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Convergent vs Divergent Thinking

Convergent vs Divergent Thinking for Optimal Problem Solving

Explore the characteristics, benefits, and applications of both convergent and divergent thinking, and why they can be powerful when used in tandem.
Why Managers Play Favourites

Why Managers Play Favourites

Learn about the psychology behind favouritism in the workplace and how organisations can foster a fair and equitable environment.
Unlocking Potential of Neurodiversity Workplace

Unlocking the Potential of Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Diversity and inclusion in today’s workplace are more than just a compliance checkbox, they are vital drivers of innovation and competitive advantage.
Enhancing Digital Communication for Remote Teams

Enhancing Digital Communication for Remote Teams

Learn advanced strategies to enhance digital communication, and assist remote teams to work seamlessly and efficiently.
How to Deal with Stress at Work

How to Deal with Stress at Work

Get handy tips to assist, manage and reduce stress to ensure an improvement of your wellbeing and work-life performance.
Managing Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace

Managing Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace

Explore this guide to enhancing wellbeing and productivity in the workplace by managing psychosocial issues and risk factors.
Embracing Shoshin Transformative Power of Beginners Mindset

Embracing Shoshin: Transformative Power of a Beginner's Mindset in Mental Health

Learn how adopting a beginner's mindset can significantly improve mental health by fostering openness, resilience, and joy in learning.
5 Simple Ways to Get Your Attention Span Back

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Attention Span Back

Learn proven techniques to regain focus and improve your attention span. Discover the keys to a more productive mind, from music therapy to mindfulness.
5 Leadership Podcasts for Your Commute to Work

5 Leadership Podcasts for Your Commute to Work

Transform your drive into a learning experience and elevate your leadership skills with our top 5 leadership podcasts for commuters.
What is Authentic Leadership

What is Authentic Leadership?

Discover the essence of authentic leadership, its importance, and how it shapes positive, trust-based team environments.
School Students Take Flight with a Traineeship

School Students Take Flight with a Traineeship

Business Traineeships teach essential skills that not only help you land a job right away but also set you up for success in the long run.
Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership: Breaking Invisible Barriers

Explore how women are overcoming unseen obstacles to excel in leadership roles, highlighting progress and the journey ahead.
EQ is a better predictor of success than IQ

EQ is a Better Predictor of Success Than IQ

Discover why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a key predictor of success, surpassing traditional IQ, through insightful examples and scientific studies.
How to Build Resilience

How to Build Resilience

Discover strategies to build resilience, embracing challenges as opportunities for growth and fostering a supportive network for a robust life.
What is a Medical Administrative Assistant

What is a Medical Administrative Assistant, and What Do They Do?

Explore the role of a Medical Administrative Assistant: key responsibilities, skills required, and their vital part in healthcare administration.
How to Promote Emotional Intelligence Across Teams

How to Promote Emotional Intelligence Across Teams

Understand emotional intelligence in the workplace and learn strategies for fostering EI in within your team for improved communication.
Creative Way to Improve Communication Skills

Creative Way to Improve Communication Skills

Learn how to master the art of Mindful Communication in the workplace with MiTraining's comprehensive and practical guide.
Why Study a Diploma of Leadership and Management

Why Study a Diploma of Leadership and Management

Dive into our comprehensive guide to understand how this qualification can elevate your managerial skills and boost your career prospects.
Conquer Your Inbox The 10 Minute Daily Routine

Conquer Your Inbox: The 10-Minute Daily Routine

Master email in 10 minutes a day with "Conquer Your Inbox." For effective inbox management, we streamline sorting, responding, and arranging.
Do Less to Achieve More Goal Setting With the 80 20 Rule

Do Less to Achieve More: Goal Setting With the 80/20 Rule

How prioritising 20% of key efforts can yield 80% of results, with practical tips to enhance productivity by focusing on what truly matters.
What is Mental Health First Aid Training

What is Mental Health First Aid Training?

Mental Health First Aid Training is an essential guide for individuals seeking to understand and provide initial support for mental health issues.
Neurodiversity Competitive Advantage at Work

Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage at Work

Learn strategies for integrating neurodiverse talent and fostering an inclusive environment that leverages employees' strengths.
Why Mental Health First Aid Training is Essential in Sydney

Why Mental Health First Aid Training is Essential in Sydney

Mental Health First Aid training is crucial in today's workplaces. Learn why this training is essential and how it can help you.
10 Quick Ideas to Help With Holiday Burnout

10 Quick Ideas to Help With Holiday Burnout

Understand the symptoms that signal burnout and discover practical tips for recovery and prevention to regain balance and wellbeing in your professional life.
The Solar Shift A Power Surge in Vocational Training

The Solar Shift: A Power Surge in Vocational Training

Discover how workforce leaders are increasingly turning to independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) for effective skills education.
Become a Better Leader With a Neuro Affirming Approach

Become a Better Leader With a Neuro-Affirming Approach

Explore the transformative power of 'Neuro-Affirming' communication in leadership and the principles of positive affirmations and neuroplasticity.
What is the Difference Between Psychological and Psychosocial Safety

What is the Difference Between Psychosocial and Psychological Safety?

Unravel the distinctions between psychological and psychosocial safety, their impact on employee wellbeing, and the importance of fostering both.
10 Best Quotes About Resilience

10 Best Quotes About Resilience

Gain valuable insights on navigating life's challenges with determination by reading our curated collection of resilience quotes.
How to Have Courageous Conversations at Work Blog

Top Tips for Courageous Conversations at Work

Learn the importance of addressing tough topics for growth and understanding, and explore a step-by-step guide to initiate meaningful dialogue.
Cut Down Burnout With Job Design

Cut Down Burnout With Job Design

Discover how optimising tasks can not only reduce work volume but enhance overall wellbeing, leading to a more productive and balanced work environment.
How Will Workplace Wellness Change in 2024

How Will Workplace Wellness Change in 2024?

Uncover insights on how companies will prioritise employee wellbeing and the innovative strategies set to redefine the future of a healthy work environment.
The Future of Employee Retention

The Future of Employee Retention: How to Find and Keep the Right People

Discover the future of employee retention and learn essential strategies to attract and retain the right talent for your organisation.
12 Tips for Emotional Resilience

12 Tips for Emotional Resilience

Boost your emotional resilience with these 12 practical tips. Learn how to navigate life's challenges and thrive in any situation. Start building your inner strength today!
How to Make Working from Home Less Lonely

How to Make Working from Home Less Lonely

Explore practical strategies to combat loneliness while working from home. This article delves into the challenges and solutions for maintaining social connections and ensuring mental wellbeing in a remote work environment.
Stop Doom Scrolling and Start Micro Learning

Stop Doom Scrolling and Start Micro-Learning

Break the cycle of doom scrolling and embrace a productive learning habit with microlearning. Discover how small, manageable chunks of information can replace endless scrolling, fostering a positive and educational online experience.
Surprising Guide To Dissolving Conflicting Demands at Work

A Surprising Guide To Dissolving Conflicting Demands at Work

Explore strategies to navigate and dissolve conflicting demands in the workplace. This guide offers surprising insights to help professionals achieve balance and enhance productivity.
Dispelling Common Myths About Neurodiversity

Dispelling Common Myths About Neurodiversity

Shedding light on neurodiversity, this article challenges and dispels prevalent myths. Dive in to gain a deeper, more accurate understanding of the diverse spectrum of human neurology and its implications.
4 Day Work Week Revolution

4-Day Work Week Revolution: A Glimpse Into the Future of Work in Australia?

Explore the potential shift towards a 4-day work week in Australia. This article delves into the benefits, challenges, and the transformative impact it could have on the future of work Down Under.
Unleashing Wellbeing The Positive Impact of Dogs on Mental Health

Unleashing Wellbeing: The Positive Impact of Dogs on Mental Health

Discover the profound impact dogs (and other pets) can have on mental health. Dive into the science and stories that illustrate the positive effects of animals on human wellbeing.
How to Support an Employee Who Feels Overwhelmed

How to Support an Employee Who Feels Overwhelmed

When an employee expresses feeling overwhelmed, it's important to take action. This guide offers practical tips and techniques to help you effectively support your overwhelmed team members.
Creating High Ticket Online Digital Products in 2023

Creating High-Ticket Online Digital Products in 2024 With High-Profit Margins

Explore the strategies and insights of 2024 for developing high-ticket digital products online. Dive into the nuances of maximising profit margins while ensuring value and relevance in the ever-evolving digital marketplace.
10 Tips Maintaining Mental Health While Working From Home

10 Tips for Maintaining Mental Health While Working From Home

Working from home can take a toll on your mental health. Discover 10 effective tips to maintain your wellbeing while working remotely.
Benefits of Neurodiversity

The Benefits of Neurodiversity: How Different Minds Contribute to Innovation

Read about the multifaceted ways neurodiversity fuels innovation and why embracing it is not just a matter of social justice but a crucial strategy for the future.
Why You Need a Digital Detox

Why You Need a Digital Detox and How to Start Today

As we navigate the digital landscape, it's imperative to strike a balance and harness the advantages of technology without becoming overly reliant or addicted.
MiTalk Achieve Mastery Through Vulnerability Not Perfection

Achieve Mastery Through Vulnerability

Understand the misconceptions surrounding vulnerability and how it is linked to enhanced learning.
The Ultimate Guide to Minimising Email Clutter and Setting Boundaries

The Ultimate Guide to Minimising Email Clutter and Setting Boundaries

Learn how to remove the "monkey on your back" when it comes to inbox clutter and unconsidered task delegation.
Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Book Review: Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

For employers and employees to assist in understanding and promoting mental health in the professional environment.
Mastering Time Management with the 8020 Rule

Mastering Time Management With the 80/20 Rule

Want to make the most of your time? Learn how to use the 80/20 rule to prioritise your tasks and increase your productivity with this guide.
The Science of Happiness at Work How to Create a Positive Workplace

The Science of Happiness at Work: How to Create a Positive Workplace

Discover the secrets to creating a positive workplace and fostering happiness at work with this comprehensive guide on the science of happiness.
The Power of Mindfulness and Prosocial Assertiveness in Communication

The Power of Mindfulness and Prosocial Assertiveness in Communication

Explore mindfulness. Learn its science-backed benefits, practical exercises, and discover its role in team dynamics and communication.
Mindful Leadership The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Australias Corporate Landscape

Emotional Intelligence: Key to Mindful Leadership in Australia

Explore the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) in Australia's corporate landscape and learn helpful tips for implementing mindful leadership.
MiTraining Announces New Partnership with Happiness Co

Collaboration with Happiness Co to Bring Award Winning Courses to Queensland

MiTraining, a leading provider of organisational wellbeing and professional development services, is thrilled to announce their collaboration with Happiness Co.
Psychosocial Code of Practice Challenges and Solutions for Australian Managers

Psychosocial Code of Practice: Challenges and Solutions for Managers

Australian managers face unique challenges when implementing the Psychosocial Code of Practice. Discover the solutions to these challenges.
Why Mental Health First Aid Training is Essential in 2023

Why Mental Health First Aid Training is Essential in 2024

Mental health first aid training is a must. Learn why this training is essential and how it can help you make a positive impact on the wellbeing of others.
Saying No Without Offending

Saying No Without Offending: A Guide for Workplace Communication

Want to say no at work without offending anyone? This guide offers practical advice on how to communicate your boundaries in a professional manner.
Navigating High Stress Environments Heart Coherence for Healthcare Workers

Navigating High-Stress Environments: Heart Coherence for Healthcare Workers

Uncover the impact of heart coherence on healthcare pros. Explore the heart-emotion-stress connection and its captivating implications.
MiTalk How to Change Your Relationship with Time

How to Change Your Relationship With Time

Inspired by lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, this short video highlights strategies to shift your perception of time.
MiTalk Transforming Workplace Anxiety into Positive Performance

Transforming Workplace Anxiety into Positive Performance

This video navigates the intricacies of this anxiety, its root causes, and the physiological responses it triggers.
MiTalk Craft Your Career at Work to Unleash Meaning and Purpose

Craft Your Career at Work to Unleash Meaning and Purpose

Craft your career to discover genuine purpose and meaning in your professional journey.
MiTalk What is Grit and How Do We Get it

What is Grit and How to We Get It

Discover the power of grit which is a crucial determinant of success in various life domains.
MiTalk An Introduction to Coaching Skills for Work

An Introduction to Coaching Skills

Discover the profound impact of coaching on enhancing employee engagement, retention, and overall productivity.
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Minimalism

The Ultimate Guide to Digital Minimalism on Your iPhone

Learn how to declutter your digital life and - this comprehensive guide to digital minimalism is for anyone seeking a simpler, more intentional lifestyle.
Mastering Prosocial Assertiveness

Mastering Prosocial Assertiveness: A Framework for Positive Workplace Conversations

Want to communicate more effectively? Prosocial assertiveness can help. Discover the benefits of this approach and how to implement it in your work life.
7 Mindset Shifts to Help You Cope with Overwhelm at Work

7 Mindset Shifts to Help You Cope with Overwhelm at Work

Don't let overwhelm at work get the best of you. These seven mindset shifts can help you stay focused, productive, and in control.
The Art of Saying No How to Decline Work Social Events Gracefully

The Art of Saying No: How to Decline Work and Social Events Gracefully

Discover the art of saying no at work and reclaim your productivity with these helpful strategies.
Starting a Small Business as an NDIS Support Worker

Starting a Small Business as an NDIS Support Worker

Want to start your own small business? Here's what you need to know about starting a business as an NDIS support worker.
How to Start a Business in Queensland

How to Start a Business in Queensland

Wondering how to start a business in Queensland? This guide will take you through the process step-by-step, from registering your company to finding the right funding.
How to Start a General Contracting Business

How to Start a General Contracting Business

Ready to be your own boss and put your handy skills to use? Starting a general contracting business is a great way to take control of your career.
How to Manage Stress at Work

How to Manage Stress at Work

Do you feel overwhelmed by stress at work? You're not alone. Here are some tips on managing stress and staying productive.
How to create a business proposal

How to Create a Business Proposal

In 4 simple steps, learn how to write a compelling business proposal that will get potential clients' attention and show them you have the solutions to their challenges.
The Benefits of Employing a Business Trainee

The Benefits of Employing a Business Trainee

Unsure if hiring a business trainee is the right decision for your company? MiTraining takes out the guesswork by outlining the many benefits of this type of employment.
8 Different Types of Entrepreneurs

8 Different Types of Entrepreneurs: Which One Are You?

Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit? Take a closer look at the different types of entrepreneurs and find out which one fits your lifestyle and goals.
Building Passive Income 10 Ingenious Ways to Earn Money While You Sleep

Building Passive Income: 10 Ingenious Ways to Earn Money While You Sleep

Wondering how to make a passive income? Here are ten ideas to get started, with minimal barriers to entry – some you can start without any money!
Managing the Risk of Psychosocial Hazards at Work

Managing the Risk of Psychosocial Hazards at Work

Discover training and resources to help organisations address psychosocial hazards in the workplace.
How Much Do Mental Health First Aid Instructors Make in 2023

How Much Do Mental Health First Aid Instructors Make in 2024

Find out everything you need to know about Mental Health First Aid Instructor training in Australia, including how much instructors make and the benefits.
How Do I Start a New Business with No Experience

How Do I Start a New Business with No Experience?

If you’re ready to turn your business ideas into reality, we’ve put together a guide on getting started and building a successful future.
Mental Health First Aid Training in Brisbane

Mental Health First Aid Training in Brisbane

Brisbane businesses have the opportunity to provide their employees with Mental Health First Aid training. Learn about the benefits and how it can help grow your business.
Finding Success as an Entrepreneur

Finding Success as an Entrepreneur

Escaping the 9 to 5 and finding success as an entrepreneur is a goal for many. There are opportunities out there to make that dream into a reality.
Starting a Counselling Business in Australia

Starting a Counselling Business in Australia

Counselling is meaningful work that helps real people to make real change. Learn how to start your own counselling business with these tips.
How to Start a Business With No Money

How to Start a Business With No Money

So you want to start a business but don't have any money? Check out these tips on how to get started with little or no capital.
How to Start a Business Online

How to Start a Business Online

Wondering how to start a business online? This guide will take you through the basics of what it takes to get started.
Choosing a Business Name What You Need to Know

Choosing a Business Name What You Need to Know

Are you ready to start a business? Before picking that name, learn how to choose the right name for your Australian business.
What Psychological Safety Looks Like in a Hybrid Workplace

What Psychological Safety Looks Like in a Hybrid Workplace

Find out about the psychological safety needs of employees working in a hybrid workplace and how to create a supportive environment for them.
Why is Professional Development Important in Healthcare

Why is Professional Development Important in Healthcare?

Learn about the importance of professional development to the health and wellbeing of your staff, and how MiTraining can help.
How a Mental Health First Aid Certificate Can Help Your Business

How a Mental Health First Aid® Certificate Can Help Your Business

If you're looking for a way to better support the mental health of your employees, look no further than Mental Health First Aid® training.
How can I set aside ten minutes to meditate

How Can I Set Aside Ten Minutes to Meditate?

If it feels like there just aren't 10 minutes spare in the day, that can indicate that meditation is truly needed. Here's how to get started.
What is Business Networking

What is Business Networking

Networking is the act of building social and personal connections that can provide mutual benefit.
How to Upskill My Business

How to Upskill My Business

Building and managing your own business is one of life’s most rewarding experiences.
How to Run an Effective Meeting

How to Run an Effective Meeting

Learn how to run an effective meeting and ensure your team gets value from collaborative work. To help you avoid the pitfalls of unproductive meetings.
The Benefits of Verification of Competency for Employees

The Benefits of Verification of Competency for Employees

A Verification of Competency is an assessment used to demonstrate that employees have the skills and knowledge to work in high-risk fields.
Leading Through Disruption Promoting Employee Mental Health in Challenging Circumstances

Supporting Employee Mental Health During Organisational Disruption

We can no longer downplay the importance of psychological wellbeing in the workplace. But how do managers help employees amidst disruptive events?
How Online Study Can Improve Your Learning

How Online Study Can Improve Your Learning

If you’re thinking about your next career move and are looking to upskill, then online study could be the way to go.
How Clean Communication Can Improve Psychological Safety and Team Culture

How to Improve Psychological Safety With Clean Communication

Psychological safety at work is essential. We'll show you how to get started with effective team communication that builds psychological safety.
Training Incentives and What They Mean for Your Small Business

Training Incentives and What They Mean for Your Small Business

New incentives for small businesses have been announced in the 2022-23 Australian Federal Budget, encouraging employers to upskill their staff.
How to Apply Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

How to Apply Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Finding success at work takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and skill. But it also takes something else: emotional intelligence.
Blog How to Start Your Own Side Hustle SEO

How to Start Your Own Side Hustle

Here are some great tips to help you get started with a side project or second job.
How to Choose the Right Training Course

How to Choose the Right Training Course

This practical list will help guide you through the Australian education industry buzzwords and piles of course brochures to make the right choice.
What are Soft Skills

What are Soft Skills?

Discover the importance of soft skills in the workplace and what employers are looking for in their teams.
The Life of a Digital Nomad

The Life of a Digital Nomad: Is it for You?

If you’ve ever thought about joining the swelling ranks of this new breed of professional, it’s time to get acquainted with the realities of the dream.
Know When its Time to Become Your Own Boss

Know When it's Time to Become Your Own Boss

Check out 7 of the most common indications cited by entrepreneurs to help you figure out when it’s time to take the leap and become your own boss.
Communication Critical to Organisational Success

Communication Critical to Organisational Success

Executives, managers and entry-level staff often experience poor communication that leads to losses in productivity, missed project deadlines and sales opportunities.
Reframing Your Attitude Towards Stress

Reframing Your Attitude Towards Stress

Before we can moderate our attitude towards stress, it is important that we understand the types of stress that we might encounter.
Starting a Small Business

Starting a Small Business: Set Yourself up for Success

Thinking about starting your own small business but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone.
Tips for Effective Communication

Tips for Effective Communication

Being able to communicate what you’re thinking and feeling clearly and with impact is a skill that can really take you places at work, and in life generally.
Whats Your Behavioural Style at Work

What's Your Behavioural Style at Work?

Some people believe that their behaviour at work represents their "true self," but for many of us, we modify our behaviours to fit the workplace context.
Dealing With Conflict in the Workplace

Dealing With Conflict in the Workplace

Conflict with a workmate can simmer away overtime or take you by surprise. Read 5 fast tips to help you manage conflict in your workplace.
Time Management Tips

Time Management Tips

Struggling with time management? Here’s our to-do list to get you back on track, and take back your time.
How to Overcome Your Career Derailers

How to Overcome Your Career Derailers

Learn how to avoid derailers - recurring behaviours that are limiting you from advancing in your career.
COVID 19 Update Your Learning in Safe Hands

COVID-19 Update - Your Learning in Safe Hands

Support and advice for the MiTraining community about the COVID-19 pandemic - check back for updates.
Kelly Williams

From Recess to Retail: Kelly Williams' Micro Business Success

MiTraining student, Kelly Williams, combined starting her own micro business with her studies to launch a thriving retail store, Pascoe Tales.

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