03
Nov 17

How my life (and yours) is being affected by the future

In a 2016 report published by The World Economic Forum, The Future of Jobs, it is estimated that 5 million jobs will be lost to automation by 2020, and that the number will continue to rise. As a young Australian who has invested a lot into two undergraduate degrees and is carrying a pretty hefty … Continue reading How my life (and yours) is being affected by the future

25
Aug 17

Top Tips & Lessons learnt from the Public Sector PMO conference

At the end of July, senior PMO representatives from across the Australian public sector came together for two days in Sydney for the 2nd PMO Leadership conference. There was a real sense of collegiality and networking in the room as delegates shared their challenges, learnt from past mistakes and celebrated each others’ successes. Despite the … Continue reading Top Tips & Lessons learnt from the Public Sector PMO conference

07
Jul 17

A glass of wine & a few fun facts

Last weekend, Criterion’s Production team set off on a day trip down to the Hunter Valley. We began the morning bright* and bubbly** at Central Station, taking an early morning coach hosted by a lively guide called Sean. Sean liked to point out all the “lesser celebrated highlights” of Sydney as we drove by, including … Continue reading A glass of wine & a few fun facts

06
Jul 17

Investing in child-centred approaches to end family violence

In Australia, 25% of all children have been exposed to domestic violence. That figure is horrifying, particularly when you start to understand the impacts on the children themselves and on our community as a whole. Exposure to violence can trigger ongoing fear, grief and self-blame. It can lead to detachment from others and disengagement from … Continue reading Investing in child-centred approaches to end family violence

09
Feb 17

The one recommendation missing from Tasmania’s Out of Home Care Report

In this day and age, how many 18 year old Australians are emotionally and financially capable of leaving their family home and finding affordable, safe accommodation whilst also trying to pursue full-time study or land a permanent job? I know I certainly wasn’t. Tasmania is Australia’s most recent state to release its official report into … Continue reading The one recommendation missing from Tasmania’s Out of Home Care Report

08
Dec 16

Program Management Act headed to President Obama’s office

The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act has been passed unanimously by the U.S Senate and is on its way to President Barack Obama’s office to be signed. Currently in the U.S, only 64% of government strategic initiatives actually fulfill their intended outcomes and business intent. However, research by the Project Management Institute shows that … Continue reading Program Management Act headed to President Obama’s office

06
Dec 16

“Like having 150 bombs going off at once”

The crisis known as ‘thunderstorm asthma’, which hit Melbourne’s metropolitan region on 21st November, caused the equivalent of a full day’s workload for emergency services in the space of just a few hours. Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital was forced to set up a secondary emergency admissions unit in their day procedures area, and some private … Continue reading “Like having 150 bombs going off at once”

05
Dec 16

All trick & no treat: Criterion’s Halloween fundraiser

Never passing up an opportunity to put a celebration to good cause, Criterion Conferences recently hosted a Halloween Fundraiser. As an organisation that works extensively in research and professional development in the healthcare sector, we thought it appropriate that our proceeds went towards supporting the work of Doctors Without Borders. Criterion Conferences’ Corporate Giving Committee … Continue reading All trick & no treat: Criterion’s Halloween fundraiser