Connective announces "industry first" collaboration

by Madison Utley16 Jun 2020

One of Australia’s largest mortgage aggregators has announced a new collaboration with a business school in a bid to provide further skills, education, and tools to its members than are typically made available through traditional industry training.

Connective and the Melbourne Business School (MBS) together built the education and development program, entitled ‘Strategic Management in an Uncertain World’, specifically for brokers. 

“We’re going to be navigating the economic impact of COVID-19 for a long time and we believe brokers need tools and insights that go deeper than what’s been offered before, in order for them to strengthen their businesses,” said Mark Haron, Connective executive director.  

“This program is unique, with the content developed for our brokers at this time of uncertainty. It’s an opportunity to participate in a business success masterclass – what business operator doesn’t want that?"

The program has seven modules which cover: understanding the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, disruptive strategy for mortgage brokers, marketing during COVID-19, resilient leadership, the psychology of change and leading in uncertainty and applying strategic foresight for an uncertain future.

According to Sam Wylie, Principal Fellow at the MBS, the program was crafted with the "perfect balance of relevant and practical industry insights mixed with broader business models, trends, and proven tactics for success.”

“We’ve partnered with Connective to deliver a program that not only provides insights into the forces disrupting broker channels, but also delivers the tools and knowledge for brokers to lead through change, to innovate and deliver sustainable success,” he added. 

Participants are able to register for individual modules or all seven, which can either be viewed live or when it suits their schedule; there will also be the opportunity for interaction with other enrolled brokers and partnering lenders.  

The program is available exclusively to Connective members, each of whom will receive 21 CPD points upon completion.