AIM Qld & NT Celebrates 60 Years

AIM Queensland will celebrate its Diamond Anniversary in 2011, marking sixty years of supporting management practice in Queensland.

The Institute will host a range of special events to mark the occasion and invite members to be part of the celebrations.

AIM Qld & NT is part of Australia's largest professional body for managers, servicing more than 4,000 Personal Members in Queensland and the Northern Territory and 550 Company Members.

AIM Chairman Wayne Patterson FAIM congratulated the Institute on its proud history and long list of achievements.

"AIM Qld & NT has always promoted the advancement of education and learning in the field of management and leadership for commerce, industry and government," he said.

"It has assumed a unique and valued role in the Queensland business landscape, as a career partner of choice and respected voice in leadership and governance. It has done so through a depth and breadth of operations and a strong commercial resolve.

"Within the national AIM network, AIM Qld & NT's role is that of innovator. By exploring new ideas and ensuring the business is strategically agile, we have secured continued growth with the surplus put back into the business," Mr Patterson said.

AIM adds capacity to managers through a range of services in business and management training, events and seminars, coaching, research and publications. Activities are supported by a specialist management bookshop and library services geared to graduate school education.

Mr Patterson said that AIM Qld & NT has extended its commercial footprint nationally and internationally.

"The Institute utilises its Brisbane base and provincial city structure to service customers around Australia and across the globe. It now has corporate training clients in Indonesia, Chile and South Africa. Its online businesses operate in the UK, Germany, New Zealand and the Middle East," he said.

"AIM's publishing business has expanded into the US and South East Asia and a growing number of members in 25 countries want to stay connected to management development through AIM Qld & NT," Mr Patterson said.

The Institute also celebrates managers' achievements each year through the acclaimed Management Excellence Awards, run throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory. AIM subsidiary businesses include TheCyberInstitute, Australia's leading online learning provider for business, and Management Press, a boutique business publishing house.

The AIM QLD & NT Story

On 26th July 1950, 52 businessmen met in Brisbane to lay the foundations for the Queensland branch of the Australian Institute of Management. Promoted by the Queensland Chamber of Manufacturers, the meeting was chaired by the Chamber's President, Mr Maldwyn Davies.

The meeting resolved that the Queensland Division of the Australian Institute of Management would be Queensland-wide and not limited to the capital city.

Originally located in Eagle Street, AIM Queensland took up residence in its current premises in Spring Hill in 1964. AIM's presence spread throughout Queensland in the late 50's and early 60's with regional committees set up in Maryborough, Mackay, Townsville, Toowoomba and Rockhampton. The Northern Territory branch was established in Darwin in the mid-70's. Today AIM Committees operate on the Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns and Darwin, and the Institute owns premises at Robina on the Gold Coast.