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Managing Emotional Stakeholders – A Client Case Study

The continually changing needs of our communities and growing populations necessitates the continual development of infrastructure such as dams, roads, pipelines, tunnels and bridges in rural and urban areas.

With development comes the need to use existing land in different ways, unfortunately this often requires the need to compulsorily acquire people’s homes and businesses.

Compulsory Property Acquisition NSW recognised that to support its staff in these highly challenging roles it needed to provide an holistic professional development solution that addressed both the job skills required for the role as well as looking after the mental and emotional well being of these employees.

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Managing Emotional Stakeholders – A Client Case Study


How to Improve Memory Strength and Forget Less!

Did You Know? In 1885, Hermann Ebbinghaus hypothesised that in humans, the ability to remember new skills or knowledge deteriorates over time.  In fact, he created a formula which predicts this deterioration with a modern version of that formula as R = e-T/S, where R = memory retention, S = relative strength of memory, T […]

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How to Improve Memory Strength and Forget Less!


Is Staff Retention Important for Your Organisation in 2020?

HR departments in Australia are facing hefty costs with regards to onboarding new staff, existing staff transitioning to new roles and staff leaving the organisation full stop. Costs related to employees who transition to another role or new staff onboarding are real, so making sure the employee who is transitioning, or the new staffer being […]

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Is Staff Retention Important for Your Organisation in 2020?


Best PD Trainers in the World? Research Says Maybe…

PD Training, in association with REACH Consulting Services and the OrgDev institute, undertook a study of over 4600+ participants and 39 trainers, across 46 different training courses, to determine if a Trainer’s REACH Quotient Score (RQ) has an impact on feedback scoring by learners. You can read the actual results below and the answer is […]

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Best PD Trainers in the World? Research Says Maybe…


8-Years to Take Our Customer Experience from “Really Good” to “Truly Outstanding”

Many entrepreneurs would agree that behind every “overnight success”, there is a 10-year, behind-the-scenes story of dedication, reinvestment and hard work; this story is no exception. Corporate Training provider, Professional Development Training Pty Ltd  (PDT), was founded in Brisbane in 2009 by Paul Findlay and Karen Winfield, and over the following 10 years the business […]

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8-Years to Take Our Customer Experience from “Really Good” to “Truly Outstanding”


PPA – Resilience and You

The Productive People Advantage Program is PD Training’s newest addition to the already extensive catalogue of industry leading professional development training courses. The PPA difference is in its development process. In conjunction with our industry partners, the OrgDev Institute and the LDP Consulting Group, we drastically changed how the course was written and what we […]

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PPA – Resilience and You


Productive People Advantage Summary

In collaboration with our clients, trainers, participants across the globe and our research & development partners (The OrgDev Institute and Leading Dimensions Consulting), PD Training has developed Productive People Advantage (PPA), designed for the needs of today to prepare your people and organisation to have a sustainable advantage tomorrow. PD Training’s new signature series program […]

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Productive People Advantage Summary


Top 10 Skills in Negotiation – Australia

According to a study at Harvard, 80% negotiators adopt an erroneous strategy in negotiation.[i] They size up the other party at the negotiation table and create their strategy from there. Only 20% of negotiators use an assertive approach where they have a clear idea of their goals and how much they are willing to compromise.[i] […]

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Top 10 Skills in Negotiation – Australia


Top 10 Skills in Business Writing for the Modern Workplace – Australia

Bad writing is actually damaging. According to the Harvard Business Review, bad writing can destroy a company’s productivity.[i] In a survey of 547 businesspeople, 81% of them said that poorly written material wastes a lot of their time” and “what they read is frequently ineffective because it’s too long, poorly organized, unclear, filled with jargon, […]

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Top 10 Skills in Business Writing for the Modern Workplace – Australia


Top 10 Skills for Mastering Body Language – Australia

How important is body language? Dr. Albert Mehrabian in 1967 conducted two studies in which he concluded that in communication “words account for 7%, tone of voice accounts for 38%, and body language accounts for 55% of the liking.”[i] The study changed our usual perception that words are most important in communication.   The New […]

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Top 10 Skills for Mastering Body Language – Australia


Top 10 Skills for Developing Business Etiquette – Australia

The best employees take business etiquette seriously because they understand how important it is for HR managers and companies. William Kane, Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Human Resources Group of Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, a company whose global headquarters are in Japan, said, “If the interview candidates I put in front of […]

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Top 10 Skills for Developing Business Etiquette – Australia


Top 10 Skills for Building Winning Teams – Australia

Harvard psychologist Richard Hackman, a preeminent scholar of team effectiveness believes that a team’s design is the most vital factor in building winning teams. “Get the design right, the theory says, and the performance will take care of itself.”[i] To have a good design, you need “clear goals, well-designed tasks that are conducive to teamwork, […]

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Top 10 Skills for Building Winning Teams – Australia