Companies making a difference

By March 20, 2020 News

It’s difficult not to focus on the negative impact of COVID-19 for AfMA, our corporate and supplier members, everyone in Australia and around the world, but there is some brighter news!

I’m losing weight – as pasta, rice and chicken has been removed from my diet – and I don’t have to clean around the house because I can’t buy cleaning products. And let’s not talk about the toilet paper situation!

On a serious note, our 2020 Melbourne cohort for the Diploma of Leadership & Management is about to commence with Swinburne on the 27th March.

At a time when universities are cancelling courses, AfMA’s decision to embrace cutting edge technology and develop a blended delivery format allows our Diploma to proceed. It should be noted we have deferred the first face-to-face sessions until August and if the world hasn’t adjusted to the new normal (living with COVID-19), we can adjust the program to be entirely delivered through virtual classrooms.

Yesterday, the heaviness of the past 10 days was swept away by excitement, smiles and humbleness when I contacted the winners of the Victorian Women in Fleet Scholarships funded through Toyota and Toyota Fleet Management.

It’s truly amazing when emerging industry leaders enrol for the Diploma of Leadership & Management (that was built for them) and they share their excitement and aspirations for the future. The only thing better is calling the winners of industry scholarships!

I’d like to congratulate the two winners of the Victorian Women in Fleet Scholarships being: –

  1. Barbara Cannatelli from NBN Co
  2. Claire Bendall from Downer Group

Congratulations ladies, I’m certain the Diploma will increase your contributions to your businesses and the broader industry.

We are taking expressions of interest for 2020 cohorts for Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, so contact us info@afma.org.au or 03 9866 6056

Several Scholarships are available https://afma.org.au/education/

Thanks, Autorola, NTT DATA Figtree Systems, Pedders Suspension & Brakes, Geotab, Toyota and Toyota Fleet Management, for making a difference in people’s lives!