How are emerging technologies going to transform the business of government?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in government involves the design, building, use, and evaluation of cognitive computing and machine learning to improve the management of public agencies. To enable successful use of AI in government, leaders must design and implement governance and policy that promotes a skilled workforce that collaborates with academia and the private sector, risk management frameworks, secure systems, and modern technologies.

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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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Be ambitious rather than competitive

Veena Bedekar, Canberra EMBA Graduate, June 2018

One of the highlights of being part of an EMBA cohort is the people you meet. One of our 2018 Canberra graduates, Veena Bedekar, was nominated as Student Representative Speaker.  She shares an extract of her graduate speech below.

My experience of Veena is that she is truly a “peoples person”. She is keen to help people arriving from other countries to “find their feet”, and to help them with their careers. Her exposure to art and creative people, gained from her role as a volunteer board director offers a refreshing balance with her legal work. She cherishes the people she met and the networks created through participating in the EMBA program. This is Veena’s story… Read more

The serious business of Mindfulness

We all have had that feeling of “not being there.”  Have you ever driven home, and then turned off the car and tried to recall the trip – it generally evokes pangs of anxiety as you worry about all of the near accidents you could have had on the trip and not realised how close you got to not making it home at all! Read more

EMBA is learning to transform your thinking

Dennis Mulherin Executive Director and Kerryn Simpfendorfer Chief Financial Officer at Lutheran Education Queensland.

“We have great managers who haven’t spent a day in Management School, do we have great surgeons that haven’t spent a day in surgical school?”  Henry Mintzberg

The purpose of learning is the growth of our minds, understanding this knowledge, building, developing and practising these skills in our work and private life is the essence of studying an MBA or Executive MBA (EMBA). Pursuing an MBA (E) forces you out of your comfort zone, allows you to understand the newest management techniques while continually challenging your perceptions and biases as you finally balance the demands of your study, work, and personal life.

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PSMP Learning Journey

Helen Dogan, Student Representative speaker at Multi Faculty Farewell ceremony for outgoing VC, Prof Peter Coaldrake. December 2017

Everyone likes a good news story and Helen’s journey on the Public Sector Management Program (PSMP) is inspiring and grounding at the same time. As a high performing academic student in her cohort, she not only achieved an outstanding GPA but also continues to work within her organisation to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace based on the knowledge gained through her PSMP workplace project.  Read more

Creating the next great ‘thing’ …

Find it, understand it, support it, and help to make it good practice.

Robert Cialdini, the famous professor of psychology from Arizona State University and protagonist of the power of ethical persuasion, says that right now, somewhere, somehow, someone is creating the next great ‘thing’. He concludes that it is our job as educators to find it, understand it, support it, and help to make it good practice, more quickly than before! Read more

Real world strategy to build social capital

Ideas Factory 2018 - Rotary

Ideas Factory 2018 – Rotary

Rotary International, founded more than 100 years ago in 1905, has over 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs around the world, and has contributed more than $3 billion to life-changing and sustainable community development and aid programs. Perhaps the most notable of these is its PolioPlus program, that since 1979 has helped immunise more than 2.5 billion children worldwide and reduce cases by 99.9 percent. In Australia today, more than 30,000 business leaders are members of more than 1,100 clubs, however many, including the Rotary Club of Brisbane that is the third oldest in Australia, face a membership challenge. Read more