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How to empower yourself with responsibility.

February 26th, 2021|0 Comments

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 [...]

Debriefing – more than just for the military

February 26th, 2021|0 Comments

Written by Karen Fischbach - Pro Leaders Academy Debriefing originated in the military as a live, situational learning tool.  Teams in the field could literally learn on the spot what mistakes were made and why – critical when dealing with life threatening situations. Debriefing is [...]

Succession and Future Leaders

January 29th, 2021|0 Comments

Karen Fischbach Pro Leaders Academy, January 2021 Many articles are written about future proofing your business by the succession planning of the workforce – but what about the leadership talent?  It sometimes appears that there are plenty of crew members, but no one to steer [...]

Are purpose-led tenders the way of the future?

January 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Written by Donna Kirk - Pro Leaders Academy Evaluating tenders is what leads to a contract in government.  Developing the tender requirements prior to determining the tender criteria is more important as it sets the expectations of the client.  Criteria can be based on requirements [...]

Procurement Management or Project Management

November 19th, 2020|0 Comments

 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 [...]

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An Ethical Australia with Ethical Behaviour

November 18th, 2020|0 Comments

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. [...]

It’s all about the Value!

October 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Jacqui Sealy– Pro Leaders Academy Value for Money – it is a term that we don’t often think about automatically when we consider buying goods and services for ourselves. When you have the money, you will generally buy what you can afford.  When [...]

A caretaker government – is it Business as Usual?

October 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Donna Kirk– Pro Leaders Academy Australia is a representative democracy. In this political system, eligible people vote for candidates to carry out the business of governing on their behalf. The democratic election process requires that parliament be dissolved, and the people vote for their [...]

What makes a good team mentor?

July 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Karen Fischbach - Pro Leaders Academy Mentoring and guiding play a crucial role in staff development and long-term retention.  This is because mentors are usually members of the organisation and are therefore in place for the long haul.  I say usually because anyone [...]

How Procurement & Projects Collide!

July 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Phil Sealy - Pro Leaders Academy We talk Value for Money and yet consistently see coverage in the media of yet another publicly funded project with cost overruns and delays and blame games… Let us be clear this isn’t a political issue, not [...]

How to Ethically Negotiate Contract Price

May 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Brett Lyndon - Pro Leaders Academy As a facilitator teaching Government employees procurement and contract management, I am regularly questioned about Government’s ability to negotiate the price of a contract. In response, I decided to address the issue in this forum so others [...]

Fraud and Corruption in the COVID-19 Environment

May 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Brett Lyndon - Pro Leaders Academy The impact of COVID-19 is significant across every sector of society, none more so than how we buy and sell products and services. Social Distancing has resulted in broken supply chains, business closure and for some, a [...]

Why assumptions are damaging

April 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Donna Kirk - Pro Leaders Academy The world is discussing supply chains in a manner that has not been seen before, detailing ad nauseam the uncertain outcomes and global social and economic issues few have prepared for. Except preparation had been done! As [...]

Scrutiny of contracts

April 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Donna Kirk - Pro Leaders Academy Awarding contracts is a straightforward task and yet is often fraught with challenges. The awarding of contracts or choosing suppliers is standard practise in both commercial and government processes, however the challenges come in how the contracts [...]

Force Majeure in contracts

April 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Jeanette Jifkins - Onyx Legal, 10 April 2020 For a lot of people, it is like the world has gone crazy in a few short weeks and it would be a relief to make sense of what is going on. Unfortunately, its impossible [...]

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Procurement within disrupted supply chains

April 6th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Probity, getting it right!!

March 5th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Public Procurement from a global standpoint

March 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Donna Kirk – Pro Leaders Academy Jacqui Sealy Pro Leaders Academy with Ms Helen Clark used courtesy of Pro Leaders Academy In 2015 the United Nations formulated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by [...]

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The importance of lessons learned and audits

March 5th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Clarity around Transparency

February 5th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Anti-corruption: Why Australia is out of the top 10

February 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Donna Kirk - Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd Anti-corruption, how knowing the basics can help every project manager avoid being challenged. Since 1995, countries around the world have been assessed and surveyed on financial and judicial practices by Transparency International.  The *2020 [...]

Procurement Relationships

February 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Written by: Jeanette Jifkins - Principal Lawyer at Onyx Legal   A business coach I work with has recommended we grade our clients. So, as part of our client segmentation for marketing, we’ve identified five core indicators and one bonus indicator to rank our clients [...]

The Black Economy Procurement Connected Policy (PCP)

August 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Written by: Brett Lyndon - Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd What is the Black Economy? The Australian Tax Office (ATO) describes Black Economy as: “dishonest and criminal activities that take place outside of, or involves misuse or abuse of, the tax and regulatory systems”. It encompasses [...]

Judicial Review Legislation

August 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Written by: Brett Lyndon - Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd The Australian Government’s new Judicial Review legislation is now an active legislative component that all government procurement professionals must adhere to, but what is the judicial review system, what does it mean, and how will [...]

Slavery still exists in Australia

August 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Written by: Phil Sealy - Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd The Federal Government introduced a tough new regime designed to stamp out modern slavery late last year, which compelled corporations to do more to end the use of forced or child labour.  The new legislation require [...]

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