QUT Connecting with Industry

Kelly Lorentz



My role at QUT Executive Education is that of Corporate Partnership Manager; specifically, in the context of leadership development. I partner with our corporate clients to better understand their organisational development requirements, keeping them abreast on the latest trends and research we are seeing. Perhaps, more importantly, I listen. I listen to their business challenges and provide solutions accordingly. Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Charlotte Sangster – PSMP participant

We always love hearing the success stories from our women who have received a full scholarship. Charlotte Sangster received the Public Sector Management Program NGO full scholarship last year. Here she relates how the program has projected her career forward. Read more

QUT ExecInsights – Prof Marek Kowalkiewicz on Trends in the Emerging Digital Economy

Exec Insights Episode with Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz
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As PWC Chair in Digital Economy at QUT, Marek Kowalkiewicz joins Kate Joyner in a conversation about the gig economy, predicting and proactively meeting the needs of customers, environmental sensing to avoid disruptive blindsiding and digital intelligence (or stupidity). Read more

QUT ExecInsights – Geoff Abbott on 3rd Generation Coaching

Exec Insights Episode with Dr Geoff Abbott
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If we have been in organisational life for any length of time, we will have experienced coaching. We may have had someone coach us, we may have been a coach ourselves to our team, or to colleagues, or we may have had some help from a professional coach. Read more

QUT ExecInsights – Aubrey Warren on Powerful Conversations

Exec Insights Episode with Aubrey Warren
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Do you feel there is a depth of connection among the people with whom you share your worklife? Leadership coach, lecturer and writer Aubrey Warren talks with host Kate Joyner about how to improve our skills in dialogue so that our organisations can achieve their goals, one conversation at a time.

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25 years on: How the Public-Sector Management Program shapes the leaders of tomorrow – Part 1 of a 2 part series with John Currie

John Currie - 25 Years teaching the Public Sector Management Program

John Currie – 25 Years teaching the Public Sector Management Program

In 2017, the Public Sector Management Program or PSMP as it is known, celebrates its 25 year birthday. As an institution of Australian 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 environment. Read more

Relationships in online learning

Establishing relationships in online learning

In 2004 George Siemens developed the idea of ‘Connectivisim’. Essentially it is about people learning with technology in a connected environment. Summing up connectivist teaching and learning, Steven Downs says: “…to teach is to model and demonstrate, to learn is to practice and reflect.” The connectivisim learning theory is particularly relevant to MOOC’s the – Massive Open Online Courses. Bayne says that a lack of “talking heads” might have made some participants feel that there was “no ‘professor’ present in the course”. Of course it is difficult to have a relationship with your instructor in a course of 50,000+ enrollments and one instructor but having a talking head video significantly helps create the sense of what Peter Norvig calls a ‘personal tutor’. Read more