QUT Disaster Management Lecturer helps clear the way for a landmine-free Turkey

Dr Jo Durham (seated second from right) having a cuppa with the local deminers during a break, in Igdir Province, Eastern Turkey, along the Iranian border. The deminers are funded by MECHEM and the overall project is funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP Turkey Country Office.

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.

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Learning is a very powerful tool – but don’t just take our word for it!

Peter Carne Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Public Trustee of Queensland talks about his experience of working with QUTeX.

Peter Carne Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Public Trustee of Queensland talks about his experience of working with QUTeX.

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.

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2019 QUT Leadership Coaching Conference: Crossing Boundaries

Crossing Boundaries, Leadership Coaching Conference

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.

Conference update:
We are delighted to announce our first keynote speaker for our inaugural Leadership Coaching Conference, Michael Bungay Stainer.
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The PSMP inspires a commitment to improve service delivery within the Rural Hospitals

Diana Friday, recipient of the QUT Diversity Scholarship, with her Australia Day honours award from the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, received for her dedication to improving health care.

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

What the MBA means to me

Jane was part of the recent panel discussion “Breaking into the Boardroom”, left to right Deborah Wilson, Andrew Rodgers, and Jane Crombie.

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

The PSMP gave me the confidence to pursue my dream…

Charlotte Sangster PSMP Graduate

Charlotte Sangster, received the QUT Women’s Scholarship and completed the Graduate Certificate in Business

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. 

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