How to empower yourself with responsibility.

Written by Karen Fischbach - Change Specialist Pro Leaders Academy Each workday we take ourselves to our place of work.  Many of us are on autopilot.  The question is, do we take responsibility for what we actually do during the time we are there? People are not robots, we don’t all feel the same, we [...]

By |2021-02-26T08:41:50+10:00February 26th, 2021|Governments, Project Management, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Procurement Management or Project Management

 John Donne famously wrote, “No man is an island.” He could have been talking about a project because projects cannot be completed without drawing from resources outside of the project team. And it is generally the procurement team that manages this process for the project. It is an interconnected process that when working well delivers successful [...]

By |2020-11-19T11:05:36+10:00November 19th, 2020|Governments, Project Management|0 Comments

An Ethical Australia with Ethical Behaviour

Written by Donna Kirk - Pro Leaders Academy. An ethical Australia with ethical behaviour is what we believe to be our current state in general. However on Monday 26 October Q&A aired a program with a challenging discussion on ethics, ethical behaviour, accountability & leadership. As a leading trainers in the areas of projects, procurement [...]

By |2020-11-19T11:01:44+10:00November 18th, 2020|Governments, Legal, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Part 2 – Why is a Conflict of Interest perceived as a negative?

Written by: Brett Lyndon– Pro Leaders Academy In the first part of this article, published in August  we looked at what a Conflict of interest is. In this, Part Two of our series on Conflict of Interest, we will examine why a Conflict of Interest (COI) is bad. A Conflict of Interest, as previously discussed, [...]

By |2020-09-04T15:32:52+10:00September 4th, 2020|Governments, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ABC describes a COVER UP in Coronavirus Hotel Quarantine Contract.

Written by: Donna Kirk – Pro Leaders Academy As a lay person reading a recent article from the ABC, one could get a little rattled at what seems to be a complete and utter disgrace. There is a perception that an entire population base has been impacted by individuals lack of care. People have died. [...]

By |2020-09-04T15:32:44+10:00September 4th, 2020|Governments|0 Comments

Part 1 Your Conflict of Interest (COI) – Brett Lyndon

Pro Leaders Academy Facilitator, Brett Lyndon will take you through a 3-part series looking deeper into the area of Conflict of Interest, its implications and what steps you can take in order to do the right thing. Part 1 – What does Conflict of interest mean? The more I talk to people regarding Conflict of [...]

By |2020-10-01T13:59:49+10:00August 6th, 2020|Governments, Legal|0 Comments

Procurement within disrupted supply chains

Written by: Donna Kirk - Pro Leaders Academy No matter how much preparation goes into contingency scenarios, companies, organisations and governments can still be faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges when disaster strikes. The procurement process can be significantly interrupted by over demand, under supply or even the inability to access your normal networks of supply. [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:47:06+10:00April 6th, 2020|Governments|0 Comments

Probity, getting it right!!

Written by: Phil Sealy - Pro Leaders Academy If we look at probity as being the evidence of ethical behaviour, then does ethical behaviour automatically make me get it right? As a probity advisor, I don’t believe this to be true.  Let me explain Probity can be seen as a process to ensure the required [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:48:10+10:00March 5th, 2020|Financial, Governments, Legal|0 Comments

The importance of lessons learned and audits

Written by: Brett Lyndon - Pro Leaders Academy A recent Australian National Auditors Office (ANAO) audit of Western Sydney Airport Company (WSA Co) a wholly owned Australian Government Business Enterprise (GBE), and therefore subject to operating under the terms of the Public Governance Performance and Accountability Act, has highlighted the importance of not just having [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:54:58+10:00March 5th, 2020|Financial, Governments, Legal|0 Comments

Clarity around Transparency

Written by: Donna Kirk – Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd As a project or procurement manager working with funds that are tax or ratepayer derived, you have specific accountability that are bounded by procurement rules. This accountability is legislated to provide the necessary framework that governs how public money can be used ethically and responsibly. [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:56:11+10:00February 5th, 2020|Financial, Governments, Legal, Taxes|0 Comments
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