Deakin-GGI partner up to provide vital training to business leaders

Global Governance Initiative

GGI partners with DeakinCo. to offer credentials to support business success

Global Governance Initiative (GGI) in partnership with DeakinCo. is excited to launch Australia’s first – and only – suite of credentials in Governance Practice to support better business practices.

“We’ve seen so many examples in recent years of governance failures at all levels – from big banks to small family companies. It’s our goal to arm business owners and executives with the skills and confidence they need to govern well. Ultimately, good business is good for employees, shareholders, customers and the community more broadly,” said GGI Founder and Managing Director Brad Sherringham. “Many people we work with don’t necessarily have time or the need for a full degree or MBA but do want the knowledge and confidence that a professionally recognised credential brings.”

Through a new partnership with DeakinCo. – a corporate division of Deakin University[1] – individuals completing GGI’s governance training program can now earn credentials in Driving strategic results, Financial acumen and Professional ethics that recognise their practical experience and skills.

“DeakinCo. welcomes the opportunity to embed outcome based Professional Practice credential assessment within the Global Governance Initiative program. This is an exciting opportunity to measure governance skills capabilities across the Australian business sector,” said Dr. Asheley Jones, Head of Professional Practice credentials at the launch today.

The partnership makes GGI’s Governex program the only online governance training in Australia to include an independent assessment of an individual’s skills through credentialing. GGI’s Brad Sherringham claims this also makes it the most practical training on the market.

“It’s perfect for those seeking training they can put into practice immediately,” he said. “We are thrilled to offer credentials that recognise real-life experience, verified by one of the world’s top universities.”

Since launching its online governance training program in 2018, the online format and small time investment of just 20-30 hours has proven popular with clients who are time poor or require flexibility to work their learning into already tight schedules.

DeakinCo. claims that while traditional long-form learning can be generalised, expensive and time-consuming, Professional Practice credentials such as those now offered through the GGI program provide a more personalised, efficient and cost-effective way to ensure skills are recognised, relevant and practical.

GGI’s Governex training program comprises six courses that can be completed online, where, when and how participants choose.

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