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A Powerful Partnership to Help Power Up Your 2021 Training Plans

Peter May
Peter May

The CBD Sydney Chamber is fortunate to have BSI Learning as a Sponsor Member. We believe that training teams and managers of the future is of critical importance. But to get there, people need access to expert training. And as business owners and managers, I'm sure you'd agree that your efforts to upskill, motivate and ultimately retain the best talent provides your business with a far better chance of continued success.

Having the right training partner is critical.

Through our relationship with BSI Learning, Chamber Members get access to nationally- recognised training that is subsidised - courtesy of BSI Learning's panel arrangement with the NSW Department of Education and their Smart & Skilled programme.

I sat down with Kala Philip, Chief Operating Officer at BSI Learning to discuss their experiences training some of our Chamber members.

Kala Philip

Q: Kala can you talk about BSI Learning for those not be familiar?

Sure. We are a learning and development company that offer corporate professional development, over 40 accredited qualifications and eLearning programs with over 25 years' experience. Our mission is about building capabilities, sharing opportunities and igniting potential in people. Our trainers and teams that manage our programs are committed to adult education and work with a diverse range of participants from executives to inmates, delivering leadership, management, business, hospitality and language/literacy programs.

Q: What was the catalyst to create this relationship with the CBD Sydney Chamber?

One of our CSR projects is helping small business owners and helping women in business and leadership roles. When we spoke for the first time, it was clear that through the Chamber we could help in the upskilling and professional development of members and give them access to Diploma or Advanced Diploma Courses. It was a great and unique way to support Member businesses.

Q: What type of feedback have Chamber Members provided who completed their training?

Feedback to both the Diploma in Business and the Diploma in Leadership (specially developed for CBD Women in Business Members) talks to the great experiences of learning in small groups and building relationships that extend beyond the classroom. Both programs consist of both face-to-face and e-learning modules over 9 months, so there's a bit of commitment at stake. Following completion of their training (with nationally accredited qualifications in-hand), many start to think about their next training experience.

Q: Tell us about the Emerging Managers Program 4-week short course

The NSW Government is investing in education through the Skilling for Recovery Initiative and we have been involved in identifying short skillsets - one of them being skills for new managers. We know that not all team members are ready for a business/management qualification, but would still benefit from training. This new program is presented by industry experts and is ideal for people who want to learn about leadership, effective communication, workplace culture and team building. Again, this is something we are offering to your Chamber Members as a fully subsidised opportunity right now.

Interested in powering up your training plans? You can talk directly with BSI Learning at But you must tell them you are a Member or will soon be joining the Chamber.

Chamber Membership Counts. Become A Member

The CBD Sydney Chamber connects, engages and supports businesses and people in business to achieve the best possible outcome - whatever the business conditions.

The Chamber provides access to clear information, business support services, training and upskilling opportunities for business owners and their teams, the roundtable specialist series and the Women in Business Network, the Chamber can be a valuable support in moving through the current economic challenges.

That's why Membership Counts.

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