Is Australia's Largest Employer Repeating The Mistakes Of The Titanic?

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22nd February 2010, 10:00am - Views: 476

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KATE ENGLER 0412 526 851


The Titanic is one of history’s best known project failures, and the mystery surrounding what happened,

what went so horribly wrong remains a fascination today – are our Community Services and Health sectors

heading for the same disaster?

When the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council realised that these sectors did not know to

avoid disasters in Australia– it brought in an expert to teach them how to avoid the icebergs before it is too


Author and highly sought-after international speaker, Mark Kozak-Holland has developed the “Lessons from

History” series to help others avoid catastrophic failures, large and small.  In Australia for the first time,

Mark will use the Titanic disaster to help save the community services and health sectors.

Mark Kozak-Holland helps Fortune-500 companies formulate projects that leverage emerging


Lessons from the past assist projects of today to shape the world of tomorrow. The series uses relevant

historical case studies to examine how historical projects and emerging technologies of the past solved

complex problems. It then draws comparisons to challenges encountered in today's projects.

Growth in demand for the Community Services and Health industries (CS&H) is driven by pressure for

workforce growth and heightened by the pressure of an ageing workforce and our ageing population.  

The sector must learn how to avoid disasters in order to effectively benefit all Australians both now and

into the future.

Mark has traced the evolution of technology and the three industrial revolutions of the last 300 years. 

“Research by the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council reveals that typically across these

industry sectors, managers emerge from within the ranks of practitioners and often do not bring with them

well developed formal management skills.  This has potential disaster written all over it.”  Explains Robin

Flynn, Research and Policy Manager with the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council.

“Whilst Project Management is just one approach of general business skills required by the industry,

effective planning should used by a broad range of workers.  From coordinators and nurse practitioners

through all levels of management, anyone who has ever been tasked with ‘getting the job done’ will benefit

learning these strategies. The Industry Skills Council has brought Mark to Australia to support the sector in

planning successfully for all of our sakes.”  He said 

In his first visit to Australia, Mark Kozak-Holland will conduct a series of Lessons from History workshops for

the Industry Skills Council in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

To schedule an interview or to get more information on Mark’s tour, please call KATE ENGLER on 0412 526

851. Biography and fact sheet also available.


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