Leadership

Leader Connect Program Builds Connections

QUT is delighted to provide placement opportunities across the University for the Queensland Government, Leader Connect program.

Leader Connect brokers experiences outside government to enable leaders to equip themselves with the agility and breadth of skills needed to best meet the needs of the people of Queensland.

Secondments can benefit employers as a means of developing good business relationships and sharing and enhancing employees’ skills. At the same time, they can offer employees a valuable career development opportunity, with the chance to make new contacts and gain experience within a different setting.

Secondments to QUT are flexible, ranging from days to months, and designed to meet the needs of the participant, their employer and, QUT as host organisation.

In 2018 a placement with the Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers, was offered for individuals with a passion and commitment to gaining an understanding of disruptive technologies and the impact they will have on our future economy. This provided the opportunity to work with Australia’s best researchers in applied mathematics, statistics and machine learning and with partner researchers on research programs that combine new and innovative data analysis methods with advanced mathematical and statistical modelling.

Mark Gordon, who at the time of his Leader Connect placement the Senior Enterprise Architect at the Queensland Government Chief Information Office, was the recipient of the placement opportunity.

For more information about the Leader Connect program go to: https://www.forgov.qld.gov.au/leader-connect

 

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Emma is a dynamic, experienced and respected executive leader with a highly regarded ability to develop, drive and support business outcomes. Emma has considerable experience as the state leader of member based, professional associations, providing her with an extensive background in working with individuals and organisations to maximise their investment in customised and open enrolment executive education programs. In her prior roles Emma managed a diverse portfolio of program delivery for government, corporate and not-for-profit clients throughout Queensland and New South Wales. Within the Graduate School of Business and QUTeX, Emma manages Government partnerships throughout Queensland in relation to leadership development; taking the time to understand the organisation’s workforce capability and provide solutions accordingly. Prior to joining QUT, Emma held the position of State Director at Governance Institute of Australia; with a focus on management of Governance Institute activities in Queensland to ensure that the strategic direction were executed and that superior quality services were provided to members, students and customers. Before that Emma was the State Executive Officer for the Financial Planning Association where she managed and administered the service delivery and business of the Financial Planning Association in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

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