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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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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Artificial Intelligence and the leadership challenge

The emerging spectre of Artificial Intelligence (AI) cannot be ignored. In a space with views ranging from Vladimir Putin’s claim that whoever becomes the leader in AI ‘will be the ruler of the world’ to Jean Baudrillard’s view that AI ‘lacks artifice and therefore intelligence’, it was timely for the QUT Business School in Canberra to host a panel to discuss how will it change leadership. Read more

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