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Published on 20 February 2013

20 February 2013

Sunshine Coast-based insurance company, YOUI, has contracted the University of the Sunshine Coast to provide an 11-day leadership development program for its management team.

The program, starting tomorrow (Thursday 21 February), will focus on improving and developing individual leadership and management skills.

USC Human Resource Management academic Dr John Whiteoak said this was an exciting opportunity for the University to work with one of the region’s largest employers.

YOUI established its national headquarters on the Sunshine Coast in 2008 and now has more than 800 employees at its centre on Lake Kawana Boulevard, Birtinya.

Dr Whiteoak said the tailored training program would cover topics like communication, team-building, personal effectiveness, planning, project management, financial analysis and change management.

“It will provide information about many of the areas that we focus on in our MBA (Master of Business Administration) and Executive MBA programs at USC.”

YOUI Learning and Development Manager Tim Fisher said he was impressed by the high-quality training program that Dr Whiteoak presented to him.

“First and foremost, it is the quality of the program that has been proposed – and I’m sure will be delivered – that has sealed this deal,” he said.

Mr Fisher said his company was keen to develop greater ties with the local university.

— Terry Walsh

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