Speaking a common language

Education is a discipline prone to buzz words. Unlike some of them blended learning has stuck around, and it would seem that we are now at a point where everyone agrees that blending is what we should be doing. Given that an LMS such as Moodle or Blackboard is now a standard feature of university study, all courses are blended, more or less. All students have access to lecture recordings and teaching materials online, but there is an increasing awareness that we need to go further. The question is, where to next? Read more

QUT ExecInsights – on robots, AI and choosing a diamond ring

Exec Insights Episode with Michael Milford


Professior Michael Milford, Chief Investigator at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT, shares with Kate his thoughts and predictions about what everyday life could look like in the near future with the onward march of technologies around robotics, automation and artificial intelligence. He also shares a strategy for using a bot to replace the romance of choosing an engagement ring!

Developing leaders for the changing disability services sector

EPIC Assist leaders

EPIC Assist leaders undertaking the Emerging Leaders Program in the QUT Executive Education Centre

The National Disability Insurance Scheme has transformed the business landscape for the disability sector, requiring organisations to develop leaders who are agile, innovative and commercially savvy. However, non-profit and ‘for benefit’ provider organisations often struggle to make the business case for investment in leader development, as this can be seen as being at the expense of frontline delivery. That can be a risk to organisational vision and mission, as James Shepard pointed out in the Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Leadership Development: Five Things All Non-profits Should Know.    Read more

QUT ExecInsights – Sean Druitt on QUT’s The Cube

Exec Insights Episode with Sean Druitt

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Sean Druitt is the Studio Manager of QUT’s The Cube, one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, dedicated to engaging young and old in the wonder of STEM. Sean talks to Kate about the team behind the Cube, digital art and Fruit Ninja.

QUT ExecInsights – Susan Goldsworthy on secure base leadership

Exec Insights Episode with Susan Goldsworthy


Author and executive coach Susan Goldsworthy brings insights into high performance from her background as an elite athlete and corporate communication manager. She talks with Kate about ideas from he co-authored book, ‘Care to Dare Unleashing astonishing potential through secure base leadership.’

25 years on: How the Public-Sector Management Program shapes the leaders of tomorrow

John Currie - 25 Years teaching PSMP

John Currie – 25 Years teaching PSMP

In 2017, the Public Sector Management Program or PSMP as it is known celebrates it’s 25 year birthday. As an institution of Public Sector middle management training and professional development, the program prepares and upskills managers for personal and career success in the public sector and non-government organisational context. John Currie has been facilitating the program for 25 years and shares his knowledge, wisdom and experiences with us today to give us an insight into the history and future of the program.

This is Part 2 of our interview with John Currie. Read more