Regional businesses will have the opportunity to take advantage of specialised management and psychological expertise with the launch of Charles Sturt University's Organisational Services Unit in Bathurst tomorrow.
As organisations cope with the fast rate of change in technology, government regulation and customer service, CSU's Organisational Services offer assistance for employers and employees to help manage change and improve their work environment and business outcomes.
With sound research and industry experience behind them, business management and organisational psychology staff will offer services including stress management, team building, leadership, mediation and conflict resolution, crisis management, strategic planning and individual coaching.
The Unit will operate as a part of CSU's Psychological Services Centre, launched in 1998 and join established units in clinical, educational, research, and forensic services.
CSU Psychological Services director, Robyn Vines said the significance of this service is its regional focus.
"These sort of services have previously only been available from the metropolitan areas but our staff are living and working in the region and as such understand the issues facing regional organisations.
"Issues of change either to management or work practice, hiring the right people, and coping with increased workloads on tighter deadlines, are all common problems regional organisations face but until now finding solutions has meant looking to a city-based service.
"We want organisations to be able to share in the expertise and knowledge developed by our staff in the regional context to get the best outcomes for their business," Ms Vines said.
Key regional business representatives will join Member for Calare Peter Andren and CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Cliff Blake for the Organisational Services Unit launch tomorrow, Tuesday 17 October, 5pm at the Function Room, Building C5.