International Leadership and Management Trainer and Assessor
Kushan Dharmawardena, Managing Director of Training Link International (Pvt) Ltd., holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (P.I.M.), University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka, Masters Degree in Advanced Business Practice from the University of South Australia, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dip.Ed.) from the Northern Territory University of Darwin, Australia and Final Membership Examination of the Hotel Catering and International Management Association (HCIMA) of United Kingdom. He has completed a Doctoral dissertation and got through the defense of the dissertation at Aldersgate University (Philippines).
Kushan brings with him over 30 years of work experience in 10 countries: Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Maldives, Dubai, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, England, and Australia in a variety of fields, including Training and Education, Sales & Marketing, Hotel and Catering Management, Leasing, Stock Broking, Merchant Banking and Management Consultancy. In addition to holding public workshops, Kushan has conducted training programs for over 175 reputed organisations including World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and UNICEF. He has organised management workshops in Sri Lanka and overseas involving highly reputed International Trainers. Kushan was a visiting lecturer of the Australian College of Business and Technology (ACBT) and the University of Moratuwa. He is a Member of the Hotel Catering and International Management Association (HCIMA, UK) and a Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development (SLITAD).
Kushan’s workshops are based on the concept of "Experiential Learning" which involves participants in challenging and enjoyable activities. Thereby enabling the participants to easily understand and remember the concepts and be motivated to implement them in real life.
At present, Kushan is based in Australia working for Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE) as the Senior Trainer in Leadership and Management while organising his own programs in Australia and overseas through Training Link International.