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Cheryl Ann Mills
Principal Workplace and HR Consultant

Cheryl is available to undertake project and consultancy work. 

Prior to commencing private consultancy work,  Cheryl held senior professional, research, managerial and human resource positions in the community, university, state and federal government sectors. 
Her most recent qualifications include:
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma of Law
  • Trained as a mediator.
She is a member of AHRI, IPAA and LEADR. 
As a Regional Human Resource and Learning and Development Manager for the Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services, and as National HR Manager for the Australian National Training Authority she worked closely with senior executive teams. She has applied her generalist knowledge and practical experience to strategic and workforce planning, negotiating employee agreements, organisational development strategies to support change, and developing policies across the full range of human resource functions.
While working for the Australian Public Service Commission, Cheryl gained considerable experience promoting better practice initiatives related to developing the capabilities of human resource practitioners, leadership development, recruitment and selection, and indigenous employment. She has been a member of the Queensland Regional Heads Conference committee and has successfully initiated across-Agency executive and HR networks.   She has a strong understanding of administrative law, having chaired large numbers of promotion review committees, and reviewed complex employment related decisions (including breaches of the code of conduct), used investigation, and alternate dispute resolution to resolve employee grievances. 
Her first qualifications were in Speech Therapy and Audiology.  As a Speech Therapist, Cheryl worked with many clients with different disabilities. As an audiologist, Cheryl annually visited most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland, and completed a thesis in this field.  She uses knowledge and experience from this work when conducting workshops and developing strategies that aim to improve employment outcomes for indigenous Australians and employees with a disability.
Cheryl has provided workplace consultancy services for the community and public sector, and has conducted numerous learning and development workshops covering topics such as streamlining merit selections, values and code of conduct, discrimination and harassment, contemporary employment trends, exploring leadership capabilities and cross generational use of social media.  She appreciates the investment employers and an employee make to attending training; and believes all workshops should be engaging and present contemporary information. She brings to her workshops substantial practical experience in people management, and enthusiasm for using leadership to improve the quality of workplaces for employees and business outcomes for employers. In conflict and grievance resolution work, she is solutions focused, and values her solid reputation for impartiality and integrity.
 

The following is a brief list of the consultancy services that Cheryl can provide:

  • team planning and general facilitation
  • feasibility, policy, change and planning projects
  • resolution of workplace grievances, workplace investigations
  • conducting merit selections and job coaching
  • training – Leadership Capabilities; Merit Selection; APS Values and Code of Conduct; Minimising Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination; Harassment Contact Officer, Winning that Job
  • training on contemporary demographic and social media trends

You can contact Cheryl on camillsconsulting@gmail.com

or 0403766812

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 Cheryl writes a blog about applying for government jobs in Australia at www.brisbanejobcoach.com

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