approach with specialist advice from trainer Pip Sellar. The event is designed to help business managers improve their ability to manage mental health matters amongst staff in the workplace.

The informative session will look at mental health from several different perspectives, providing a clear understanding of workplace obligations under privacy, disability discrimination, workplace relations and safety laws.

Participants will learn how to effectively support and manage employees with mental health conditions as well as how to build a mentally healthy workplace that is both safe and productive. 

This course is suited to business owners, senior managers, human resources and occupational health and safety professionals, return to work coordinators and people managers.

The second all-day training event, Day to Day Management and Supervision of Staff, will be hosted by training facilitator Georgia Ellis and is on the same day and at the same time at The Capital theatre. 

This course provides practical leadership tips on how to inspire, influence and help staff to achieve their full potential. It also looks at the knowledge and skills that are needed to effectively handle difficult situations. 

With funding assistance from the Australian and Victorian Governments, the full-day training events, normally valued at $910 each, present a free day of learning and networking for businesses in Greater Bendigo.  

City Manager Economic Development Ben Devanny said the City was delighted to support the free business training events at The Capital.

“This is a great opportunity for local businesses to gain important skills and knowledge from experts and to network with other business community members over a lunch that is provided as part of the day.

“I encourage people to visit the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry website to register and book your place on either of the courses as soon as possible as places are limited.”

Both events are taking place on the same day at the same time: 9.30am to 5pm on Tuesday October 31 (lunch is provided).

Greater Bendigo