Agribusiness, Africa, Bangkok, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Local Government, Korea & Melbourne Real Day Out

Hi there

Spring in Australia sees conference season, lots of activities and opportunities to work across various sectors including Agribusiness at the Healthy Australian Agribusiness 2020+ Forum in Adelaide; Entrepreneurship with the City of Entrepreneurs Tour and Networking Event; International Education at the APIEF/ACPET Conference; Local Government at the Local Government Professionals SA HR Conference; and Vocational Education and Training (VET) at the VDC 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference in Torquay, Victoria.

Feedback has been outstanding with comments from organisers such as,

Thank you again for presenting at yesterday’s conference. Participants remarked how your engaging and natural style coupled with the relevant and useful knowledge you shared was a highlight of the day for them. I look forward to working more with you in the future.

This was where I presented a Local Government Future Workforce keynote at the Local Government Professionals South Australia Human Resources Workforce 4.0 Conference, followed by Wendy Campana on the Kangaroo Island workforce planning case study, and Jurlique’s story on resilience and well being.

Connections are key so if you are going along to any of these events then please reach out so we can connect at:

  • Jobs Australia Conference, 3-5 October 2018
  • 2018 World Congress Preparing For The Skills Future, 8-10 October 2018
  • STEM for Sunraysia in Mildura, 11-12 October 2018
  • 2018 CCA Annual Conference, 13-15 November 2018

Plus I’ll be in Brisbane on 16.10.18, Cairns on 17.10.18, and the Gold Coast on 27.10.18.

Please also welcome our new intern Jan Noya from the University of Adelaide who is undertaking an action research project on ASEAN.

Australia Awards Africa

What is the best way to teach networking, pitching techniques, leadership for transformational change, reaching out and social media? To practice & ‘do it’. Facilitating the soft skills connections and linkages workshops in Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne with leaders from Africa has seen many penny drop moments.

Thank you for the heart felt feedback and taking the opportunity to step up and lead as Australia Awards Africa Scholars – hope to get to Africa sometime soon!

Bangkok with UNESCO

Over 30-31 August 2018 I participated in the Regional Seminar on the 4th Industrial Revolution and TVET: The Relevance of Entrepreneurship Education. The presentation topic was Entrepreneurial Education in Australia which also led to an invitation to join the WorldSkills ASEAN conference and competition by the President, Simon Bartley.

This also provided the opportunity to benchmark against other countries including Iran, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam. Keep an eye out for upcoming professional development workshops on designing world-class entrepreneurial education experiences.

Entrepreneurial Education & Mindset

Some people say, not everyone can be an entrepreneur and perhaps that is true but an entrepreneurial mindset is sought by employers, entrepreneurs, government and industry alike.

On a recent booked out City of Entrepreneurs Tour the feedback from participants was a highlight,

Thank you for the great day we had with the Tour and your hospitality. We really enjoyed the experience.

Excellent tour. It was very insightful tour and highlights the ingenuity of a small city.

Thank you for a fabulous day.

There was much interest in:

1.  A tour specifically for students;

2.  Classroom activities over 90 minutes with practical activities about Entrepreneurship, whether that be developing a product or other activities;

3.  Guest speakers list who are willing to come out to schools and speak to students;

4.  Professional Development Day on a Future World of Work Tour with Provocateurs;

5.  Social Capital intro and tour for student leaders; and

6.  When the next City of Entrepreneurs Tour for Educators – STEM, Entrepreneurship & Future will be running?

You may have ideas about what might work for you and your colleagues so we look forward to hearing your suggestions.

Future World of Work & City of Entrepreneurs Tours – Save the dates!

Save the date for the next City of Entrepreneurs Tour in Adelaide scheduled for Tuesday 20 November 2018.

Sydney will be the location for the Future World of Work Tour planned on Tuesday 11 December 2018 with more info on event this shortly.

Korea for the EAP Workshop and Global HR Forum

Very excited to receive an invitation to the 2018 East Asia Pacific (EAP) Workshop jointly organised by Ministry of Education of Korea on the issue of ‘Entrepreneurship through TVET in the 4th Industrial Revolution’ November 8-9 in Seoul, Korea. This includes the Global HR Forum and any recommendations from those who are in Seoul or have visited on what I should see, do and who to meet would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

SXSW 2019 Australian International Education delegation

Together with colleagues who are national leaders and innovators in international education across all levels, express your interest to join a delegation to SXSW EDU and the main SXSW 2019 Conference.

The SXSW EDU® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning. The ninth annual SXSW EDU will return to Austin, March 4-7, 2019, for four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy discussions, competitions, exhibition, networking, and so much more.

If this immersive experience sounds like something you might be interested in please get in touch as it is for representatives of the Australian government, State and Territory governments, International Education institutions and educators, career, HR, OD, workforce development and planning practitioners.

If you have any questions please call +61 416 150 491, thank you.

Seeking ‘stop hosts’ in Melbourne with export or international business problems to be solved

The Real Day Out Melbourne will be held on 30.11.18 with international VET students so we are looking for ‘stop hosts’ where you might have an export or international business problem for students to solve. This day looks a bit like a treasure hunt or amazing race for students where you can uncover amazing opportunities and solutions.

Stops could include businesses, employers, exporters, government agencies, industry associations, startups and scaleups so if you fit into one of these categories please email me to find out more.

Wendy Perry for Pimpala

After much consideration, encouragement and support I submitted a nomination on to run in South Australia’s Local Government election for Pimpala Ward in the City of Onkaparinga.

If you’d like to follow this new learning experience or get involved then please like the Wendy Perry for Pimpala Facebook page, plus here is the link to the new website outlining key messages, events, socials and how to get in touch, thanks again! #listenfirst #giveback

#HappyValley #OHalloranHill #Woodcroft #ReynellaEast

Authorised by Wendy Perry, 25 Merrivale Drive, Happy Valley SA 5159.

PS. Today I’m at the IABS 2018 : Indonesia Australia Business Summit 2018 in Melbourne hearing about opportunities in Agriculture, Education, Tourism and Vocational Training so will be posting key takeaways on social media.

Kind regards

Wendy Perry, Managing Director, Workforce BluePrint

Developing 21st Century Workforces and World-class VET systems

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