ENS International joins the education platform that includes DDLS, Everthought Education and the Australian Institute of ICT
Sydney, Australia – 17 December 2020 – Leading vocational and professional education and training platform EdventureCo today announced the acquisition of ENS International (ENSI), a global leader in virtual and face-to-face negotiation advice, support and training.
ENSI joins a number of established brands within EdventureCo’s dynamic portfolio, including DDLS, Everthought Education and the Australian Institute of ICT. With a global presence and offices around Australia and South East Asia, EdventureCo has trained more than 196,000 graduates over the last 26 years, providing them with skills and qualifications to support their career aspirations.
In the past four decades and across over 70 countries, ENSI has established a reputation as a trusted negotiation partner for some of the world’s largest organisations, including PwC, Johnson & Johnson, Adidas and Woolworths. It provides tailored courses to both the public and private sectors, from finance and healthcare, to retail and government agencies.
ENSI courses explore negotiation strategies by analysing real-word situations and using interpersonal persuasion techniques. Participants walk away empowered to direct change, resolve conflicts, reinvent their businesses and accelerate growth.
Michael Hui, Director of EdventureCo said, “The acquisition of ENSI will further EdventureCo’s goal of equipping students with relevant skills in a fast-changing world.”
ENSI’s unique offerings will complement the accredited and non-accredited qualifications that the EdventureCo portfolio currently offers across IT and construction.
The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2020 highlights the disruptive nature of long-term technology trends and the impact they will have on the future of work. With automation expected to displace 85 million jobs in the next five years, skills such as persuasion, negotiation, emotional intelligence and social influence are among the top 15 skills employers see as rising in prominence in the lead up to 2025.
“The increasing demand for digital skills is being balanced by uniquely human traits such as emotional intelligence, creativity, persuasion and innovation, becoming more valuable. ENSI will help EdventureCo address this demand.”
“We are committed to supporting the ENS International global network, to achieve strong, respectful and mutually beneficial relationships,” added Hui.
About ENS International
ENS International (ENSI) was founded in 1978 with the belief that when negotiating with the right communication skills, people and organisations could make the world a better place. Founders, Michael Hudson and Leo Hawkins, first met at Melbourne University when negotiating as influential members of the Student Representative Council. After successful management careers in Europe and North America, they combined their experience and skills to change the way people view negotiating to achieve better results.
While working in Hong Kong in 1981, they were invited by the HK Government to train and accredit internal trainers in ENSI frameworks, tools and negotiating techniques. This was their first step to create organisation-wide negotiation capability platforms, which ENSI is so well recognised for today. From beginnings in Australia, ENS International has grown through 73 countries and works with some of the most powerful organisations around the globe.
EdventureCo, wholly-owned by AWN Holdings Limited (ASX:AWN), is a vocational and professional education and training (VPET) platform established in Australia with an expanding presence in South East Asia. It comprises market leading businesses in blue collar and white collar VPET fields such as construction and IT, and has trained over 75,000 students in the past six years and more than 196,000 in the past 26 years, providing them with skills and qualifications to commence their careers, upskill or reskill. EdventureCo’s businesses are Everthought Education, DDLS, the Australian Institute of ICT and ENS International.