Introducing this year's AMP Industry Speakers, Sam Walsh AO FAIM and Tina Williams.
Sam Walsh is a Non-Executive Director of Mitsui & Co (Japan) and Ma'aden Mining (Saudi Arabia). He is also Chair of Gold Corporation Australia, the Perth Mint, the Accenture Global Mining Council (UK), the Australian Council for the Arts, the Perth Diocesan Trust, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA Ops).
Sam was Rio Tinto plc & Ltd chief executive, from January 2013 to July 2016, when he retired after a 25-year career with the international mining group.
Sam has played a key role in charity, community and business associations in Australia and the United Kingdom. In recognition of his distinguished service to the mining industry and the community of Western Australia, Sam was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2010. He was awarded Western Australia Citizen of the Year (Industry and Commerce) in 2007.
Tina Williams is CEO at Volunteering WA, Western Australia's peak body for volunteering, representing 600,000 volunteers and over 725 member organisations across the state. Tina holds numerous executive and leadership roles including Convenor of the Minister for Volunteering's Volunteering Community Reference Group, and Trustee of WA Charity Direct.
Tina has proven experience in both the NFP and corporate sectors driving organisation and industry performance through people-focused leadership and a staunch commitment to continuous improvement, learning and development.
With a belief that there is a volunteer in all of us, Tina feels privileged to be in a position to help people realise their passions and purpose through volunteering and helping them and our communities to thrive.
For more than 40 years, AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education’s Advanced Management Program (AMP) has been a trusted pathway for professionals and leaders wanting to take the next step in their careers. It challenges participants to seek a deeper understanding of their leadership capabilities and management expertise, as they contribute to the senior levels of their organisations. The program allows participants to shift from being ‘in the job’ to ‘across the job’, with broader organisational mindset and a greater strategic perspective.
Participants on this intensive residential program access the best applied leadership and management models, frameworks and theories from the world’s most respected executive MBA programs. Participants are encouraged to challenge their perspectives on organisational strategy and operations, augmented by insights into their individual leadership values and capabilities. The AMP allows participants to release themselves from traditional work practices in order to step back and integrate broader insights into new management and leadership challenges.
Facilitated by a globally respected team of faculty and professional experts, learning is achieved through interactive teaching, guided discussion, case study analysis, syndicate projects, peer review and personal coaching methodologies. Cutting edge case studies are used from the West Australian, Australian and global economies, including from leading global business schools.
Condensed from its origins in business school based, accredited Executive MBA programs, the AMP includes the basic building blocks of management theory, strategic and financial management; managing human capital; organisational performance; negotiation skills; and innovation, change and marketing management. Highly credentialed and respected Chief Executive guest speakers present on a range of topics including leadership, sustainability, growth and talent retention and attraction.
Complementing the management content in the program are presentations, experiential activities and individual coaching designed to facilitate self-reflection and increase an individual’s effectiveness and leadership potential. Participants undertake a 360° assessment prior to the program, receive individualised executive coaching, examine their ability to work in teams and cross-cultural situations, and reflect on their leadership skills and their ability to achieve peak performance and work life balance.