The inaugural 12-month High Performance Program featured an intensive series of leadership workshops covering convention centre business management, self-discovery, as well as completion of the Australian Institute of Management’s Mini Master of Business Administration. In the final months of the program the cohort were split into two teams, where each collaborated to solve a business-specific challenge.
ICC Sydney’s Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Donaghy praised the venue team members’ commitment to innovation and professional development: “Our investment in upskilling and professional development coupled with our people’s ingenuity ensures that ICC Sydney remains at the fore of event management and technical delivery. We are incredibly proud to have established a culture that encourages our team of professionals to participate in developing impactful innovations, such as the event planning tool and the leadership pathway strategy, that will help underpin the success we deliver for our clients today and into the future.“
Many development opportunities
The High Performance Program is one of many professional development opportunities offered by ICC Sydney to enhance the experience needed to develop a successful career in the events industry. Starting from entry level programs such as the AV Graduate Program, as well as the paid and certified Professional Growth Traineeship Program, which have both been effective in recruiting emerging talent and providing opportunities to thrive and grow in the industry with many graduates being retained for casual and permanent roles at the venue.