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Event invitations & proposals, new programs & services

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Hi there

Summer in Adelaide has been pretty hot with days up to 43 degrees Celsius so the beach and anywhere cool is the choice location.

Reading 5 books was my main achievement over the holiday break. You’ll see that a number of the books were by Brene Brown, who is a shame researcher and having some perfectionist traits, I enjoyed The Gifts of Imperfection. Blue Ocean Shift is what I’m working with now.

On New Years Eve we received some exciting news – Tyler proposed to Jessica at one of their favourite spots on Yorke Peninsula, South Australia and she said yes! Congratulations to the happy couple as they are made for each other.

A quick heads up on a few things as we’ll be on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and in Melbourne, Victoria in February; Bali (Indonesia), Austin (USA) and Sydney in March; so if you’d like to connect please send me and email and we’ll make a time to catch up.

For those people that can be in Melbourne on 15 February 2018, please check out the two events being hosted over lunch and with a later afternoon presentation and networking session, and I look forward to seeing you there.

You may have seen Jess’ email with a call out for Real World Problems – she has already received examples that go from addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals, to industry issues, the application of technology and how to best engage youth. Please take the time to watch the videos and see how you can contribute to innovate, real world learning for young people and students, thank you.

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Apply what you learn to assessing current and future workforce needs and design effective workforce development strategies producing a practical plan with priorities.

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Erasmus+ Programme (Europe) –

call for proposals

The call presents opportunities for organisations and individuals active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. A broad range of actions promoting transnational and cross field partnerships and mobility for youth, students, learners, and practitioners are covered. Different application conditions and deadlines apply for each action.

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Extraordinary work across all corners of the globe The iNShow interview

Passion was developed from early career, knowing the importance of adult learning and education. Seeing people transforming their lives, changing their aspirations, goals and what they thought they could actually do.

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Growth in Kiribati requires mobility and skills for employment

Kiribati, an island republic in the Central Pacific, has recorded 2.9% economic growth between 2011 and 2015 – thanks to continued finance by development partners. New projects include roads, airports, solid waste management and sanitation.

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How do you get an international context to your work and global opportunities?

These 10 tips (plus a bonus one) will work from whatever context or country you are based in as many are related to demonstrating your credibility, reputation and experience.

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Invitation to RTO Leaders Lunch in Melbourne – don’t make the same recent mistakes as others

It is clear that the depth, nature and style of ASQA audits is changing. You can see evidence of this across local institutions as well as those in states like South Australia. And you must have considered, what would happen if we had a snap audit, or found our staff and students being asked questions by an auditor that they couldn’t answer?

There are many examples of all types of providers, including some that were real surprises, where not enough attention is being paid to assessment capability, learning resources and assessment tools, professional development and the people aspects of running a successful Registered Training Organisation.

Over lunch with Chatham House Rule, insights will be shared on what would happen if you are audited like others have been recently, what can be learnt from past mistakes and the subsequent crisis, and the priorities to pay attention for your next audit.

Date: Thursday 15 February 2018

Time: 11.50 am registration opens, 12.00 pm lunch and discussion, 2.00 pm close.

Venue: Rooftop (level 7), 370 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004

Price: $22 incl GST with lunch provided

Register for the event here>

Mapping South Australia’s Workforce Ecosystem

In regions and countries like Germany, where there is a good match of workforce demand to workforce supply, there is a systems based approach, galvanizing all stakeholders towards a vision, mission, common goals and priorities.

The purpose of this survey is to map out all of the relevant stakeholders involved in any form of workforce forecasting/planning and workforce development including attraction/recruitment, education and development (accredited and non-accredited, formal and informal learning), retention and transition in South Australia.

Add your details to the map and Read more here>

If you’d like to map out your Workforce Ecosystem please get in touch.

The Future of Jobs, Skills and Work –

networking event in Melbourne

This event will explore where future jobs and workforce demand is headed, from the perspective of employers and industry, in Australia and internationally. Business models, enterprises and whole industry sectors are being reshaped, together with how we work, posing real challenges for proactive responses by education, employment, government and human resource management.

Discussion on the impact of Industry 4.0 technologies on education, jobs and skills will uncover the impact and requirements for Workforce 4.0 and your work.

Date: Thursday 15 February 2018

Time: 4.30 pm for 5.00 pm start and 7.00 pm close

Venue: Rooftop (level 7), 370 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004

Price: $22 incl GST with drinks and nibbles provided

Register for the event here>

PS. If you would like to see the RTO Leaders Lunch &/or The Future of Jobs, Skills and Work run in your location, please send me an email to register your interest, thank you.

Kind regards

Wendy Perry, Managing Director, Workforce BluePrint

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New Programs and Services

Coaching and mentoring for your workforce project in areas such as:

  • evidence base identifying workforce demand, issues and gaps;
  • workforce of the future in line with your strategic plan;
  • HR infrastructure, skills based job descriptions and employee performance review system.

Change Lead or Interim role – do you have a change management or interim role? Please review my LinkedIn profile and send through an email to start a conversation.

TVET/VET International Insight Service and Opportunities Plan

Skills audit and training needs analysis – for employees, team reports and organisation overall; across your industry sector or region.

21st Century VET Leaders Program – taking expressions of interest via email.

Workforce of the Future Masterclasses taking expressions of interest via email for your enterprise, industry, region or country.



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Workforce BluePrint – Expressions of Interest

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Hi there

Inspiring conversations (video from Adelaide Hills) locally and globally, learning about the work that you are doing whether it is at a conference, event, meeting or online, and the purpose of this email is to extend an Expression of Interest (EoI) to you.

STEM in Education

This EoI is three-fold with a local and global context.
Do you have experiences that could link with the 21st Century Capabilities Framework, for example, new discovery technologies like Virtual Reality, wellbeing, entrepreneurship and STEM in education?

And/or you might have workforce solutions that could be products, programs, tools, resources and services? Read More

Launch of the Global Workforce Architects Program into 20 countries

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Whilst in Austin during SXSW Interactive the Global Workforce Architects Program designed by Workforce BluePrint was launched into 20 countries with South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill sharing the story of how South Australia’s first workforce was developed.

South Australia’s first workforce

At the Austin Texas Bound International Welcome Breakfast, Premier Jay Weatherill spoke with Wendy Perry on the success of such an entrepreneurial South Australian company expanding overseas,


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Big workforce, careers, jobs & skills shifts uncovered

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During the last 2 weeks I’ve been in the USA and at SXSW Interactive where a number of big workforce, careers, jobs and skills shifts have been uncovered that you really need to know about, some of them may even blow your mind.

There is so much to comprehend, complex concepts and technologies that are changing the nature of jobs and work forever.

And if you are in economic and regional development, education or higher ed, human resources, learning and development, training or talent management, in the next few minutes we’d like to help you to understand these shifts.

So let me share information on these big changes with you, appreciating the full picture, interpreting the impact of technologies and trends on the workforce, recognising 21st Century capabilities and knowing where the workforce is moving to next. Read More

Premier Jay Weatherill promotes South Australian businesses, entrepreneurs and startups during SXSW

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Aiming to replicate the essence of Austin, Texas with South Australia as a great place to work and do business and after a round table discussion with Tech Ranch and members of the USA delegation from New Venture Institute, Premier Jay Weatherill welcomed guests to a reception on the eve of SXSW Interactive


Matt Salier and Premier Jay Weatherill

The Premier highlighted Adelaide, Austin’s sister city as beautifully planned with a different style and pattern, surrounded by parklands with McLaren Vale to the south, Barossa Valley to the north, Adelaide Hills to the east and the Gulf of St Vincent beaches to the west, and a common love of festivals.

South Australia has a capacity to respond to challenges and there are numerous examples of entrepreneurs and startups from the state achieving amazing results. Read More

Take your business to the world

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From two countries to six and now expanding to twenty, after undertaking the Women in Global Business (WIGB) program in 2013, Wendy Perry, Head Workforce Planner from Workforce BluePrint is excited for what 2016 will bring.

Wendy Perry (far right) with colleagues from the Defence Teaming Centre and members of a delegation from India.

Wendy Perry (far right) with colleagues from the Defence Teaming Centre and members of a delegation from India.

“When I began the WIGB mentoring in 2013 our international experience included just two countries – Bhutan and Maldives.  Through the regular catch ups, hearing from an experienced exporter in a different industry, I was encouraged to research a number of markets and hone in on a couple. Read More

Workforce BluePrint Episode 1 Current day – original post

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Like Star Wars, this week you’ll see 3 blog posts over the next 3 days – starting with original post (current day), followed by a sequel (future plans) and then the prequel (annual wrap up).

National Broadband Network (NBN) Use high definition video with vStream ACPET National NBN e-learning project and join the NBN Enabled Capability Development Network group on LinkedIn.

Skills for All (South Australia) Skills for All is here and read about the South Australian state budget and Skills for All count down.

Small Business Support Volunteering as the chair for the SMART Business Association Wendy Perry recently hosted the very successful Brand and Identity MEGA Networking lunch.  This lunch was followed by the Southern Adelaide SA Works Network meeting which Wendy chairs, where CE of DFEEST, Raymond Gerrand outlined the new Skills for All program to be operational in South Australia from 2.7.12.

Social Media Keep up to date and stay connected with the latest news and information.

Workforce BluePrint blog’s for workforce development and planning plus Facebook and Twitter.

Connect with Head Workforce Planner, Wendy Perry, Wendy Perry on LinkedIn, Wendy Perry on Facebook, Wendy Perry on Twitter and Wendy Perry on You Tube – subscribe to the channel.

State and Territory VET reforms and budgets A summary of New South Wales State Budget 2012-13, and the South Australian state budget has a common theme “living within our means”.

Training and Assessment Services – are provided in Plumbing, Product Training and Consultancy for Registered Training Organisations, equipment suppliers, engineering and plumbing companies.

Want to develop your skills and practice in workforce development and planning?  Workforce Architects Silver program in Adelaide on 27 July 2012 – places limited, book now!

The Workforce Architect Silver program will be run face 2 face (supported by online communication) on 27.7.12 in Adelaide, 9.30 am – 3.00 pm at the Education Development Centre (Room G51) with BYO mobile device and lunch.  This program covers the development of a workforce plan for an enterprise or organisation; workforce measurement and analysis; workforce development strategies; researching workforce demand and supply.

Workshop materials will be provided via email with tea, coffee and water included.  Facilitated by Head Workforce Planner, Wendy Perry, you will work through practical steps, tools and an evidence based approach to workforce development and planning.

Investment in the program is $300+GST with a 10% discount if 3 or more people book into a program from the same organisation or association. Book your place now by emailing

All Workforce Architects programs are mapped to unit of competency from National Training Packages (BSB and TAE).

Workforce BluePrint’s Workforce Plan Tool will be launched soon and if you are interested in taking a look please let us know and join Workforce Planning Tools group on LinkedIn.

Written by Wendy Perry, 25.6.12

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