While some of us spent the pre-Christmas period preparing for festivities ahead, Dr Jo Durham, senior lecturer in Disaster Management at QUT, was on the ground in Turkey, evaluating a landmine clearance project on the eastern borders of Turkey for the UN Development programme.
I recently caught up with Peter Carne, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Public Trustee of Queensland. In this role, he oversees more than 600 staff across 15 regional offices. One of the things I quickly realised, is that, despite holding such an important position, Peter is a particularly friendly and approachable person, who is passionate about what he does, and is inspirational in his approach to personal growth, as well as organisational growth.
One thing is certain – today’s leaders face the reality of a ‘VUCA’ world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. In times of rapid change, the temptation is to pull back.
The “Reimagining the Business of Health” seminar held at the QUT Executive Education Centre, Gardens Point campus, on Wednesday 7th November 2018 was a great success.
The seminar, offered by QUT Faculty of Health and sponsored by QUTeX involved a unique blend of theatre and health economics.
QUT, in partnership with the Public Service Commission (PSC), invest in scholarships each year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Queensland Government Employees, to undertake the Public Sector Management Program (PSMP).
Diana Friday, a Senior Aboriginal Health Worker from Community Health in far North Queensland was the recipient of one of the 2017 scholarships. Read more
When Jane first applied for the program there were some concerns – Jane was already highly accomplished in her role and had a very strong track record of success. While we felt that she would offer a huge contribution to the cohort we were unsure because of her extensive experience, Read more
I was pleasantly surprised and very happy to see the name of Clayton John Trevilyan of Port Macquarie listed in the awardees of the Public Service Medal (Federal) in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Read more
So many of us wish we had the courage to speak up when it really matters. Speak for ourselves and for others. Our Women on the Move forum this year titled ‘Voice Matters’ challenged us to own the voice we have. Read more
When I interviewed Charlotte Sangster for her PSMP scholarship application in 2015, what stood out was her total commitment to have impact, to make a difference in peoples’ lives. She also knew that there was a bigger role out there for her that would remain elusive without further studies.
One of the key takeaways from the MBA program is how you reshape your career. But what happens after you finish your studies? How do you keep the excitement and energy of your learning experience alive?