Prioritising your people is essential to success. This module outlines strategies to shift the skills and mindset of your workforce, including your management team, to unlock opportunities.

  • Introduce the opportunities for existing and new staff to embrace a competitive mindset

  • Understand how to balance the skills you need today while also hiring for the future

  • Receive insights from Australian manufacturers who are reaping rewards from a successful skill mindset shift

Presented by

  • Chris Bridges-Taylor

    General Manager at B&R Enclosures

    Chris Bridges-Taylor

    Chris Bridges-Taylor is a Director and the General Manager at B&R Enclosures. Chris runs B&R with her brother, and they employ over 400 people across 4 countries. For B&R Industry 4.0 is a key business strategy, driving growth, locally in Australia and in their international markets. Chris has extensive experience in managing manufacturing entities and holds, Bachelor of Engineering Electrical (1st Class Honours) and a Masters of Business Administration. In her home state, Chris sits on the Manufacturing Ministerial Committee and is Chairman of QMI Solutions Ltd, an industry-lead not-for-profit organisation that works with Government to assist local SME manufacturing companies with ideas and business tools to compete for tomorrow. Ms Bridges-Taylor has completed the Owners/Presidents Management Executive education course at Harvard Business School, Boston MA, USA, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction to Workforce
    • Overview
  • 2
    Key concepts
    • Hire for today and the future
    • Build a workforce across the entire value chain
    • Recruiting for attitude and culture, training for skills
    • Upskilling and training existing staff
    • Attracting new talent
  • 3
    Insider advice
    • Insider advice – University of Wollongong talks Workforce
    • Closing advice