Management Capability Development Voucher Fund

McInnes Associates offers services that are registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund.

Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners and key managers.

Management Capability Development Vouchers are only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) Growth Advisors.

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.

For more information on the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund or to find your local Growth Advisor go to

Leadership Coaching


Leadership is a position often earned by competence in non-leadership endeavours. For example, the best engineer gets promoted to Engineering Manager. It is little surprise then, that new leaders often struggle to motivate others, to articulate a vision, or to stay out of unnecessary detail (enabling rather than doing). 


Is this you? Before taking over leadership, you had a career marked by excellence, positive feedback, and forging ahead of your colleagues?

Now you’re the boss, are you working longer hours for little result? Is your team unhappy? You don’t know what you don’t know, but you don’t know where to learn it, either?

It’s not only new leaders than can benefit from Executive Coaching. As leaders rise through the organisational hierarchy or move sideways to try other things, they often need different skills, approaches, and daily habits. 


$280 + GST per hour

SME Leaders Wellbeing Programme


Leaders in SMEs have a complex and difficult job in normal circumstances. In the COVID-19 environment, stress levels are potentially at a dangerous peak.

Tools and techniques to manage leaders’ well-being are critical for them and their organisation’s success, now more than ever. 

This service provides a mix of coaching and workshops to support SMEs leaders’ well-being and work performance. There are four half-day workshops and four 60 minutes coaching sessions per participant in the programme. We deliver the workshops in-person; coaching via zoom. 

Dr Rachel, who has a PhD in employee well-being and work performance via Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and mindfulness and more than 20 years of experience supporting leaders in a range of capacities, leads the programmes.


Topics covered include: 

  • Managing Stress – Using HRV and smartphones as a tool to monitor health and wellness (based on the latest scientific research)
  • Supporting the team and culture in times of stress and change 
  • Mindful leadership and work-life integration 
  • Goal hierarchies and values and their role in wellness and work performance
  • Creating and maintaining healthy behaviours 

Maximum of six participants per course, to maximise impact.


Starting from $800 to $1250 + GST per person for the full programme 

Manager /Leader Training


Managers and leaders usually have excellent functional skills, but little structured training in how to actually do as the title suggests.

We offer a leadership training programme that consists of four half-day sessions and four 1-1 sessions. This structure helps imbed the learned changes, and also minimises disruption to business as usual. 


The four modules cover: 

  • Leadership of self: values, strengths, and blind spots 
  • Leadership of others: listening, feedback, handling conflict, coaching others, and influencing skills 
  • Creating Behaviour Change – hacking the science of habits to imbed positive leadership behaviours and support others to change 
  • Personal Effectiveness: time management, stress management, managing change, and keeping focused 

Exact costs vary depending on participants. We keep groups small to enhance learning and change. (Max group size is six).

Starting from $800 to $1250 + GST per person

Successful Hiring Workshops for Hiring Managers


Many small and medium organisations without HR staff either go it alone or outsource their recruitment needs. Our experience is that whether recruiting in-house or using an independent recruiter, the more hiring managers understand then the better the hiring decisions. Successful hiring should never be fully outsourced. 


Do your hiring managers lack the skills they need to get the right people in the right roles?

Do you find new employees need support to help them reach their full potential in the best possible time?

We take your team through the steps involved in successful hiring from identifying the need (the business case) all the way through to induction and training. Recruiting is not an exact science but better checks and balances in the process reduce the risk of a bad hire. 


Starting from $100 – $200 + GST per person. Final price is dependent on group sizes